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VOLUNTEERS


Become a 4-H Volunteer today!

Adult volunteers are essential to the 4-H program. Volunteers put 4-H’s researched-based, learn-by-doing model in action. They help youth learn and practice skills such as problem solving, decision making, and communicating – skills crucial for their success in school, careers, and communities. There are approximately 200 adult volunteers that have fun while making a positive impact on the youth in Waukesha County. Would you like to join them?

Volunteers contribute their time in a variety of ways – sharing a specific skill as a project leader (like drones, dogs, woodworking or cake decorating), leading a session at camp, or helping in the UW-Madison Extension office. 

Volunteer Role Descriptions comply with UW-Madison's policies concerning volunteers and state liability insurance coverage. All adults will need to select a club and volunteer type in 4HOnline. Your choices are: 

Activity/Event Volunteer
Adult Advisor/Chaperone
Club Enrollment Coordinator (formerly Club Enrollment or Club Manager)
Club Leader (Includes Organizational/General and Co-Organizational/Co-General) 
Committee Volunteer
Project Leader (includes Key Leader and Resource Leader)  

Steps to Become an Adult Volunteer

4-H is proud of being a proactive, youth-serving organization with an excellent reputation for providing a healthy and safe environment for its members. In order to be recognized as an 4-H active volunteer you need to complete the Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development program, all adults age 18 and over must participate in the Youth Protection Program. The Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development Youth Protection process includes all of the following:

1.  Volunteer Application Form (4HOnline) which includes signed Volunteer Behavior Expectation Form and Assumption of Risk

2.  Online Mandatory Report Training for Volunteers

3.  UW-Madison Extension Volunteer in Preparation (VIP) Training*

4.  Successful Background Check, UW-Madison Extension new background check vendor is HireRight. 

*Upcoming Volunteer in Preparation (VIP) Trainings: Register here at this link - 

To register contact Molly Ellis 4-H Program Assistant, at (262) 548-7774 or at mellis@waukeshacounty.gov

      



Youth and Family Educator
James M. Boling, Jr.
(262) 548-7784
james.boling@wisc.edu


4-H Support Staff
Molly Alt
(262) 548-7774
mellis@waukeshacounty.gov


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Extension Waukesha County 4-H
University of Wisconsin Madison
515 W. Moreland Blvd., AC G22
Waukesha, WI 53188

Civil Rights Statement: An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.