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Extension Volunteers

How to Volunteer

Adult volunteers play an important role in the Extension programs. Volunteers coordinate local community clubs and help to plan and conduct local, regional, state and national events. Over 500,000 teen and adult volunteers share their time and talents with youth.

We appreciate all those who would like to volunteer, however please note: applying to be a volunteer does not guarantee acceptance to serve in a volunteer capacity.

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 and volunteers working with children must take and complete an online quiz.

The new training information for Children on Campus 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.

Kim Suder coordinates 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.
Children on Campus  

Procedures for Dealing with Volunteer Issues