Broward County 4-H is currently looking for new volunteers. There are many ways of getting involved, from preplanning special events to starting your very own 4-H Club.
Starting a club: 4-H is not just about farming, gardening, and animals. It is so much more than you think. Do you enjoy working out and teaching kids about healthy lifestyles? Cooking dishes from around the world or sewing a fabulous shirt? Taking pictures or dancing? Do you like science, education on invasive species of plants, or restoring habitats in the Florida Everglades? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you can start a 4-H club in your community today.
What is the first step in becoming a volunteer or club leader?
Call your local 4-H office and express your interest. Be specific about what your club would focus on.
Pick up a volunteer application. Fill out a few simple forms and resubmit to the office. Broward County Risk Management will complete a background check.
My background check is complete – where do I go from here?
Your local 4-H agent will set up a date for you to complete a 1.5-hour volunteer training.
Start recruiting members from your local community. Try to establish a diverse group. Also, find a meeting location such as a place of worship, community center, club leader’s home, or school.
Select club officers within the first three months of establishing your club.
Where can I start a 4-H club?
When can I officially use the 4-H name and emblem?
After three months and a minimum of three meetings, you will need to fill out a club charter application. Along with this application, you will need to include the names of your club officers as well as your club bylaws or rules.
Mail this form to our state office in Gainesville and you will receive a certificate stating that you are an official 4-H Club.
For more information, call your local 4-H office at 954-357-5270, or follow this link.
For information on other volunteer opportunities with Broward County Parks, follow this link.