ALL STEPS in the volunteer process must be complete before March 1, 2024  AND have approved enrollment on 4-H online by April 9, 2024. 

4-H Volunteers

Volunteers like yourself train, mentor, and provide individuals fun & unique learning experiences. There are many different volunteer opportunities within OSU Extension. Prior to assuming any of these volunteer roles you must complete the Ohio 4-H Volunteer selection process outlined below. To continue serving as a 4-H volunteer, you must maintain good standing with both the county and state 4-H program.


All volunteers will:
1. Complete a volunteer application, in its entirety (including three non-family reference contacts of which a minimum of two must be completed) and submit to the appropriate OSU Extension office. Applications are due December 31, 2023.
2. Receive, at the time of application or change of position, a written volunteer position description outlining the responsibilities.
3. Read, agree to, and sign the OSU Extension Volunteer Standards of Behavior form annually.
4. Complete an interview with the appropriate OSU Extension professional. Reminder, all steps must be complete by March 1, 2024.
5. Submit to a criminal history fingerprint background check at the time of application and every four years thereafter. These are due February 15, 2024
6. Participate in an orientation and annually required volunteer training. These are held in January at our Extension Office. 



If you have any question or need to schedule the interview portion of your application, please call 937-565-6065 to schedule with Allison Rison ( Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development.

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