UGA Extension Military Outreach is always in need of dedicated, passionate volunteers for a number of activities and functions that support Georgia’s military youth. Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience.  Whether it’s facilitating a fun leadership activity, assisting in the setup of an event, or teaching a workshop for military youth, there is a job for you! For a deployed soldier, there is no better feeling than to know that your kids are being cared for back at home while you are thousands of miles away.

Volunteer Activities

Volunteer Applications

Applications for 2021 Teen Leadership Summit Adult Leaders are now open!

Volunteers at youth activities could find themselves assisting with registration, setting up snacks, refreshing craft supplies, or even leading an activity about a topic of their interest at a youth event. This area also includes serving as an Adult Leader for one of our summer camps. A general call for volunteers will be sent out when there is a need for any youth event. Sign up for our Mailing List to receive event and camp volunteer opportunity updates in the future.

Interested adults (ages 21+) should complete the following form with a wet or digital signature. Forms can be submitted with Adobe Reader, scanned & emailed to, or FAXED to 706-542-4373. All adult leaders will be subject to a background check.

The 2021 Application Can Be Found Here


  • Adult volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Priority is given to applicants over 21.
  • All Volunteers must complete the 2021 Military Camps Volunteer Application
  • All Volunteers must complete a Volunteer Agreement
  • Volunteers working with youth must complete a Screening Application, supply 3 non-related references, pass a background check, and complete the online training, Georgia 4-H: Working with Youth & Managing Risk.
  • Volunteer drivers must pass a Motor Vehicle screening (included in the volunteer application).

To best protect volunteer’s sensitive information UGA requires volunteers to personally enter their sensitive information into a secured system. With this system, volunteer applicants will receive an email from SterlingONE and/or HR TruCheck providing instructions on accessing a secured portal to enter their information. Requested information will include volunteers’ Social Security number and driver’s license. The applicant will authorize their consent of background investigation online when providing personal information. UGA HR will continue to approve the background investigation once the investigation is completed and a UGA Military Staff person will inform volunteers when further training or information is needed. If you have questions throughout the process, please contact us and we will be happy to help.


Please Note: If using a digital signature to complete the UGA Application for Screening, all form fields must be completed before placing your signature. Any changes made after signing will not be saved.


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Serving as an Advocate is the easiest option to volunteer. Advocate Volunteers are needed to simply spread the word about Georgia 4-H Military Programs. Share us with your organizations, follow us on Facebook & Instagram @gamilcamps and share our posts and, most importantly, tell military youth about our activities! Advocates might also be asked to host a Georgia 4-H Military Programs information table at events across the state to inform communities about what we offer. Sign up for our Mailing List to receive event updates in the future.

County Program Development Team Member

Want to do more to help build community? In Georgia, our need is great as we struggle to provide extra support to our large population of National Guard and Reserve families.

With the help of dedicated volunteers like you, Georgia 4-H Military Programs can provide a framework of support to help military children. As a County Program Development Team member, you can work directly with your County Agent to ensure that the needs of military youth in your county are being met and that successful programs continue to receive support from year to year. Orientation and training resources are provided. Minimal time commitment. Create positive change while gaining insight into the needs of your community and building your professional portfolio and networks! For more information, contact your local 4-H Agent.

Find your County 4-H Agent here:

Contact your local County Extension Office or the State 4-H Office to find out how you can support youth programs in your community.


Hoke Smith Annex
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Fax: 706-542-4373