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Caring adult volunteers are key to the success of the 4-H program! Adults who work directly with 4-H’ers two or more times during the year are considered volunteers.
As such, they must complete the required OSU Extension volunteer approval process, which begins with the completion of a volunteer application and the signing of the Standards of Behavior, and includes reference checks, a BCI background background check conducted by the Sheriff’s office, participation in a face-to-face interview with staff, and participation in a two-hour orientation session with other new volunteers.
Anyone interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer may get the necessary forms and instructions by viewing the following links or by contacting the Extension Office at 937-544-2339.
- Letter to Potential Volunteers (Advisors)
- Volunteer Application
- BCI Background Check Information
- Head Advisor Position Description
- Project Advisor Position Description
- Activity Advisor Position Description
- Cloverbud Advisor Position Description
If you have had a BCI Background Check within the past twelve months for the purpose of working with children, working with the elderly, or certain types of licensing, you can request a copy be sent to our background coordinator. Please click here for more information.
Within their first year as a 4-H advisor, volunteers must attend an orientation session. Contact the Extension Office for information regarding upcoming orientation meetings.
2020 New Volunteer Training:
|Feb. 9||6:30 pm||Zoom|
According to OSU Policy 1.50, volunteers will be required to re-enroll and sign the uniform Standards of Behavior each year by February 15 (online with re-enrollment), attend required annual child abuse and neglect training, and complete and submit a BCI background check every four years.
2020 Volunteer Training:
Zoom password is 2021.
|Jan. 21||7:00 pm||Zoom|
|Jan. 30||9:00 am||Zoom|
Adams County does online enrollment for returning volunteers. Click here to access the online enrollment system 4HOnline. We have included an step by step Enrollment Guide below.
Below is a YouTube video that walks through the process of re-enrolling each year. If you need assistance please call us at 937-544-2339.