Oklahoma 4-H Volunteer Certification
Completing this application is the first step to becoming a 4-H volunteer. If you are interested in working with 4-H youth as an organizational leader, a project club leader, a chaperone, or in any situation that is unsupervised, you should complete this application.The purpose for this process is three-fold:
- To ensure a safe environment for youth involved in Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service 4-H Youth Development programs;
- To provide documentation of volunteer activities in Oklahoma 4-H programs and to strengthen liability coverage for volunteers under the State of Oklahoma Governmental Tort Claims Act;
- To assist in the selection, tracking and placement of volunteers in Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development programs.
Once you complete this application, mail it to your County Extension office. A volunteer advisory committee (VAC) chaired by the County Extension educator will review it. The VAC may choose to conduct interviews and contact references. If you are accepted, you must complete an enrollment form and attend an orientation session in your county. You must also agree to attend at least two training sessions in addition to signing a volunteer behavioral guidelines form (in order to maintain your status as a 4-H volunteer, you must complete the enrollment form and participate in two training sessions annually).
Volunteers are a treat!