National 4-H Council
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Nebraska 4-H invites you to make a difference in the life of a young person! 4-H is known for hands-on learning experiences and helping youth build confidence and practical life skills. Nebraska 4-H offers a wide variety of involvement opportunities for adult volunteers, from a one-time event or program to a multi-year experience.
This information is intended to build the capacity of Nebraska 4-H volunteers to engage youth, ages 5-19, using Positive Youth Development.
Please note that certain volunteer roles within Nebraska 4-H require additional screening or training, including 4-H Shooting Sports Instructors/Leaders, FIRST Robotics volunteers, and 4-H Horsemanship Advancement Level Examiners.
NEBRASKA 4-H VOLUNTEER TRAINING
The Nebraska 4-H Volunteer Road Show offers a professional development opportunity for 4-H volunteers across the state. Join us for an evening to discover new opportunities for yourself and your 4-H youth, network with other 4-H volunteers in your community, and build your skills as a 4-H volunteer! Events are hosted across the state through the fall.
Great news! When 4-H club experiences must go virtual for safety or convenience reasons, an opportunity awaits for volunteers to extend their role as a caring adult and provide 4-H experiences online. Here are some resources to equip volunteers in making virtual 4-H Club meetings and other 4-H experiences when connecting with youth and families online.
Like many other youth-serving organizations, Nebraska 4-H makes youth safety a priority. This video explains the volunteer screening process and risk management steps for Nebraska 4-H volunteers to take in order to make the 4-H experience safe for both volunteers and youth.
This course is required for Nebraska Extension staff and volunteers who are chaperoning 4-H members during 4-H overnight educational events and activities. After reviewing the course material, you'll complete a quiz to receive proper certification and permission to chaperone 4-H youth. This certification is good for three years, however, we recommend that you review the site periodically to keep your skills sharp.
Project/Activity leaders often bring a specific skill or experience to 4-H youth. This is the perfect role for an adult or parent would like to focus on specific 4-H project or activity in their volunteer role. This video explains the project leader role in depth.
Special Interest Volunteers often experience a role that is short time in length, but provides an excellent opportunity to share a skill or trade with youth during a 4-H experience. This video explains the role special interest volunteers can have in teaching youth new skills.