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What is a Volunteer Resource Leader?


POSITION TITLE: Resource Leader

POSITION DESCRIPTION: A resource leader is a volunteer who assists the 4-H program on a short term basis in local situations. For example, a resource leader may be an instructor for a special interest program, or a guest speaker for a club program relating to any project area.


• Teach a specific lesson or conduct a short-term special interest program to 4-H members or leaders. Resource leaders usually work from requests by 4-H clubs or 4-H members enrolled in a project area.

• Become familiar with the overall purpose of 4-H and the particular program for which assistance has been requested.

• Become familiar with all 4-H guidelines related to the area in which you are serving as a resource leader.

• Learn basic information about the audience — their ages, the number involved, their interests, etc.

• Follow-through with responsibility agreed to, evaluate the effectiveness and share with 4-H leader.


• Skills and knowledge related to the project area for which you are serving as a resource.

• Awareness of written resource materials related to your topic.

• Awareness of career opportunities related to your topic.

• Ability to work with 4-H members and leaders.

RELATIONSHIPS: • Resource person to 4-H members and leaders.

• Extension agents.

• Community resource people.

BENEFITS: • Satisfaction, recognition, leadership skills and appreciation from others.

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