Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports relies heavily on adult volunteers taking the lead in the various disciplines, ultimately making the county program successful. The Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports program is part of the National 4-H Shooting Sports program that started in the mid 1970s. Shooting sports operate under strict regulations. Volunteers working with the program must complete certification before being accepted as an instructor.

A 4-H shooting sports club leader may be a parent or other adult in the community who is interested in working with young people on basic shooting skills and safety. Interested adults don't have to be expert marksmen to become involved in the program, and volunteers are needed in archery, shotgun, rifle, pistol, and hunting and wildlife project areas. 

Check out the full volunteer requirements.  Contact your local Extension office to register.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, contact Curt Sinclair at sinclair@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.