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4-H Volunteers

Who We Are:

4-H is the youth development program of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

4-H is a learning-by-doing program for kids. 4-H offers a wide variety of programs and projects in these categories:

1,600 4-H Volunteers are helping over 30,000 youth statewide acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes to become self-directing, productive and contributory members of society.

What We Do:

In addition to clubs, kids can participate in special-interest groups, overnight camping, day camps, school enrichment, and after-school programs.

The four “H”s target Life Skills:

Where We Are Located:

Currently, more than 20,000 Maine youth participate in 4-H activities across the state. We offer state-, region-, and county-wide events. Check with your UMaine Extension county office to find out what 4-H is doing in your community

Volunteer Experiences Can Include:

Whether you are an alumn, adult, teen or invested community member, we offer many ways to get involved and volunteer with our programs. Choose your area of interest to find out more:

How to Apply:

For information on how to get involved with the 4-H Program as a Club, Individual, Alumni or a Volunteer, contact the 4-H staff member in your county.

Image Description: 4-H leader and two club members with rabbit; photo by Edwin Remsberg, USDA


University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Contact Information

Cooperative Extension Volunteers
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188, 1.800.287.0274 (in Maine) or 1.800.287.8957 (TDD)E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System