The Kentucky 4-H Volunteer Advisory Council serves as a communication link between  

4-H volunteers between the local, district and state levels of the Kentucky 4-H Youth Development Program. Two delegates from each CES district meet with the Assistant Director for the Kentucky 4-H Youth Development Program and the State 4-H Extension Specialists twice a year to discuss issues related to Kentucky youth that need to be addressed by the Kentucky 4-H Development Program.  Members give input into new 4-H programs and the State 4-H Youth Development Plan of work and assist in evaluating the impact and success of specific 4-H programs. 


Representatives from the council serve as Kentucky 4-H volunteers on the Kentucky State Extension Council and the Kentucky 4-H Agent Advisory Council.


At least two face-to-face meetings are held a year during the fall and spring.


To qualify and apply:

  • Applicants must complete the Client Protection screening process and be accepted as a volunteer in their home county.
  • Applicants must be nominated by their local 4-H Council. 
  • Applicants must complete a Kentucky 4-H Volunteer Advisory Council Nomination Application.
  • Applications will be screened at the district level by the 4-H Youth Development Agents. 
  • Applications and signed Position Description should be forwarded to the Assistant Director for 4-H Youth Development for final selection.


Kentucky 4-H Advisory Council Position Description  (PDF)

Kentucky 4-H Volunteer Advisory Council Nomination Application (PDF)