2015 volunteer application process:
Are you curious about volunteering for 4-H? We hope so! Missouri 4-H volunteers help youth ages 5-18 feel safe and supported to learn and lead.
There are four steps in the application process: A-B-C-D
A - Ask your county MU Extension 4-H Youth staff about 4-H program needs and volunteer roles.
B - Background Check
- applicants fill in the Consent Form, LG639 (new, currently under review by
the MU Legal Counsel and the Missouri Dept. of Social Services),
being sure to physically sign the form and return it to 4-H staff for
confidential review and processing.
The LG639 replaces the LG636 form that has been used in the past.
All volunteer applicants are screened annually for child abuse and neglect as well as national criminal charges.
Annual screenings are done prior to a volunteer's individual work with any youth. The state 4-H office sends a screening postcard to volunteer applicants once the annual check is done. Your unique customer ID will be listed on the front of the approval postcard. KEEP THE POSTCARD if you plan on doing the orientation online.
C- Complete the one time volunteer orientation.
We believe that in-person trainings are the best! If you can not attend an in-person training, there are two options.
Your orientation is
documented by completion of a brief
Note: You will need to enter the Customer ID number that was listed on the front of your screening approval postcard.
your full contact and health information and desired volunteer role by setting up your adult member
profile in the new 4HOnline enrollment system. County staff will review and give
final approvals for volunteer service, based on the best match
between 4-H volunteer applicants and current program needs.
4-H Volunteer Training
- Project Leader Training - held locally; check with the county 4-H youth specialist for details
- Club Leader Training - held locally; check with your 4-H youth specialist for details
- Essential Elements: Key Ingredients for Success
- 4-H 101: Basics of Starting a 4-H Club
- 4-H 201: Fostering, Growing and Sustaining 4-H Clubs
- North Central Extension Region Volunteer Development website-includes several recorded 2013-14 webinars (and related, downloadable materials) on these topics: You've Got 4-H Parents! Now What?, Engaging Teens and Older Youth, Using Technology to Enhance your 4-H Experience and Exploring the Science of 4-H Projects.
- COMING IN FALL OF 2015: North Central Region 4-H Volunteer e-Forums: The Heart of Belonging, The Heart of Community and The Heart of Leadership. More information available from Tammy Gillespie, email@example.com or contact your local 4-H youth specialist.