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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.

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