Why volunteer with Illinois 4-H?

The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow!

We're going to need their ingenuity, compassion, determination, technical skills, leadership, problem-solving, organizational skills, determination, compassion, but today they need YOU!

As a 4-H volunteer, you can share your skills and experience to help transform a new generation of confident, young leaders. This is your chance to make a change, to be the spark that inspires a generation. Do you have a passion, skill, or talent that you would like to share with young people? You can make a difference in the lives of young people by teaching them skills that they can use the rest of their lives.

Illinois 4-H volunteers are empowering and preparing youth for success as 4-H members provide service to others and their community. Today’s 4-H youth are engaged in learning activities as they are practicing skills employers want; growing and distributing food to communities in need; stewarding the natural resources; making a difference in local, state, national, and global issues; and influencing positive choices for healthy living. None of that would be possible without our volunteers.