4-H Leader Responsibilities
The Organizational leader is the main leader of the club. There may be one or more people in a club who share the leadership responsibilities. They are the links between the 4-H office and the 4-H members. They serve as advisors to the club and together with members, determine the club’s needs.
Some specific responsibilities are:
- Organize the club each fall (leaders of club and officers).
- Assist youth in the planning of the club’s yearly program, including the monthly meetings and activities. Encourage youth involvement.
- Assist in recruiting new project and activity leaders.
- Recruit and work with youth leaders being sure they are active with with club activities and project meetings.
- Make sure responsible officers reelected for the club and go over duties once new officers are elected.
- Being willing to help with or find people to help with county events.
- Being willing, and encourage others, to serve on county committees and attend other 4-H meetings.
- Obtain parental involvement with projects and activities.
- Let the club officers run the meeting, but help them understand their responsibilities. Be a good listener.
- Assist members with project selections.
- Send requested information to the Cooperative Extension Office on time.
- Keep members and parents informed on club activities.
- Attend 4-H Leader Certification Training. Must be done within the first year of leadership.
- Make sure re-enrollment forms are turned into 4-H office by November 1st and new enrollment forms by March 1st.
- 4-H Club Financial Handbook for Leaders: www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/pubs/pubdetails.cfm?publicationid=18pubdetails
- New Club Leader Resources: www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/clubs/starting.cfmstarting
- Effective Club Meeting Materials: www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/clubs/meetings.cfm
- Sign up to receive the 4-H Source Book: www.4-HMall.org