Ready to make a difference in the lives of youth in Alaska?
We are always looking for new 4-H Volunteer Leaders - both to help organize clubs/activities and/or to teach skills to kids! Volunteers are the HEART of the 4-H program. 4-H Youth Development volunteers are valued partners in working with youth and Extension agents. Alaska 4-H is committed to providing safe places and caring adults who build caring relationships with young people. To ensure these positive environments, Alaska 4-H requires a minimum level of training before certifying volunteers as appropriate to work with other peoples children. We do not charge a member fee for volunteers.
Individuals wising to become certified Alaska 4-H Volunteers must complete the following steps before beginning work with 4-H youth members.
STEP 1: Contact your local Extension office. Not sure which one is closest to you? Check HERE and someone from the Extension office will contact you shortly!
STEP 2: Click HERE to enroll as a volunteer in our 4HOnline registration platform. Please note that when starting our online registration system you choose "family" as your role on the first page. After making your family profile you will choose adult from the drop down menu and then click yes to the "are you a volunteer?" question in your profile.
STEP 3: All new volunteers will need a current background check form, which can be downloaded HERE.
STEP 4: All volunteers will need to complete the following online training modules:
Protection of Minors Training: If you experience difficulties getting started, please contact your Extension office for an alternate way to complete this training. We apologize for any inconvenience, and appreciate your attention to youth protection. PLEASE SEE CHANGES BELOW
*For those transporting youth in chaperone roles or in support of events and activities, please complete the Transporting Youth Training.
***Online access to the PROTECTION OF MINORS TRAINING is in transition through July 2017. During this time, we are using a PowerPoint version of the training with a quiz to review at the end. Once you have completed the PowerPoint lecture, please download the .pdf QUIZ, open it, complete it, save it, and then email the quiz to Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your working with us on a “Plan B” and apologize for any inconvenience***