How to Volunteer

4-H programs, at all levels, are only as successful to the extent they tap the creativity, nurturing, wisdom, involvement, and skills of volunteers. If after learning about SPIN club volunteers, you’re ready to volunteer, start with a phone call to your county MSU Extension office. The 4-H program coordinator in the county you’ve selected will follow up with you about next steps in the Volunteer Selection Process. The Volunteer Selection Process includes an application, national and state background checks, references, an interview and online training modules. There is no charge to you as a volunteer for these background checks or the selection process. After the selection process is finished and you are approved as a volunteer, you will be ready to start planning for your first meeting.

Scheduling SPIN meetings

A SPIN club meets for at least one hour, six to eight times in a given month. Meeting dates and locations are determined around the availability of the volunteer and participants. The type of activity and number of participants help determine the meeting location.

Planning SPIN meetings and activities

Michigan 4-H provides training and support to help you be successful. Contact your 4-H program coordinator to learn more about what resources are available to you or for assistance in planning learning activities. Join us in making the best better for youth and communities across Michigan!