Become a St Croix County 4-H Volunteer

The Wisconsin 4-H program depends upon the more than 20,000 adult volunteers to help youth gain skills.  Volunteers are the backbone of the 4-H Youth Development delivery model, and serve as mentors and role models for youth.  4-H volunteers choose how they want to volunteer their time and talents.  Perhaps you are interested in managing a club, assisting on a countywide committee or maybe you just want to organize the snacks at the meeting.  No matter what your interests are, 4-H has a position for you.

If you are interested in becoming a 4-H Volunteer you will need to complete the following steps.

1.) Enroll at www.4honline.com .  If your family already has an account, log in and add yourself as an adult member. If you are new to 4-H create an account for yourself.

2.) Read and sign the Volunteer Expectation Form.  This will be part of your enrollment in 4-HOnline.

3.) Attend VIP Training.  All new leaders are required to attend the VIP (Volunteer In Preparation) face to face training. Contact the UW-Extension Office to find out when the next VIP Training will be held. There is a limited number of VIP Trainings, so sign up early. Pre-registration is required. You can register by calling the UW-Extension Office 715-531-1930 or by emailing Heather at heather.vierling@wisc.eduPlease provide your name, club, contact information and the date of the orientation program you wish to attend. Each orientation will last about 1 ½ hrs.

4.) Complete a Background Check.  Wisconsin 4-H requires a national background check on all volunteers every 4 years.

5.) Complete Mandated Reporter Training.  All 4-H volunteers will become mandated reporters.  This training is online and can be completed at your own speed.

 

For more information or questions about becoming a 4-H volunteer contact Heather at 715-531-1938 or heather.vierling@wisc.edu