V.I.P. Fact Sheets for Volunteers
We are pleased that you are interested in learning more about the Pennsylvania 4-H Youth Development program and in becoming a 4-H volunteer.Section 02: Understanding Penn State Extension and 4-H
For more than 100 years, Pennsylvanians have relied on Penn State Extension for up-to-date information and new ways to solve individual and community programs. Extension programs are funded cooperatively by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, state and county governments.Section 03: Mission and Philosophy of 4-H and Youth Programs
Helping young people become self-directed, productive and contributing members of a diverse society.Section 04: Who can Belong to 4-H?
4-H membership is open to all youth between the ages of 5 and 18 without regard to ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation or place of residence.
In 1991, Penn State Extension began a volunteer screening process to provide a safe environment for youth participating in its programs.Section 06: Risk Management
The following information was prepared by the State 4-H Program Leader to inform you about the liability insurance coverage provided by Penn State Extension for 4-H volunteers and members.Section 07: Transportation and Emergency Medical Treatment
Volunteers should obtain written permission from parents before transporting 4-H members or other youth in personal or commercial vehicles to any activity or event, including club field trips and county, regional or state activities.Section 12: Financial Guidelines for Treasurer and Leader
This role description is intended to help make your job as a 4-H project leader easier.Section 19: Activity Leader
This role description is intended to help make your job as activity leader easier.Section 20: Committee Member
This role description is intended to help make your job as committee member easier.Section 21: Dear Parent Section 24: Leader Ideas for Meetings Section 26: Opportunities for 4-H Members