4-H Risk Management


Creating Safe Environments


Effective 4-H Clubs are Active 4-H  groups. We want clubs to engage in a variety of activities and events. That's what makes 4-H fun, educational, and keeps youth excited about 4-H. We simply need to plan and conduct those activities in a safe manner. We need to ensure that risks to the the 4-H program, the county extension districts, and Iowa State University are minimized and properly managed. Most importantly, we need to ensure that our most critical assets - our 4-H members - are protected.


4-H Volunteer Risk Management Checklist (4H-3039A)
This document provides club volunteers with a list of ways to create safe environments for 4-H participants.

First Aid Protocol

Campus Guide to Risk Management--Planning Checklist

Emergency and First Aid Orientation for ISU Campus Youth Camps and Pre-Collegiate Programs

First Aid App for Android, iPhone, iPad

Iowa 4H Winter Sports Waiver (PDF typeable form, February 2010)

Iowa 4-H Club Medical Information/Release Form (Word, 4H-3039B)

Iowa 4-H Medical Information/Release Form-Youth (Word, 4H-3039B-Y)

Iowa 4-H Medical Information/Release Form-Youth (Word, 4H-3039B-YSpanish)

Iowa 4-H Medical Information/Release Form- Adult (Word, 4H-3039B-A)

Request for Giving Prescription/Non-Prescription Medication at 4-H Event Form (Word, 4H-3039C)

Iowa 4-H Program Incident/Injury Form (PDF, 4H-3039D)

Iowa 4-H Social Network Guidelines (Facebook, YouTube, etc.)

National Sex Offender Registry


Risk Management Training

The  current Volunteer Training module on Risk Management is available for 4-H volunteers to complete online (4-H Volunteer Risk Management Update 2012). All new volunteers are required to participate in this training. Enroll through the Online 4-H Volunteer Training web site (A login is required to access the training and can be created on the right hand side of this page.).

4-H Volunteers using the Online training options should access the following training handouts (these documents are also accessible through the Online course):


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