4-H Adult Volunteer & Club Leader Training
4-H Adult Volunteer Requirements
ALL Berkeley County 4-H Adult Volunteers will have on file at the Extension office:
The West Virginia University Extension Service Volunteer Application with 2 personal references that are not a family member or an Extension Agent. These people will be contacted by mail; reviews will be kept on file at the Extension office. Completed volunteer applications are good for 10 years.
A thorough background check will be executed every 3 years by WVU Human Resources.
An interview with Extension Agent is required for all volunteer applicants.
The following items need to be renewed every year (annually)
- Code of Conduct
- Job Description that coincides with your role in the 4-H Club
- Essential Elements verification
- Review the Children on Campus Policy and successfully complete the Children on Campus Quiz with a score of 70% or higher. Submit Certificate for our file.
- Check of the National Sex Offender Registry (Conducted by WVU Extension)
- Complete the required training as listed on the Volunteer Record.
To get started, please choose your 4-H Leadership Role below:
I only volunteer at specific events (this does not include Camp)
Links to Individual Forms & Resources
- Michigan State University 4-H Youth Development
- The Alliance for Youth November 1997 Report: America’s Promise executive summary
- American Camping Association, Inc.
- University of California 4-H Youth Development Program
- National 4-H Council
- WVU, Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- The 4-H unit Volunteer Management team – Rhonda Coleman, David Hartley, Liz Post, Susan Richmond, Matthew Schmuck and Mark Whitt
- Susan England-Lord WVU-ES Volunteer Management and Development Specialist