Volunteer

BECOMING A VOLUNTEER:

Volunteering for Howard County 4-H can provide you with a wide variety of opportunities to encourage, educate and mentor youth.  Volunteer jobs may be one-time events, such as teaching a project workshop or may be ongoing like becoming a 4-H Club Leader.  To begin the process you should first…

CHOOSE A VOLUNTEER JOB:

Organizational Leader –support members by providing meaningful educational experiences to help youth grow and reach their fullest potential through a 4-H club experience and by informing and encouraging members, parents, and other volunteers to actively participate in appropriate 4-H opportunities to stimulate the best chance for their success.
 
Project Leader –help youth develop life skills and skills and information about a specific project.  Support members by providing meaningful educational experiences to help youth grow and reach their fullest potential through a 4-H club experience.
 
Clover Kids Leader –promote children’s positive development through cooperative learning and developmentally appropriate practices by providing opportunities for K-3 youth to practice 5 life skills: self-understanding, social interaction, decision-making, learning to learn and mastering physical skills.

START THE BACKGROUND CHECK:

Becoming a Howard County 4-H Volunteer is a fairly simple process.  However, our youth are our most valuable resource and we hold our volunteers to the highest standards of quality and safety.  For their protection we do require a letter of intent and a number of reference and safety checks for our ongoing volunteers.  After submission of your letter of intent you will be required to complete the following forms including: volunteer application, youth safety agreement, driving record check, child abuse registry check and criminal records check.  We also check the sex offender registry each year.

CURRENT LEADER RESOURCES

The following are resources for the current leaders of Howard County.
 
4-H LOGOS
     Green Clover                          
     Black & White Clover             
SAMPLE LETTER TO A NEW FAMILY                            
4-H CLUB PROGRAM PLAN                                             
TIPS TO SET A MEETING UP FOR SUCCESS                            
THE T.E.A.M. APPROACH – CHARACTER COUNTS!              

         

County 4-H News

April 22, 2014

The Clover Kids of Howard County have completed a year of meetings and will finish with a program at the Mighty Howard County Fair.

April 22, 2014

4-H Spring Fair - Ticket to Success was held on April 12 in Cresco, Iowa.

March 17, 2014

ISU Extension and Outreach in Region 4 is currently accepting applications for a Regional Youth and Nutrition Program Coordinator to serve six counties in northeast Iowa.  The position will provide regional educational program development and evaluation with a focus on nutrition education and 4-H youth development.

Steve & Rosie Christensen
March 14, 2014

Steve and Rosie Christensen of Riceville were recently honored as 2014 Friends of Extension.

April 15, 2014

The Big Four Fairbook is now available online. The Big Four Fair will be held at the Big 4 Fairgrounds, Postville Iowa, June 20-22, 2014.  Continue on for more Big Four Fair information and for all of the great shows!
Big 4 5K Run/Walk Information is here too!

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