Volunteers and Parents
The Heart of 4-H!
Volunteers and Parents can Protect!4-H has been mentoring Utah’s youth for almost 100 years, and not only does Utah 4-H offer children a place to create, learn and have fun, but they provide communities with valuable resources to help protect family values. One program we support and encourage Utah families to participate in, is the Utah Child Protection Registry. The Registry was created to give families a tool to stop adult product advertisements like alcohol and tobacco from reaching their children’s inboxes. Please take the time to learn about the Utah Child Protection Registry.
- Share: Take interest, look, listen and offer suggestions, but avoid the temptation to “take over” and do things yourself.
- Prepare: Help your child value having their projects, duties, and presentations done right and on time.
- Be There: Parents are part of 4-H, too. You are welcome and very needed. Lend a hand where you can. Volunteer!
- Care: Support your child’s participation and abide by the policies set by the 4-H Youth Development Program.
- 4-H is FUN!
- Most people volunteer for 4-H because they enjoy working with kids.
- To make a positive contribution to youth.
- So that a young person's future can be shaped in the positive environment of 4-H, recognizing that young people are the future.
- To obtain training from USU Extension in youth and leadership development.
- For your personal development in skill areas pertaining to projects, leadership, teaching, and organization.
Remember, no previous experience is necessary, just the desire to have fun and learn together as a club.
Online Volunteer Training
4-H Volunteer e-Learning Course - This resource is a wonderful set of interactive, online training modules that have been designed to help potential 4-H volunteers, new, current, and re-entering volunteers, and others who want to learn about 4-H. Those who take advantage of this resource will gain a better understanding of the 4-H Youth Development Program and will be better prepared to work with youth.