New volunteers

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!

Mandatory Advisor Training

In order to be an advisor for the 2018-2019 program year, you must attend AT LEAST ONE Advisor Workshop. You may attend more than one if you so wish! This year, Advisor Workshops will be two hours long. The first hour will be a blanket training that will cover necessary information for the coming year. The second hour will focus on a workshop theme (as noted below). Advisors may attend ANY workshop they wish to. Clubs with a large number of advisors may elect to send their advisors to different days/times so that they can bring different knowledge back to the club. 

  • A. Sunday, November 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. – Understanding Non-Livestock Projects, Pre-Fair Judging and State Fair Participation
  • B. Sunday, November 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. – Understanding Livestock Projects, the Shelby County Junior Fair Rules and Skillathon
  • C. Monday, November 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. – Improving the Cloverbud/First-Year Member Experience at Club Meetings
  • D. Tuesday, December 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. – Adding 4-HOnline to your Club Management Toolbox
  • E. Thursday, December 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. – An In-Depth Overview of the 4-H Program for New Advisors (or those who need a refresher)

To register, please visit DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2018. Workshops will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will do our best to assign everyone their selected date; however, we can only comfortably accommodate approximately 40 advisors for any one session. If we have more than that register for a workshop, we will send out an email to discuss alternative solutions (adding another day/time or moving advisors to a different workshop).

Advisor Handbook

Information for Ohio 4HOnline

  • The video “Ohio 4-H Re-enrolling Using 4HOnline” that will help you to get and set a new password for families.

You may want to run this YOUTUBE video as your club  goes through the process:

Annual Club Forms

Resources for advisors