4-H Volunteer Information

Forest County 4-H Volunteers

Volunteer Requirements

Anyone ages 19 or older can volunteer for Forest County 4-H!

If you care about young people and wish to make a difference in their lives, this is for you!

If you are passionate about making an impact in the community, this is for you!

You do NOT have to be a parent, guardian, or expert to volunteer!

Benefits of Volunteering

Pass your knowledge on to the next generation!

Build up your own skills as you help youth build theirs!

Receive training and support!

Grow your community networks!

Gain a sense of pride knowing you made a big impact in the lives of youth and adults in your community!

Steps to Become a Certified 4-H Volunteer

1. Sign Up to Volunteer

You can sign up by phone, email, mail, or online:

We can enroll you as a volunteer over the phone, just give us a call at 715-365-2750.

Download the enrollment form (green button below); fill out the fillable form and email it to apwilliams@wisc.edu.

Download the enrollment form (green button below); print and complete, then mail to: UW-Extension Oneida County (Oneida County 4-H), PO Box 518, Rhinelander, WI 54501.

Or you can enroll online as a 4-H volunteer!

2. Complete a Background Check

Once you have signed up, you will need to complete the steps that allow us to do a background check. The process is simple! After your enrollment is completed, our third-party provider, HireRight, will send you an email asking for permission to run a basic background check. This service is FREE to you.

3. Complete Required Trainings

There are four trainings that are required for new volunteers – you can either schedule to do them all at once during an in-person training session, or you can complete them online on your own.

  1. Grow Green – 30-40 minutes, one-time training
  2. Mandated Reporter – 45 minutes, one-time training
  3. Building Safe Spaces – 45 minutes, one-time training (with a 2 year refresher)
  4. Supporting You, Supporting Youth (Title IX) – 10-15 minutes, annually

If you would like to become a certified volunteer that chaperones overnight experiences, you will also need to complete the Supporting Youth Mental Health training.

For other available trainings, visit Wisconsin 4-H .


 Questions? Need clarification? Contact Forest County 4-H:

Anne Williams, Forest County UW-Extension 4-H Program Educator

Phone: 715-365-2750

Email: apwilliams@wisc.edu


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