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Youth Leadership Opportunities

Ambassador & Jr. Ambassador

Being an Ambassador or Jr. Ambassador is an opportunity for youth to be more involved at a County level and consider the responsibilities as an act of service to their fellow 4-H members and leaders.  People in general look up to an Ambassador.  As an Ambassador, you will be expected to exhibit the following types of behavior:

  • Show initiative...be willing to try new things.
  • Show interest in self-growth and service to the Shasta County 4-H Program.  This includes such things as helping to set up, clean-up at major 4-H events, assisting with awards, giving presentations, etc.
  • Show consideration and interest for others.
  • Have a willingness to work for the improvement of the 4-H Program.
  • Be willing to share your ideas and experiences with others, such as at 4-H club meetings, county 4-H Council meetings, etc.
  • Be willing to encourage or assist younger members to achieve their goals.

Additional Requirements and Information can be found in the packets below.


Ambassador Applications due to the 4-H office no later than Friday, May 3, 2024.

Ambassador_Application 2024-25


Jr. Ambassador Applications due to the 4-H office no later than Friday, August 9, 2024.

Jr. Ambassador Application 2024-25


Club Officer

4-H Officer's Manual

4-H club officers are elected annually in accordance with the club's constitution and bylaws.  Under the guidance of the 4-H community club leader and/or the officer's advisor, officers are responsible for a particular part of the 4-H club's function. 

Generally, 4-H clubs have a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and sergeant at arms.  However, 4-H units may have additional officers according to their constitution and bylaws. Other activities and events may be planned by a committee.

Together, the 4-H club officer team is responsible for the administration of the 4-H club and its programs. Club officers plan and carry out community club meetings. 

These objectives of holding an office include increased:

  • planning and organizing skills.
  • teamwork, leadership, and social skills.
  • communication and public speaking skills.
  • self-responsibility.
  • decision making skills.
  • record keeping and management skills.

The general duties of holding an office include:

      • Learn and act upon the duties of your office.
      • Be an active member of the board of officers.
      • Attend officer executive board meetings.
      • Attend club meetings and activities.
      • Lead in planning meetings and events.
      • Give your opinion on issues, but also listen to what others have to say.
      • Actively represent 4-H in your community.

Junior and Teen Leaders

The 4-H junior and teen leadership experience is designed to provide members with the opportunity to learn about the qualities and competencies needed to be a leader.  Junior leaders provide assistance, while teen leaders assume more challenging leadership roles.  Junior and teen leaders may assist with specific projects or with more general 4-H activities and events.  A 4-H member may be a junior or teen leader for one or more projects during the year.


The primary duties of a junior or teen leader are (varies by age, experience, and other factors):

  1. Work collaboratively with the adult leader to set goals, develop lesson plans, teach skills, and evaluate activities.
  2. Coordinate logistical details such as meeting times, locations, materials, supplies, and expenses with the adult leader.
  3. Communicate with the adult leader and members about group expectations, responsibilities and expected outcomes.

At the beginning of the year, the 4-H member and the adult leaders should meet to discuss the project and define each of their roles. The 4-H member should complete the pre-project part of the form. At the end of the year, the 4-H member must complete the post-project part of the form and include the entire form in his/her Record Book to receive credit. Please see 4-H Record Books for more details. 


Junior leaders (intermediate members): To become a junior leader, members must be at least 11 and no more than 13 years old by December 31st of the program year.

Teen leaders (senior members): To become a teen leader, members must be at least 14 and no more than 19 years old by December 31st of the program year.