4-H builds on the strength of youth and adult partnerships. A 4-H volunteer is anyone who contributes their time, energy or talent to 4-H and is not paid by Cornell University Cooperative Extension – New York City (CUCE-NYC) for his or her contributions. All volunteers are screened and go through background checks.

4-H volunteer opportunities include:

  • Mentoring – Providing leadership & guidance to 4-H clubs and groups.
  • Community Outreach – Serving as an educator delivering workshops to youth &/or adults.
  • Organizational Support – Assisting with events &/or day-to-day program operations.
  • Resource Developers – Helping to identify program supports & funding opportunities


Volunteers are crucial to program delivery and help to keep the 4-H program alive.

Click here to access the 4-H Volunteer Application.