Volunteers & Leaders Association

Volunteer work is invaluable to 4-H and our entire community! Trusted adults as volunteers offer youth great environments to learn and grow. 4-H recognizes that adults supporting youth also need some help at times, which is where Extension comes in. The 4-H Youth Development Educator is here to help adults identify and have access to what they need. For more information on adults mentoring youth in 4-H, please view the following sites regarding 4-H Volunteer resources and becoming a Volunteer.

Some volunteers lead clubs with the help of their youth members, while others assist in youth learning through specific projects or activities. For club leaders, this is done in existing 4-H Clubs or by creating their own club through our 4-H Process. Being a club leader isn’t the only way to volunteer with 4-H! Other volunteer options to explore in Ashland County are baking for fundraisers, leading an outdoor adventure for a day, hosting a special STEAM or STEM class, and more!

Ashland County 4-H Leaders Association Officers

President: Jennifer Nortunen

Vice President: Liz Arbuckle

Secretary: Becky Mika

Treasurer: Elissa Riemer

Record-Keeping Process

Sponsorships & Funding

Annual Charter Forms

The 4-H Charter indicates that a 4-H Club or Group is organized in accordance with the objectives of the Wisconsin 4-H program. The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension grants 4-H Charters which formally authorizes a Wisconsin 4-H Club or Group to use the 4-H Name and Emblem for educational purposes in accordance with laws and regulations established by Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

LA Bylaws & Meetings


Kate Wallner serves Ashland County as the 4-H Youth Development Educator. To learn more about 4-H Youth Development programming and the role of Extension in Ashland County, send her an email (kate.wallner@wisc.edu) or call 715-208-0664! You can also share ideas through the short survey found here!

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