University of Maryland Extension

Volunteer Corner

We are glad you looked us up!  The 4-H program reaches out to youth and their families to build skills for life.  Check us out!  4-H has a hundred different hands-on projects to offer.

Your time, knowledge and heart for youth could make a big difference in the quality of life in your community.  Prince George’s County 4-H Youth Development program will provide you the support and training  you’ll need along the way.  You will be a valued partner in helping grow kids. There are many ways to volunteer.

 Application Screening Process
1. Please fill out the UME Volunteer Application.  Send the fillable pdf UME Reference Form to the three references listed on your application. Applicants and references may send completed forms to Dr. Alex Chan at
2. There is an online Volunteer Orientation training that is given by the 4-H state office once a month. View the 2020 Volunteer Webinar Training Schedule after your volunteer application has been approved. The 4-H office will scheduled you for the session. You will need both a telephone and computer with high speed internet (no dial up).
3.  The 4-H office will contact you to schedule an face-to-face interview once the application screening process,  background check, and online Volunteer Orientation training. 
4. Create your profile and enroll online at Click on the link (pdf) for the online instructions.
Each (January) year to maintain your certified UME volunteer status with 4-H, re-enrollment will need to be completed at with the MD Code of Conduct, Publicity Release, and Annual Renewal sections.
For more information how to get started, contact Dr. Alex Chan, 4-H Extension Educator at 301-868-9636 ext. 445 or email:


Thank you again for your interest in 4-H Youth Development Program in Prince George's County and we look forward to working with you!

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