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Volunteer Research Knowledge & Competency

Volunteer Research Knowledge & Competencies

The Volunteer Research Knowledge and Competency Taxonomy Model (VRKC) is a research-based taxonomy that identifies volunteers’ competencies to effectively deliver 4-H Youth Development programs and activities.

Based on research from a nationwide study, the original 32 competencies were finalized into 22 measurable skills and six personality characteristics. For each of these 22 measurable skills, a fact sheet, presentation, and training activities were created to assist 4-H professionals nationwide in their volunteer training efforts.