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.
is nurtured with special emphasis placed on developing communication
and decision-making skills.
Protecting Our Children
Required training for working with children on campus.
WVU is directing all faculty, staff, volunteers, etc. to adhere to West Virginia University Board of Governors Rule 1.7 On Child Protection. This rule 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.
Children on Campus has now expired. The new information is named Protecting Our Children
in conjunction WVU BOG Rule 1.7. Contact your local Extension office or whomever
you are vetted through to obtain a link to the new training.
Susan England, Extension Specialist Youth Protection and Compliance, Volunteer Management Specialist, will be coordinating all information for Volunteers with our West Virginia University 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
Selection Process - Full Document
- Online Volunteer Code of Conduct Guidelines and Procedures
- Volunteer Code of Conduct Agreement
- Event Volunteer Application
- Volunteer Reference Form (2pp) – fillable
- Volunteer File Checklist
- State 4-H Camp Application Checklist
- 2018 State Camp Staff Application - fillable
- Check of the National Sexual Predator Website
- Questions and report for agent or volunteer recruiter to use with volunteer applicant are available
Camp Staff Volunteer Position Descriptions
- Camp Director
- Assistant Camp Director
- Camp Nurse
- Dean of Men
- Dean of Women
- Assistant Dean of Men
- Assistant Dean of Women
- Camp Counselor
- Camp Class Instructor