Interested in becoming a 4-H Volunteer? Applications due February 15, 2020
Please contact Cassie Anderson or phone 419-422-3851. This is a great time to begin the process if you are interested in becoming a volunteer. We need to have all new volunteers trained and ready to go by the end of February!
Each year, more than 25,000 adult and teen volunteers contribute their time, energies, and talents to enable Ohio 4-H to reach nearly 300,000 youth.
All individuals who are interested in volunteering with The Ohio State University and working with members of a "vulnerable population" (minors, elderly over age 65, or individuals with disabilities) MUST complete a selection process under the direction of an Extension professional.
Potential volunteers will:
- Receive a position description - link to cover letter
- Complete an application and return to Extension office - Link to Volunteer Application Form
- Have references collected by Extension professionals (named on application form)
- Complete an interview
- Submit to a criminal history fingerprint record check - Link to Fingerprint "How-to" page; Link to Owens Community College Map showing where the Public Safety Building is
- Agree to, and sign the "Volunteer Standards of Behavior Form"
- Participate in an orientation/training program
2020 4-H Volunteer Orientation Sessions
February 20 - New Volunteer Orientation - 6-8 pm at Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 CR 140 Findlay
March 17 - New Volunteer Orientation - 6-8 pm at Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 CR 140 Findlay
- Request a copy of a recent OHIO BCI Background Check
- Link to Ohio 4-H Club Management Resources, Policies, and Procedures
- Financial Management Forms and Links for 4-H Clubs/Affiliates
- Link to Ohio 4-H Volunteer Handbook
- 4-H Constitution & template for Bylaws
- Club Leader Options - 4HOnline resource
- Regional 4-H Events Page - includes QA dates, PAS shows, Clinics, Camps etc.
- Link to Project Central - an easy way to preview Ohio 4-H project books & resources
- Suggested learning activities for beef, bees, cavy, dog, goat, Llama/Alpaca, & pocket pet projects - beginner, intermediate & advanced level ideas
- Link to Creating a Winning 4-H Achievement Record
- Hancock Park District has programs that would make great club activities or could assist members with natural resources projects. Here's a link to the listing on Ed Lentz's Natural Resources Page
|Opportunities for Adult 4-H Volunteers|
|4-H groups have Community Club Advisors & Project Advisors|
|Short term volunteers help with county or statewide 4-H events such as school enrichment programs, livestock judging, project workshops, Ohio State Fair activities etc.|
|Become a Cloverbud Advisor, become a Master Clothing Educator|
Participate on a county committee:
|Recognition for Volunteers|
|Outstanding 4-H Alumni Award|
|Outstanding Service to 4-H Award|
|Hancock Co. 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame Award|