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Volunteer Management - Orientation

The process of orienting volunteers to the expectations of the 4-H youth development program and their volunteer role. This includes new volunteer training and support.

Staff Development Tools:

  • Wisconsin Youth Protection and Volunteer Orientation Materials and Resources This site includes a variety of resources and tools for staff development and volunteer training. It was developed by Wisconsin.
  • Michigan County 4-H Volunteer Handbook This MS Word format publication is designed as a customizable template for Michigan 4-H county staff to fill in their local information and share with volunteers. Included are answers to many frequently asked questions about the 4-H program policies, procedures, volunteer and staff roles, club structures, recognition, events and programs, resources and more. (Staff: fill in highlighted areas of the publication with your local information. The cover art can be customized to indicate your county location.)

Volunteer Training Materials:

  • Illinois 4-H Overnight Chaperone Orientation This site is a self study unit for volunteers serving in overnight chaperone roles for 4-H members.  At the completion of the quizzes, the volunteers may print out a certificate and the local Extension office and the State 4-H Office receive notification of completion.  This site was developed by Illinois and is part of the University of Illinois Extension web site.
  • Illinois Volunteer Orientation On-line Course All new volunteers are encouraged to complete this session on line.  They are also encouraged to make an appointment to visit their local Extension office to meet the staff, tour the facilities, receive a glossary and role description related to the role they hope to fulfill. The course was developed by Illinois.
  • Michigan Volunteer Handbook Volunteer Handbook This MS Word format publication is designed as a customizable template for Michigan 4-H county staff to fill in their local information and share with volunteers. Included are answers to many frequently asked questions about the 4-H program policies, procedures, volunteer and staff roles, club structures, recognition, events and programs, resources and more. (Staff: fill in highlighted areas of the publication with your local information. The cover art can be customized to indicate your county location.)
  • Minnesota 4-H Volunteer Orientation Orientation is part of the volunteer screening process in Minnesota and an excellent introduction to 4-H for new and prospective volunteers. Participants will learn how volunteers fit into the larger picture of 4-H and the University of Minnesota, and review our philosophy, policies and procedures. From this site the orientation can viewed via online video, print document, or podcast.
  • Missouri Online Volunteer Orientation Missouri 4-H volunteers are required to take a one-time volunteer orientation. Anyone interested is welcome to go through the online orientation materials. Please do NOT take the Feedback Form/Quiz if you are not a Missouri 4-H Volunteer.
  • pdf iconPrint Version of Missouri Online Volunteer Orientation - 12 point font (27 pages. 172 KB)
  • pdf iconPrint Version of Missouri Online Volunteer Orientation - 14 point font ( 32 pages, 195 KB)

 

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