National 4-H Service Campaign 

  • 4-H True Leaders in Service is a national 4-H service campaign during April 2018.
  • Your club can register a volunteer event that will happen any day, April 1 to 30!
  • Or plan a volunteer event for the National 4-H Day of Service, Saturday, April 28!
  • Click on link above for event registration, toolkit, and media resources!  
  • Roll up your sleeves and put the pledge into action with 4-Hers around the country!

Project Ideas

Looking for project ideas for your 4-H club? Try one of these service-learning ideas or develop a project on your own!

  • Service-learning ideas from A to Z!
    Ideas for service-learning with any 4-H project area. 
  • Camo coolers
    Make cooling neck rings for our military serving in extreme heat areas.
  • Carry on suitcases
    Fill suitcases with personal care items to assist local battered women's shelters or other assistance organizations.
  • Feeding communities (hunger and food security)
    4-Hers of all ages can start or do something that contributes to hunger awareness, hunger relief, or food security in their communities.  
  • Letter writing kits
    Create decorative shoe boxes filled with stationary items for children of offenders to write letters to their incarcerated parent.
  • Make-a-Wish scrapbooks
    Make scrapbooks for the children granted wishes through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
  • Weighted blankets
    Apply 4-H sewing project skills while learning about children with special needs.  Make weighted blankets or vests for children with autism.


  • Community service-learning grants
    4-H groups can apply for up to $1,000 grants to support their community service-learning projects, from Crader Distributing and, and DuPont Pioneer. Open deadline.
  • Building Our American Communities (BOAC) grants
    4-H clubs can apply for $500 grants for facilities, grounds, or building improvements, from Missouri Department of Agriculture. Deadline August 1.
  • Shaping Rural Missouri grants
    4-H clubs can apply for $500 grants for projects with tangible value where results can be seen or touched, from FCS Financial. Deadline April 1.
  • Youth Summit mini-grants
    Missouri Youth Civic Leaders Summit teams can receive $200 mini-grants to carry out service-learning projects planned at YCLS, from Monsanto. Deadline May 15.


  • Club service recognition
    Clubs completing the LG760 Youth Service to Communities form receive a certificate for their summary of service activities and percentage of club participation.
  • Census of service-learning
    By the numbers, Missouri 4-Hers make a tremendous difference in their communities each year through service. This report summarizes the impact!
  • Power of YOUth
    National 4-H newsletter featuring how youth and and adults are making a positive impact in their rural communities