Become a 4-H Volunteer
How to Volunteer
Adult volunteers play an important role in the 4-H program. Volunteers coordinate local community clubs and help to plan and conduct local, regional, state and national 4-H events. Over 500,000 teen and adult volunteers share their time and talents with 4-H youth. Contact the Harrison County WVU Extension Service to learn about how to apply and receive training to be a 4-H volunteer.
The Volunteer Process
The WVU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program’s process for selecting vetted adult volunteers consists of the following:
- a completed and signed application form for 4-H youth development program volunteers
- two reference checks (sent by mail, email or used during phone or face-to-face interviews)
- interview with applicant
- yearly check of the National Sex Offender Public Website
- yearly signed CODE OF CONDUCT
- yearly Children on Campus Training
- background check
Children On Campus Training
All 4-H volunteers who have direct contact with children and/or will be serving as a volunteer during a 4-H overnight event are required to complete the “Children on Campus” training (policy stated by State 4-H Program). The Harrison County 4-H Program is requesting that ALL volunteers within the 4-H program complete this annual training during the month of November for each new club year.
Volunteers that have completed or are in the process of completing The Volunteer Process requirements will be emailed the links to the Children on Campus Policy Manual and Online Quiz.