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4-H Volunteers

West Virginia 4-H Volunteer Opportunities

West Virginia 4-H offers opportunities that can give your child an edge in life. Our program provides a variety of volunteer opportunities for youths, adolescents and adults.

Caring Adults act as advisers and leaders for clubs, camps and activities. Each is selected, screened and trained by the WVU Extension professionals who guide the 4-H program.

Neighborhood Clubs give older and younger members a place to belong, a place to identify and a place to practice positive values, build leadership and have fun!

Special Events and Programs at the local, state and national levels support educational and developmental goals through camps, skill development events, exhibits, fairs and challenging contests.

Individualized Learning Experiences let each child choose from more than 100 projects to develop unique interests and skills and explore new ideas. Each project is developed by experts to help children learn by doing.

Leadership Development is nurtured with special emphasis placed on developing communication and decision-making skills.

Adult Volunteer Selection Process | Code of Conduct | Procedures for dealing with volunteer issues

Children On Campus Required Training

WVU is directing all faculty, staff, volunteers, etc. to adhere to West Virginia University Board of Governors Policy 49. This policy is to protect children (any person under the age of 18) on WVU’s premises or those involved in University sponsored programs at all geographic locations by providing guidance on reporting requirements for child abuse or neglect; providing guidelines for appropriate supervision of children; and ensuring that WVU and its divisional campuses comply with all federal and state laws and regulations regarding the employment of children.

All employees, volunteers and young adult 4-H members (18-21 years of age) having direct contact with children during WVUES programs must take and complete an online quiz.

Online Children on Campus Quiz

Susan England, Extension Specialist Youth Protection and Compliance, Volunteer Management, will be coordinating all information for WV Volunteers with our Extension faculty.

This version of the quiz will grade the quiz, generate a certificate, and automatically email results directly to the provided email address.

It will be the responsibility of program directors and Administrators to make sure that everyone that falls under the policy, must be in compliance before having direct contact with children. In addition, please review screening program staff members. “All adults who have direct contact, i.e., those responsible for the care, supervision, guidance, or control of a child, with visiting children be subject to an adequate and timely background check.

  • Employees, faculty and staff – screening with be conducted every three years
  • Volunteers or any other non-employee – screening will be conducted every three years.
  • The National Sexual Predator check will be conducted yearly.

Volunteers - Required documents

Suggested Documents

  • interview
    • Questions and report for agent or volunteer recruiter to use with volunteer applicant are available on the web

Camp Staff Volunteer Position Descriptions