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Become a 4-H Volunteer or Leader!

Become a 4-H Volunteer or Leader!

4-H is a fun, learn-by-doing educational program for young people. Its mission is to help youth become self-directed, productive, contributing members of their communities.

The quality of a youth's 4-H experience to a large extent depends on the relationship built between the 4-H members and their volunteer leaders. 

Adults and teens who are interested in becoming 4-H leaders can influence the development of young people in their communities through 4-H clubs. Clubs that are planned and "owned" by the adults and youth of a community create the most successful 4-H clubs. If you are interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer or leader, please contact the Divide County Extension Service for more information.

While the most common volunteer in 4-H is being a General (organizational or club leader), there are several other volunteer categories. You can be a Project leader, Resource leader, Activity leader, or Special leader.

To ensure the safety and well-being of all youth participants, their families, volunteers and paid staff, every new volunteer and all paid Extension staff participate in the Youth Protection process.  A prospective volunteer's acceptance as an NDSU Extension Service volunteer is contingent on:

• Clearance through the North Dakota Child Abuse Information Index

•  Clearance through the North Dakota Office of Attorney General Convicted Sex Offenders and Offenders Against Children - Public List

• And satisfactory results from the reference and review process

 

After acceptance, volunteers are required to resubmit a Behavioral Expectation Code of Ethics and a Volunteer Information for Recertification form every six years. 

In North Dakota, volunteers with the NDSU Extension Service are considered 'unpaid staff' when they are functioning in an official capacity on behalf of the NDSU Extension Service.

 

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