2019 Volunteer Application

2019 Potential 4-H Volunteers Anyone interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer for the 2019 year must complete the entire screening process (application, references, BCI, and interview) by March 31, 2019.
Volunteer applications are available at www.geauga.osu.edu
 
New Volunteer Orientation & New Volunteer Child Abuse Training - March 20th at 6:30pm at the Geauga Extension Office
 

 

Club Information for Website

 

It’s time to review and update your clubs information on the website. Please review what’s currently online and complete the Club Information Form and return it to the Extension Office at your earliest convenience with any changes. The information you provide will be used to update the club page on the OSU website geauga.osu.edu. If at any time a club would like to change the content on their club page, the club would just resubmit a new form and the information will be updated.
 
 

Volunteers Needed: Real Money Real World Program

We are looking for volunteers to help facilitate the simulation (Part II) at Geauga County schools. Volunteers would donate a few hours of their time to run a simulation booth. Geauga County 4-H Volunteers who assist will receive credit towardstheir annual requirements. Volunteers can assist with a simulation, or even part of a simulation. If interested, please contact the Extension Office.
4-H Volunteers will receive credit towards their annual requirements. May 21–Notre Dame Jr. High 12:00pm–2:00pm    75 Students (two 60 min sessions) 

 
 
 

The 2019 Ohio 4-H Conference will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

The event is designed to bring together 4-H volunteers and teens from across the State of Ohio. The objective of this event is to learn together and from each other in order to improve our abilities to deliver the Ohio 4-H Program to its members. Educational selections offered at the conference offer something for everyone and have the ability to satisfy every taste and need. Over 150 sessions to choose from including QA Training for youth and the mandatory Child Abuse Training for all volunteers.
Registration deadline for Geauga County volunteers and members: February1, 2019.
 
Registration form and payment must be at the Extension Office by 4:30pm on Friday, February 1.Cost $40 Visit https://ohio4h.org/events/ohio-4-h-conference for complete registration materials.
 
*** The Geauga 4-H Endowment will be sponsoring 5 volunteer and 5 youth scholarships for attendance at the Ohio 4-H Conference. Scholarship will cover the $40 fee and is a first come, first serve basis. Complete registration form must besubmitted to the Extension Office by 4:30pm, February 1to be eligible.

 

Annual Update Forms

4-H Guidelines

2019 4-H Reminders

2019 Club Enrollment Check List

2019 Advisor Project Book Order Form

2019 Project Completion Requirements New and Revised Only

2019 Geauga 4-H Calendar

Across County Policy and Request Form

Across County Policy and Request Form Fillable

Deadlines for Adivsors

Equipment Inventory

Meetings at a Glance

Ohio 4-H Charter Checklist

Refer A Friend Contest

Winning 4-H Plan Request Form

 

Helpful links for 4-H Volunteers

4-H Advisor Handbook

Club Management Resources, Policies, and Procedures

Finances

 

Volunteer Training Opportunities

EERA VOLUNTEER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteers and 4 - H youth are invited to attend the multi - county trainings. Participants can fulfill their OSU Child Abuse Training and choose from various workshops or complete their new volunteer orientation requirement (No new volunteer orientation at the April 11th training). This event is free to all 4-H volunteers and members.
 

Portage County - February 11 - Ravenna High School, 6:00 - 8:30pm

 

February 27–Auburn Career Center - Registration is due no later than Monday, February 25th

 

March 20 - New Volunteer Training and OSU Child Abuse Training Policy 1.50

 

March 20–Medina County Career Center

 

April 11–Kent State Geauga Campus

 

Training Form

Online Volunteer Training information

Volunteer Trainings

Club Organizational Advisors will be mailed a club list of volunteer training attendance. Volunteers should contact their clubs head advisor to obtain their training status. Volunteers must complete two annuals trainings. New Volunteers must complete two trainings in addition to New Volunteer Orientation. Deadline to complete all trainings is October 1st (all paperwork must be received by the deadline to receive credit).

