Recognizing the volunteers that empower Colorado’s youth every day

4-H is America’s largest youth development organization. Colorado 4-H reaches over 110,000 youth every year, helping them to become confident, independent, resilient, and compassionate leaders.

4 4-H participants hanging out
Colorado 4-H serves over 110,000 youth annually

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

Colorado 4-H’s network of over 10,000 volunteers provides caring and supportive mentoring to all 4-H’ers, helping them to grow into true leaders, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. In the spirit of National Volunteer Week, we want to say thank you to our amazing network of volunteers and share some of the stories that highlight just how important 4-H volunteers are in the lives of our youth.

Alyssa Loveless

Alyssa standing on a mountain top
Alyssa Loveless: 4-H Volunteer

Tell us about your favorite 4-H Volunteer experience. 

Volunteering with CSU as a Ram Welcome Leader I was able to help new CSU students learn about campus and feel more comfortable. I was able to use the skills I learned in 4-H to make personal connections with the students and help them feel more at home. I also met new 4-H Alum that had just finished their 4-H experience and was able to connect with them about our common 4-H experiences.

Tell us about you!

I was in 4-H for 12 years in Fremont County where I completed a variety of livestock, horse, and indoor projects! I am currently a 4th year student at CSU and am excited to graduate in the fall. I have loved the opportunity to work at the state 4-H office the past 4 years and still be involved with 4-H in a different way!

Montana Goodman

a young girl practicing archery
Archery is one of the options available through Colorado 4-H shooting sports

Tell us about your favorite 4-H Volunteer experience. 

My favorite experience as a 4-H Volunteer was being trained as a junior leader in shooting sports and being able to bring that experience back to my county and help young 4-H members. This is my favorite experience because it was really rewarding to be at the county fair and having members bring their targets to me and show me their scores and show me how they’ve improved. I love being asked questions because shooting sports is a passion of mine and I love helping other people learn and hopefully have the same great experience.

Tell us about you! 

This is my 10th year as a Morgan County 4-H Shooting Sports Member and my last year in shooting sports. I participate in Air Rifle, .22, and muzzleloader, as well as trap for my last year. I serve as a Colorado 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador and that position lead me to the opportunity to be trained as a junior leader and become a volunteer. I am a senior is high school and so excited to continue volunteering after I graduate and age out.

Lisa Scott

4-H participants in front of JoAnn Fabrics
4-H participants choosing fabrics at JoAnn.

Tell us about your favorite 4-H Volunteer experience. 

Being with youth and experiencing their enthusiasm for the project and excitement in the creation! I love taking the project members to JoAnn Fabrics every year to choose their pattern and fabric for their project.

Tell us about you! 

I am the leader for clothing construction. I started as a 4-H leader in 2001 with Cloverbuds. I am currently the Clothing Construction leader and a Club leader.

Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson posing with two goats.
Kate leads a goat-focused club in Boulder county.

Tell us about your favorite 4-H Volunteer experience. 

I have loved co-leading a goat-focused club and sharing my goat love and experience as the Utility Goat Superintendent for the Boulder County Fair. My own kids had sooooo much fun at the fair when they were young I love continuing to share it with youth long after my own kids aged out.

Tell us about you!

I raise dairy goats- the same line of goats my daughter started raising for 4-H 13+ years ago. Who knew those first two goats and our involvement in 4-H would change my life so much!? Now i have even more goats than she did and I use their milk to make beautiful and delicious cheeses. I created a whole new career for myself because of these goats – I opened a cheesemaking school in 2014 and it’s still going strong!


Thank you to all our amazing 4-H Volunteers. Learn more about 4-H and find out how to volunteer on the Colorado 4-H website.