Learn how you can give your time, talents and skills to Making the Best Better as a 4-H Volunteer.

2019 Policy 1.50 Training for 4-H Volunteers

Policy 1.50 Attendance Roster
 

New 4-H Volunteer Requirements

Adults who would like to become volunteers with the Clark County 4-H program must complete a six step process.  These steps do not need to be done in sequence, but must all be completed before an adult begins working with youth in the Clark County 4-H Program.  If you are interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer, please call 937-521-3860  to schedule an interview appointment with:                                       

Patty House (house.18@osu.edu) Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
 

4-H Volunteer Opportunities

Review these volunteer position descriptions to learn about opportunities to start a 4-H club, teach a project, lead an activity, or serve on a committee. 

Organizational Club Volunteer Project or Activity Volunteer
Cloverbud Volunteer Committee Volunteer


New 4-H Volunteer Applicant Letter to Learn About Five Step Process To Becoming A 4-H Volunteer

Click here for the 2019 New 4-H Volunteer Packet. (New 4-H Volunteer Applicant Letter, 4-H Volunteer Application, 4-H Volunteer Standards of Behavior, Fingerprint Return Card, and 4-H Volunteer Opportunities)

  1. Complete and sign 4-H Volunteer Application (you will need to provide 3 non-family references on your application)
     
  2. Read, Agreed to, Sign and Submit 4-H Volunteer Standards of Behavior
     
  3.  Obtain an Ohio BCI Background Check  Visit one of the Clark County locations below to have a web check done. You must use reason code 2151.86 for obtaining a fingerprint background check. Click here for printable list of locations and reason code. Please take the Clark County Background Check Information with you, it has all the information needed so that your information is delivered correctly.  Special Note: If you have had your fingerprints taken within the past 12 months for working with children, working with the elderly, or certain types of licensing please fill out the Request For Copy of Ohio Background Check.
    1. Complete and interview with a 4-H Professional, call  937-521-3860  to schedule an appointment or e-mail house.18@osu.edu 
       
    2. Participate in New 4-H Volunteer Orientation. (February 6 or April 8, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Clark County Extension office.)

    Requirements for Tenured 4-H Volunteers

    We have a tremendous core of 4-H volunteers working with the Clark County 4-H Program.  4-H volunteers who have given one or more years of service to the Clark County 4-H Program need to complete the following requirements:

    • Complete the your Re-Enrollment for Volunteers online at http://oh.4honline.com (Instruction were included in your club's Running Start folder. This re-enrollment needs to be completed before April 1.
       
    • All Ohio State University volunteers including OSU Extension's 4-H Volunteers will be required to complete a web-based background check every 4 years.  More details regarding this process will be sent directly to volunteers explaining this process further.  If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact Patty House (house.18@osu.edu), 4-H Extension Educator at 937-521-3860
       
    • Take advantage of 4-H volunteer trainings and opportunities at the county, EERA, and state level.  Training is higly encouraged to help you to continue to Make the Best Better!

    Resource for 4-H Volunteers

    Clark County 4-H Volunteer Handbook

    Use to answer your questions about club management, risk management, working with parents, managing finances, providing meaningful learning experiences, connecting to all the Clark County 4-H opportunities and much more.

     

    Ohio Volunteer Conference

    Plan on attending the 2019 Ohio 4-H Conference on Saturday, March 9 at the Columbus Convention Center. The first 25 Clark County 4-H Teens to apply only pay $10 the remaining $25 registration fee is paid by the Clark County 4-H Advisory Committee. Click here for the Ohio 4-H Conference Registration Booklet to see all the great programming opportunities. Click here for the Ohio 4-H Conference Registration Form. Registration deadline is February 4, 2019.

    Club Financial Management Items

    Clark County 4-H Club and Committee Financial Binder 

    Individual forms can be located on the Application and Forms page.