Online Volunteer Training Opportunities – All trainings must be completed and submitted to the Extension Office by October 1st.

 

Washington State University e-Learning Course 

This training includes four interactive, self-paced training modules, complete with review: “About 4-H,” “Positive Youth Development,” “Getting Started in 4-H,” and “Leadership and Teaching.” This e-Learning course was created by 4-H professionals from Washington State University and can currently be utilized by Ohio 4-H volunteers. It is a great opportunity for our volunteers to further learn about volunteerism and 4-H. If you would like to complete one of the modules please follow the steps below…..

  1. Go to http://4hvolunteerelearning.wsu.edu/volunteertraining/course.html

               2. Type in your name, state and the password of “volunteer”.

               3. Choose a module and follow directions to take the online quiz. You may print a certificate upon successful      completion of each quiz.

   4. Complete 3 Modules = 1 training Credit

 

Washington State University Livestock Based Trainings

https://extension.wsu.edu/4h/for-volunteers/volunteer-training/

 

Disease Prevention Module

The Disease Prevention Module is one of two modules brought to you by Veterinary Medicine Extension. This training module teaches you bio-security practices and how they can be used to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading diseases while raising 4-H livestock. It is a great way to learn disease prevention while providing you with inspiration and teaching ideas so you can bring these concepts to youth in your county!

 

Quality Assurance Module

Providing safe, wholesome products for consumers through 4-H projects.

The Quality Assurance Module is intended specifically for volunteer leaders and provides training, resources, and ideas to help prepare volunteer leaders to teach youth about quality assurance. This course was created in response to the need expressed by volunteer leaders throughout the state for an interactive on-line resource about quality assurance in 4-H livestock projects.

 

Housing Environments Module

Providing clean and comfortable environments to optimize livestock health and well being. 

This is the third online training module offered through Veterinary Medicine Extension for 4-H Volunteer Leaders who work with youth livestock projects.

The Housing Environments Module is intended specifically for volunteer leaders and provides training, resources, and ideas to help prepare volunteer leaders to teach youth about livestock housing environments. This course was created in response to increasing concern over livestock health and welfare in this country and emphasizes the importance of optimizing housing environments to ensure 4-H livestock health and well-being in Washington State, while promoting human health and environmental stewardship.

Each module takes approximately 1 hour to complete. To receive credit, watch the module then complete the quiz at the end. Provide the Extension Office with a copy of your quiz score (this may be a screen shot). One module = 1 credit

 

Learn eXtension – Training Opportunities

Offers a wide variety of educational webinars that can be used to fulfil training requirements. To receive 1 training credit – complete one online webinar (live or previously recorded) and submit to the Extension Office the following:

1.         Name of Webinar

2.         Date Completed

3.         Brief Summary of the webinar and how it will be utilized in your 4-H club

 

Volunteer Nomination Form

Due in the Extension Office by October 1

Clover Key Award
The KEY to 4-H growth lies in new, committed, and creative leaders. This award recognizes leaders with service from 1-5 years who have provided outstanding service to 4-H and demonstrated a genuine passion towards 4-H and its ongoing success.

Leadership Development Award
This award recognizes a 4-H volunteer, with 5 or more years of service, who has demonstrated and displayed the ability to develop leadership in youth.

Meritorious Service Award
This award honors an individual who has shown superior dedication to the 4-H program. Volunteers with 10 or more years of service, who have made a special contribution to or impact on the Geauga County 4-H program. The nominee for this award will have influenced the lives of 4-H members in Ohio in a positive way and/or influenced the overall of the 4-H program.

Geauga County 4-H Hall of Fame Award
This award honors an individual who has served in the 4-H program for a minimum of 15 years and had made significant lifetime contributions of service to the 4-H program.

 

Geauga County 4-H Advisory Committee Application

Open recruitment for committee membership takes place every fall. Interested individuals are invited to apply. Applications must be printed or typed. Applications are due by October 31st and submitted to the Geauga County Extension Office. Selected individuals will be notified in writing.