Volunteer Training Series

Below is a set of documents to assist you with your volunteer efforts. We recommend, if you are new to 4-H, that you review the 5 videos on the Volunteer Orientation webpage before viewing the documents.


Section 1: Introduction to 4-H

The ABC’s of 4-H: A Primer for 4-H Volunteers


Section 2: Starting Your Own 4-H Club

How to Start a 4-H Club

4-H Club Meetings

Selecting a Name for Your 4-H Club

Adopting 4-H Club By-laws

Establishing and Chartering a 4-H Club

Running a Smooth 4-H Business Meeting



Section 3: Enriching the Club Experience

Getting 4-H’ers Involved in Public Speaking

Planning a Successful Field Trip

Planning and Conducting a Successful Program or Activity

Project Learning


Section 4: Understanding Youth and Their Needs

Learn By Doing and a Little Bit More

Making Learning Fun

Positive Discipline for Youth

Recognizing Young People

4-H Cloverbud Program: 4-H for Younger Members


Section 5: Volunteers and 4-H Program Management

Protecting Youth and Volunteers by Planning Ahead, Reducing Risk

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