Apply to be a 4-H Volunteer
Who Can Be A Volunteer?
Anyone over 18 years of age who completes the 4-H Volunteer Certification Process below can work one-on-one with youth and be recognized as a certified 4-H volunteer. BUT you don't need to be certified to volunteer with us or help our leaders out! Call the extension office if you have any questions.
Please visit this form to indicate what you are interested in helping with!
Re-Enrolling As A Volunteer
If you are re-enrolling as a Lewis and Clark County 4-H Volunteer, please re-enroll on ZSuites starting October 1st and submit enrollment fees by December 31st. Failure to re-enroll by December 31st results in a $50 late fee for both youth and adult members.
If a full year has gone by without re-enrolling, you will be required to go through the full enrollment process again, including a background check which costs $30. Your first background check is covered by the Lewis & Clark County 4-H Council.
The Process of Applying As A New Volunteer
First you can see what volunteer positions we have available and we can provide you more information. If you know what you want to help with, please contact the Extension Office by e-mailing lewisclark(at)montana.edu or calling (406) 447-8346. Please keep in mind elections to serve on Council, Foundation, and as a superintendent for the Outdoor and Indoor Committees happens in October. You can find current elections information by clicking here.
You must enroll in ZSuites. This is a totally online service. If you need help, please use the chat box or call the Extension Office. Once you enroll online we use Verified Volunteers to run a background check.
Staff at the Montana 4-H Center will review results of the background check and any applicant disclosures.
- If your background screening is clear, you will be approved on ZSuites
- If your background screening is not clear, and/or you disclosed information on your application, the Montana 4-H Center conducts a reference check, and approves/rejects the applicant based on the background check and the references. Applicants may be approved with restrictions, which will be outlined in the acceptance letter sent by the 4-H State Office.
- If you are not approved in a timely manner, this may be because:
- The above steps were not completed.
- Incomplete information was received.
Upon approval of your Verified Volunteers background screening, your ZSuites profile will be activated.
- Review your profile for accuracy or to make any changes.
Your enrollment status on ZSuites will be displayed as "Pending" until the Extension Office confirms your membership.
- Prior to confirming your membership you will need to pay a $20 enrollment fee online, in person, or by mail
- Checks should be made out to Lewis & Clark County 4-H Council
- Checks/cash can be mailed or dropped off at 100 West Custer Ave, Helena, MT 59602
- You will be notified of professional development opportunities throughout the year. In the meantime, please take a look at the 4-H Volunteer Orientation Factsheet
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