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The Gunnison County Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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Volunteer in Gunnison County 4-H

Volunteer in Gunnison County 4-H

4-H would not happen without volunteers!

There are numerous opportunities to volunteer in Gunnison County 4-H programs. Whether you’d like to volunteer your expertise to help kids succesfully complete projects, organize and lead 4-H events and meetings, or serve in an advisory role on a 4-H committee, there’s a role for you to play as a 4-H volunteer. If you would like to learn more about volunteering with 4-H programs in Gunnison County, call 641-1260, or stop by the CSU Extension Office at the Fred Field Western Heritage Center (275 S. Spruce St.) in Gunnison.

Colorado 4-H Volunteer Orientation

4-H volunteer teaching a member to rope

All volunteers must take the online Volunteer Orientation course!

New volunteers as well as returning volunteers who have not yet done so are required to take the Colorado 4-H Volunteer Orientation course, which is designed to help adults become familiar with Colorado 4-H Youth Development programs.

The course has four components:

  • Lesson 1: Volunteer Roles & Relationships
  • Lesson 2: A Safe & Inclusive Environment
  • Lesson 3: Promoting Positive Youth Development
  • Lesson 4: Introduction to Experiential Learning

The online course does not need to be completed in one sitting but the overall training will take approximately 1 hour to complete. All four components must be completed to continue/begin serving as a 4-H volunteer. 

This training must be completed by December 31, 2019.  Any volunteers who have not gone through this training by the end of the 4-H year (September 30, 2020) will not be able to re-enroll for the 2020-2021 4-H Program Year.

Instructions on how to complete the training can be found by clicking here.

Need assistance? Call (970) 641-1260 or email erin.durant@colostate.edu.