The dedication and commitment of our volunteers make 4-H Youth Development possible. Volunteers generously offer their time, expertise and provide support for hundreds of 4-H programs all over Ohio.

There is no specific age requirement to be a 4-H Volunteer.  Youth Volunteers, with the emotional maturity and leadership ability necessary to function in a volunteer role, are important partners in Ohio 4-H programs.

Ohio 4-H works with a variety of individuals, with differing interests, skills and abilities, as 4-H volunteers.

All volunteer applicants who will work directly with youth must:

  • Complete the Ohio 4-H Volunteer Application Form (Fillable / Printable).
  • Read the Ohio State University Extension Youth Protection Policy.
  • Read and sign the Ohio 4-H Volunteer Standards of Behavior (found on the back of the 4-H Volunteer Enrollment Form).
  • Recieve and review a Volunteer Job Description explaining volunteer rights and responsibilities.
  • Attend a mandatory Volunteer Training (dates are below).
  • Complete a fingerprint background screening (must attend Volunteer Training before getting a background check).  If you have had a background screening within 12 months of your Volunteer application, you may be able to use it.  In order to use a previous background screening, the reason must be for the "care and custody of minors".  You may send a letter to BCI requesting a copy of your screening be sent to the State 4-H Office.

For more information on becoming a 4-H Volunteer you can review the "How Do I Become a 4-H Volunteer" Fact Sheet or contact the Scioto County Extension Office at 740-354-7879.

 

New Advisor/Volunteer Trainings

All trainings will be held in the OSU Scioto County Extension Office

located at 602 Seventh Street, Courthouse Room #7

Portsmouth, OH  45662

(we are locate in the basement of the courthosue)

740-354-7879

If you are planning to attend a training, you MUST call to register by 4:30 pm the day before the training is scheduled.

 

2019 Training Dates

2/12/2019  10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

2/12/2019  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

3/7/2019  1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

3/7/2019  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

*4/6/2019  10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

*Training will be held at Wheelersburg Baptist Church Community Center, 11725 Gallia Pike, Wheelersburg