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

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.

September 23, 2015

 

Marilyn Collins Lawler of Dubuque County was inducted into the 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, August 23. Inductees, recognized for their outstanding service and dedication to the 4-H program, were presented a certificate by the Iowa 4-H Foundation as they were introduced on stage and honored at a reception that followed the ceremony.

August 26, 2015

Do you have an animal you want to keep healthy or are you interested in a career keeping animals healthy? The Veterinary Science Series helps you explore and learn more about animal health in your home, community, country, and world.

August 25, 2015

Join Dubuque County 4-H staff for a day full of outdoor fun and adventure! 

August 11, 2015

Join area homschoolers and the Dubuque County Extension and Outreach staff for some excititng S.T.E.A.M. activities and First Lego League competitions. 

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