What is 4-H?
Oneida County 4-H is a youth-based organization that is free to join. The four H’s in 4-H stand for head, heart, hands, and health. That means we are committed to providing opportunities for youth to learn life skills like decision-making, problem solving, caring for others, generosity, making healthy choices, and more. In any setting – online or in person – through 4-H youth have the chance to become leaders, make decisions, and make their voices heard.
Who can volunteer with 4-H?
Anyone age 19 and older who cares about young people. You don’t need to be a parent or an expert!
How do you become a 4-H volunteer?
It’s a simple as A…B….C!
Step 1 (A): Apply for free online, on paper, or by phone
Enroll as a 4-H volunteer for free online or download a PDF adult volunteer enrollment form (email it to email@example.com or mail it to: UW-Extension Oneida County (Oneida County 4-H), 5350 College Drive, PO Box 518 Rhinelander, WI 54501. You can also call 715-365-2750 and staff can help enroll you as an adult volunteer.
Step 2 (B): Background Check
After you enroll online or submit your enrollment form, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Division of Extension will send you an email asking for your permission to run a basic background check (at no cost to you).
Step 3 (C): Orientation
Welcome to volunteering with Oneida County 4-H! Attend an online orientation from the comfort of your own home!
Click here to view Upcoming “Volunteer In Training” sessions offered to Oneida County adults.
How do I become certified?
After you complete Steps 1, 2, and 3, and your screening is complete, you will become a certified 4-H adult volunteer.
What are the benefits of volunteering?
Volunteering with 4-H benefits the young people, the community and you — the volunteer.
- Pass your knowledge with the next generation
- Build your own skills as you help young people build theirs
- You will receive regular training and support
- Grow your network in your community
- Feel pride in making a big impact in the lives of young people and adults in your community
- Make a difference!
4-H is unique! Youth learn how to solve problems, make decisions and communicate ideas
- 4-H is the largest youth organization in the nation
- Our methods are backed by university research
- All learning is project-based — 4-H’ers learn by doing
- Our volunteers receive ongoing training and support
Questions? Need clarification? Contact Oneida County 4-H Staff:
Phone: 715-365-2750 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org