4-H Volunteer Information

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!

Upcoming Volunteer Trainings (Free!):

4-H volunteer trainings are offered from 7-8:30 p.m. on Sundays on Zoom.

Call 715-365-2750 or email apwilliams@wisc.edu to schedule a training today!

An adult 4-H volunteer gives baking and food presentation tips to youth during an online 4-H program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 apwilliams@wisc.edu 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!


Recognizing Oneida County 4-H volunteers!

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Volunteer Resource Videos

Are you an adult volunteer looking for ideas? Clover Connections is new video series to help you connect with your club members, run effective meetings and much more. The videos are short and conversational – like if you walked into the office and asked a question on the topic. The videos feature relevant content that is driven by the needs and interests of our adult and youth volunteers. New Clover Connections video each week – watch our social media channels for links and more information!

Current Clover Connection videos can be found at:  http://bit.ly/CloverConnections


What are the benefits of volunteering?

An adult 4-H volunteer shows youth over Zoom how to make art using shaving cream.

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

What if volunteers prefer to help with in-person programs (not virtual)?

Yes – Oneida County 4-H can still offer programming in person! We just need to do it safely by first having a plan. Are you looking for ideas how to safely hold meetings or activities during this time of COVID-19? Anne Williams, Oneida County 4-H Program Coordinator, can help submit a safety plan before holding in-person meetings and events.  Here are some examples of plans that have been approved.

An adult 4-H volunteer (top left) watches as youth build contraptions out of junk drawer materials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Questions? Need clarification? Contact Oneida County 4-H Staff:

Anne Williams, Oneida County UW-Extension 4-H Program Coordinator

Phone: 715-365-2750     Email: apwilliams@wisc.edu

More information: https://oneida.extension.wisc.edu

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