State 4-H Volunteer Resources

The Nebraska state 4-H website has many resources for volunteers  and club leaders ranging from training and development to club management. And check out the Fast Track Volunteer Training video series to increase your leadership skills at your own pace.

Volunteer Opportunities

2020 4-H Leaders and Volunteers 4-H Training

Spotlight on 4-H (numerous resources!)

Leader and Volunteer Training Resources

Awards and Scholarships

4-H'ers who are seniors have many exciting opportunities during their last year of school, one of which is planning for what to do after High School.  If plans include college, please take the time to consider applying for some scholarships available to you through Cass County 4-H.  Application forms and information are shown for each available scholarship at the link below.  

High School Awards and Scholarship 

Statewide Events & Opportunities

Governor's Agricultural Excellence Award - 2018  (presented to our very own Cass County Monster Hares 4-H Club!)

Cass County Youth and Club Reporting

Recording your work and experiences on the year-end-reports is a great life-time skill to acquire and practice. 

  • 2020 County Point sheet for 4-H Activites  - due September 15, 2020
  • 2020 Club Point Sheets  - due September 15, 2020
  • County-Only Awards (Outstanding Senior, Intermediate, and Junior 4-H members; Outstanding Leadership, Citizen, and Volunteer 4-H members, Flop Award, Memorable 4-H Experience Award, Hardship Award, and Workshop/Event Voucher Award) 
  • 4-H Diamond Clover  (application information and report forms for Levels 1 - 6) - due September 15
  • Achievement Application (application for selection of county and state award winners, including Nebraska delegates to National 4-H Congress and National 4-H Conference, as well as Nebraska 4-H Foundation scholarship award recipients) - due October 15

4-H & FFA of the Week Program sponsored by Midwest Messenger

Cass County Volunteer Recognition

We are honored to recognize the valuable 4- H leaders and volunteers we have right here in Cass County! Adult volunteers may be nominated by other adults or youth, and may nominate themselves. The county level award winners will be selected by our local 4-H Council from the pool of nominations forms we receive. 

Volunteer Recognition Nomination Forms (click here)

Cass County 4-H Ambassador Program

The primary goal of the Cass County 4-H Ambassador Program is to develop leadership skills and building communication skills to be utilized in an
advocacy role for the Cass County 4-H Program as well as in other aspects of the Ambassador’s life.
Through this program, 4-H staff members are committed to offering you:
• Increased understanding of your leadership skills and abilities
• Increased confidence in yourself
• Better understanding of the Cass County 4-H Program

Cass County 4-H Ambassador Program Application 2020-2021

 The 4-H Council is a group of 9 adults and 9 youth (14 years 4-H age and older) which provide support to the Extension staff, assist in determining the direction of the 4-H program, provide support and assistance to 4-H volunteers, and support 4-H members in the program.  Adults serve three year terms; youth serve one year.

Strong councils provides local input to the 4-H program.  4-H councils help provide  additional funds to support 4-H programs through scholarships to 4-Hers for events and college, for leader forums, and for awards offered at county events.  Additionally, 4-H councils help fund buildings on fairgrounds, staff hires, and other expenditures.  Providing direction to 4-H programs strengthens the entire state 4-H system.  Having a strong relationship is critical to a strong 4-H Youth Development Program. 

 It’s an honor to serve on the 4-H Council.  If you are interested in serving, contact the Extension Office.  Elections are held each fall in November.  

4-H Council Grant

4-H Constitution

4-H Council Members

4-H Council Meeting Agendas

4-H Council Meeting Minutes

Blank Form for 4-H Council Minutes