Youth in grades 7 and up can serve as counselors for Cloverbud & Explorer Day Camps and youth in grades 9 and up can apply to be a summer camp counselor. Counselors receive training and assume responsibility for planning and implementing camps.
Club officers and organizational leaders attend the annual Leader Learn-In to learn about their job responsibilities. They receive tools and information to assist them in successfully carrying out those responsibilities.
Youth in grades 8-13 are chosen annually to assist in promoting the 4-H program. Youth need to have been active club members and participated in county opportunities. They develop confidence speaking in front of small and large groups. Activities vary from helping with New Family Night, doing a session at Project Discovery Day and hosting a booth at Blue Ribbon Kids Day. The group determines annually what activities they will do to achieve their goals.
State 4-H Youth Leader Council
Youth in high school can apply for a two year term on the State Youth Leader Council. Nominations are sought in the spring of each year. Elections are held at State 4-H and Youth Conference. The Council is responsible for helping with State 4-H and Youth Conference. They lead recreational activities, assist at assemblies and assist small groups going to different sessions. The Council also meets in the fall with the State Leaders Council.
State 4-H Adult Leader Council
Each county sends one representative to the State Leader Council meeting held each fall. The Leaders Association has designated the Vice President to be our county’s representative. The annual Council meeting includes an update on new opportunities, small group discussions and district caucus time. Participants at this meeting can run for the State Leader Council board.
Wisconsin 4-H Volunteer Leaders Conference
Adult and youth leaders participate in a two day conference in March every other year at UW Oshkosh. Sessions focus on project related topics, program management and personal growth. Each conference features a motivational keynote speaker.
Regional Leaders Forum
In the years opposite the Wisconsin 4-H Volunteer Leaders Conference, leaders can attend the North Central Regional Leaders Forum. Sessions offered are similar to the State Conference. Participants meet volunteers from neighboring states and share ideas.