Become a St Croix County 4-H Volunteer

The Wisconsin 4-H program depends upon the more than 20,000 adult volunteers to help youth gain skills.  Volunteers are the backbone of the 4-H Youth Development delivery model, and serve as mentors and role models for youth.  4-H volunteers choose how they want to volunteer their time and talents.  Perhaps you are interested in managing a club, assisting on a countywide committee or maybe you just want to organize the snacks at the meeting.  No matter what your interests are, 4-H has a position for you.

If you are interested in becoming a 4-H Volunteer you will need to complete the following steps.

1.) Enroll at www.4honline.com .  If your family already has an account, log in and add yourself as an adult member. If you are new to 4-H create an account for yourself.

2.) Read and sign the Volunteer Expectation Form.  This will be part of your enrollment in 4-HOnline.

3.) Attend VIP Training.  All new leaders are required to attend the VIP (Volunteer In Preparation) face to face training.  Below is a list of upcoming trainings that you can pick from.

  • Sept. 11 at 5:00pm
  • Sept. 12 at 12:00pm
  • Sept. 13 at 6:00pm
  • Sept. 18 at 5:00pm
  • Sept. 19 at 12:00pm
  • Sept. 19 at 4:00pm
  • Sept. 24 at 6:00pm
  • Sept. 24 at 7:30pm
  • Sept. 26 at 10:00am
  • Sept. 27 at 5:00pm
  • Oct. 8 at 5:00pm
  • Oct. 8 at 7:00pm
  • Oct. 9 at 5:00pm
  • Oct. 11 at 6:00pm
  • Oct. 16 at 10:00am
  • Oct. 16 at 1:00pm
  • Oct. 16 at 5:00pm
  • Oct. 18 at 6:00pm
  • Oct. 18 at 7:30pm
  • Oct. 22 at 5:30pm
  • Oct. 22 at 7:00pm
  • Oct. 23 at 4:30pm
  • Oct. 23 at 6:00pm
  • Oct. 24 at 5:00pm
  • Oct. 24 at 6:30pm
  • Oct. 29 at 5:00pm
  • Oct. 29 at 7:00pm

There will be a limited number of VIP Trainings November – February, so sign up early. These orientations will be held at the UW-Extension Office / Ag Center in Baldwin and Pre-registration is required. You can register by calling the UW-Extension Office 715-531-1938 or by emailing Heather at heather.vierling@ces.uwex.edu . Please provide your name, club, contact information and the date of the orientation program you wish to attend. Each orientation will last about 1 ½ hrs.

4.) Complete a Background Check.  Wisconsin 4-H requires a national background check on all volunteers every 4 years.

5.) Complete Mandated Reporter Training.  All 4-H volunteers will become mandated reporters.  This training is online and can be completed at your own speed.

 

For more information or questions about becoming a 4-H volunteer contact Heather at 715-531-1938 or heather.vierling@ces.uwex.edu