Types of 4-H Volunteers
Direct Volunteer - Adult or teen with authority to independently plan and conduct educational experiences for youth OR volunteer whose position puts them in close, ongoing, interactions with youth. Direct volunteers are required to complete the Volunteer Screening Process. Examples: Club Leader, County-Wide Leader, Project Leader, Camp Counselor, Event/Overnight Chaperone, and/or Chauffeur.
Episodic Volunteer - Volunteer helping with a single "episode" or activity, usually with a registered volunteer present. Episodic volunteers are NOT required to complete the Volunteer Screening Process. Examples: Judge or Superintendent at Fairs, Workshop Presenter, and/or Guest Speaker.
Indirect Volunteer - Volunteer who works with the Extension 4-H program, but not directly with youth. Indirect Volunteers are NOT required to complete the Volunteer Screening Process.Examples: PDC, Fair Board, and Extension Board.
Note - All volunteers need to create a "family" account on Kansas 4HOnline Enrollment System.
Kansas 4-H Volunteer Screening Process
In order for the process to flow smoothly, please complete the following steps in order:
Complete the Kansas 4-H Volunteer Service Application and turn it in to the Extension Office.
Enroll in the 4HOnline Enrollment System. Only after a completed enrollment has been made "active" by the Extension Office will a volunteer be able to proceed to the next step. 4HOnline Enrollment Brochure
Complete the Kansas 4-H Volunteer Orientation Training. Steps 1 and 2 must be completed prior to this step.The Orientation Training is only available through the 4HOnline Enrollment System.Please follow the Volunteer Orientation Training Instructions.
Schedule a Face to Face Interview with an Extension Agent or 4-H Program Assistant.
After steps 1-4 are completed, the Extension Office will provide information on how to complete a required Background Check.
Wait for communication from the Extension Office.The final step is approval by the Extension Board. A notification letter will be mailed to the volunteer from the Extension Office.
Note - The Volunteer Screening Process can be very confusing. If you have any questions, please contact JoAnna at 785-229-3520 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.