We couldn't do what we do without our volunteers. Individuals interested in being a 4-H Volunteer must complete a number of steps before they can be approved to be in the care, custody, and control of our 4-H youth. The following explains the processes involved. Thank you for your interest!
Step #3: Complete the Volunteer Background Check Form (take to the Sheriff's Dept. then return the receipt to the Extension Office for reimbursement)
Step #4: Email Katie Hughes 4-H Educator at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a volunteer interview.
Step #5: Attend mandatory advisor training (Dates TBA )
Mandatory Volunteer Training
Per Ohio 4-H Volunteer Requirements, to remain in active and good standing, all current Ohio 4-H volunteers must complete annual training for a minimum of 2 hours. Meeting annually with 4-H volunteers is a legal REQUIREMENT by Ohio State University; Advisor Workshops fulfill that requirement. Annual volunteer training will cover at least one topic from the volunteer competencies, Policy 1.50, and County Program Updates. Volunteer training will be held at the Extension Office unless specified otherwise. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
At least one of the topics must be provided by Extension, while the remainder can be from outside sources. This outside-source training must align with one of the core competencies and be pre-approved by the Extension Educator (Katie Hughes). Examples of outside source training include CPR, First Aid, Mental Health Training, etc.
*There will be a training opportunity after the new year!
Before the Volunteer Training, we will send out a Qualtrics survey for volunteers to indicate their attendance and recommend topic areas to be discussed. We will do our best to assign everyone their selected date; however, we can only comfortably accommodate approximately 40 advisors for anyone training. If we have more than that registered for training, we will send out an email to indicate alternative locations.
Thank you for your volunteerism and all your hard work to make Shelby County 4-H successful. I look forward to seeing you all soon!