Volunteer


 
We’re so happy that you are interested in volunteering for the Dubuque County Youth and 4-H Program.  Through the efforts of more than 20,000 volunteers statewide, Iowa Youth and 4-H reaches more than 100,000 young people each year with educational programs and experiences.  Through 4-H, youth gain self-confidence, make friends, and develop skills that last a lifetime. 
 
4-H volunteers are the key to this program.  Volunteers hold many different roles within 4-H, including teaching, coaching, supervising, and advising young people.  In addition, volunteers may train other volunteers, manage events or funds, or assist with other program support.  Volunteers help accomplish many different jobs. 
 
The rewards for volunteering are great!  4-H volunteers make a significant contribution to their communities by helping young people grow and develop in positive ways.  At the same time, volunteers benefit thorough training, conferences, and meeting other concerned adults.  It’s also fun to be a 4-H volunteer! 
 
In order to become a 4-H volunteer, there are a series of steps for you to complete.  The purpose of this process is to help you know more about 4-H and to help us know more about you.  Knowledge about your interests, skills, and background will lead to a better match between your volunteer role and the needs of youth.  It is also a necessary step in protecting children and volunteers associated with 4-H. 
 

  • Complete the Volunteer Application, Staff/Volunteer Services Confidentiality Statement, Youth Safety/Well Being Statement, Volunteer Interest Form, Volunteer Background Disclosure, and the Volunteer Background Authorization Form.
Forms can be found HERE.
  • Return all of the forms to the Extension office.  Please seal the provided envelope to ensure that all information will be kept confidential. 
  • Your application will be reviewed, and you will then be notified regarding your volunteer status. 
  • If approved, you will receive orientation, training, and materials on your new role as needed.  

County 4-H News

Summer Camp and Programs!
July 6, 2016

Information about summer youth programs offered through Dubuuque County ISU Extension and Outreach including summer camps and other programming. 

May 17, 2016

Don't miss out on the 2016 Dubuque County Junior Project Day!  Project Day is not only for Junior 4-Hers (4th-6th grade), but we also encourage Clover Kids to attend.  

Community Supported Agriculture
March 28, 2016

CSA is a way for farmers and consumers to connect directly throughout the year. In early spring eaters become 'members' or 'shareholders', and in exchange recieve regular boxes full of the season's best local foods.

February 1, 2016

This year Dubuque County Extension youth staff is offering School's Out Day Programs for Western Dubuque non-school days at the Dubuque County Extension office to enjoy some hands on learning. Each session will consist of a full day of learning that runs from 8 am to 5 pm  with drop off between 7:30 and 8:00 am and pick up between 5:00 and 5:30 pm. Kids will stay all day and need to bring a sack lunch and drink.

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