4-H Volunteer Screening Process
To serve as a 4-H Volunteer in Kansas, you must complete the 4-H Volunteer Screening Process. The process includes:
- Filling out and submitting a Volunteer Service Application (includes references & background check)
- Participating in a casual interview with county agent(s)
- Completing the 4-H Online Volunteer Orientation
Once the above steps are completed and your volunteer status is approved, you may begin working with the 4-H youth of 21 Central District in Edwards and Stafford County. For subsequent years, an easy 1 page volunteer renewal form is submitted annually.
For all forms and screening materials, please visit the Kansas 4-H Volunteer Screening Page.
4-H Community Club Resources
The Kansas 4-H Youth Development Program relies heavily on volunteers to reach more youth, lead educational programs, coordinate activities, and manage clubs and groups. 4-H volunteers conduct meaningful education opportunities for youth. We hope 4-H voluntters will support youth to reach their fullest potential by encouraging participation that will lead to success.
Edwards County 4-H Community Club Forms
END OF THE YEAR AWARD NOMINATION FORMS- DUE OCTOBER 1
Please note that the following nomination forms are NOT meant to be filled out by the nominee, but by the 4-H Club that is nominating the individual or business.
- 4-H Alumni Award Nomination
- Friend of 4-H Award Nomination
- 4-H Family of the Year Award Nomination
- Extra Mile 4-H Member Award Nomination
END OF YEAR CLUB FORMS- DUE OCTOBER 1
NEW YEAR CLUB FORMS- DUE OCTOBER 1
4-H Project Leaders
A 4-H project leader is a very important person in the world of 4-H. 4-H Project Leaders:
- help members learn skills they will use throughout life; 4-H dog
- help members reach their goals;
- serve as a role model; and
- complete the 4-H VIP (volunteer information profile) process.
To become a 4-H project leader in 21 Central District, contact the Extension Office about becoming a certified 4-H volunteer. You will need to go to: https://v2.4honline.com and register as a volunteer. To be a Junior Project Leader, youth must be at least 13 years old and register in your 4honline registration.
Project Leader Resources
The following links provide resources and information for project leaders.
- Virtual Club Engagement Resources
- Risk Management Planning Tool - Minnesota 4-H
- Project Leader Resources - California 4-H
- 360 Leader Brochure
- 360 Resource for Project Leaders
- Generic 4-H Project Leader Position Description (Word) (PDF)
- Online Volunteer Resources - North Central Volunteer
- Project Leader Orientation Power Point
- Volunteer Research Knowledge Competency
- Results of a national study done to identify the competencies which volunteers will need in order to effectively deliver 4-H Youth Development programs and activities over the next decade.
- Volunteerism Resources for 4-H Professionals
- Wisconsin 4-H Project Leader Resources
Volunteer Project Leader Trainings
Please enjoy the Kansas 4-H Volunteer Project Leader Training Series recordings and resources. The resources are designed to help provide tangible examples of activities you can do with youth in their 4-H projects and connect you to useful resources to aid in your teaching.
- Ag and Natural Resources: Wildlife
- Animal Science: Livestock
- Creative Arts - Visual Arts: Barn Quilts
- Financial Literacy
- FCS: Textile Science
- Personal Development: Public Speaking
- Service Learning
Presenter - Connie Lange, 4-H Extension Educator, Michigan State University Extension
- STEM: Rocketry