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. Below is a list of upcoming trainings that you can pick from.
- VIP Training – January 17; 6:30pm at Balsam Lake Government Center (100 Polk County Plaza)
- VIP Training – January 24; 6:30pm at Ag Services and Education Center (1960 8th Ave., Baldwin)
There will be 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 Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please 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 email@example.com