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Resources for Approved Leaders
The following forms are part of the enrollment packet for 4-H volunteer leaders:
- 2012-2013 Enrollment Form
- Volunteer Agreement: 4-H Code of Ethics
- Conditions of Volunteer Service Form
The Short Term Volunteer Agreement form is for one-time or episodic volunteers such as parents during fair and guest instructors/speakers at camps, clinics or club meetings.
The main leader of each 4-H club has the responsibility of completing the Annual Financial Statement which is due November 1st.
Before a club embarks on a fundraising activity, the Fundraising Proposal must be sent to the 4-H Agent for approval.
4-H Leader's Meetings
Wasco County 4-H leaders and volunteers meet 6 times a year at the Extension Service to discuss issues and opportunitities related to their project areas.
Leaders of Family Science/Home Economics, Expressive Arts, and Horticulture (HEARTH) project areas meet from 6:00-7:00 pm followed by animal project leaders at 7:00 pm. These meetings are generally on the second Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September and November.
2013 meeting dates: January 8, March 19 (3rd Tuesday), May 14, July 9, September 10 and November 12.
Meeting Minutes can be found in the appropriate Wasco County 4-H Inside Story.
4-H Publications and Resources for Projects
A 4-H Volunteer e-Learning course covers many topics related to positive youth development and the 4-H program. The e-Learning Overview and Instructions will give you more information on this professional development opportunity.
We welcome adults to become volunteers in our program. Volunteers go through training and screening to become 4-H leaders. There are several types of 4-H leaders:
Club Leaders are mentors who oversee a group of young people learning about one or more topic areas.
Assistant/Project Leaders help with a club, perhaps by leading a particular project area or completing an organizational task.
Resource Leaders are not affiliated with a particular club, but they might provide technical assistance to several clubs or plan countywide activities.
All adult volunteers must go through our screening process and attend trainings. The application includes:
- Volunteer Screening & Education Process and Application (2-sided)
- Background Release Form - Please note: Also include a photo copy of your official ID with your release form. The Background Release Form need to be returned to us in a sealed envelope marked "Confidential."
- Personal Interview Questionnaire
- Form for Personal Reference (three needed) - We will send this form to your references. Please provide complete contact information for three people who are not related to you.
All materials and training are provided free of charge to volunteer leaders in recognition of their contributions to the program. You may begin your club meetings as soon as you receive confirmation that your application has been processed and you officially enroll in the county 4-H program.
Contact us for an application or for questions about becoming a leader.