Volunteer

There are Seven Steps to Becoming a Jefferson County Volunteer

1. Decide that you want to help kids grow and explore their futures.
Maybe you want to get more involved, but you just haven't been sure how.  This is a great way and opportunity to be a part of helping educate our youth to help them grow into productive citizens!
2. Watch the Orientation videos to learn more about 4-H and opportunities available to you.
3. Contact the Jefferson County ISU Extension office to find out about local opportunities.
There may be an opening for a leader in an area of you interest, a current club may need an extra pair of hands or there may be an opportunity for you to start your own club!
4. Complete Iowa State University Extension’s Child Protection and Safety Policy (CPSP) process if you will have direct contact with youth.
Stop by the Jefferson County Extension Office to pick up your Volunteer Application Packet to get started on the CPSP process.  This process may take 4-6 weeks from start to finish so it is crucial to start it as soon as you have decided you want to get involved!
5. Attend trainings.
Jefferson County has at least one (1) state required training each year to provide continuing education to our current volunteers.  In addition to this training, all NEW volunteers must attend a State training before starting their adventure as a new volunteer.
In addition to these training, Jefferson County will keep all volunteers up to date on the 4-H Risk Management Training.  As updates are handed down, an additional training may be hosted or an online training may be offered.
6. Consider volunteering to lead a 4-H group in your community, your local school, or even your church.
7. Share your skills, knowledge and talents while having FUN with kids!
Now that you have completed the seven (7) steps to becoming a volunteer, you may be saying "Now What?". The following are some help sheets that may provide a little extra guidance in the adventure of being a volunteer. 
How to Start a Club
Planning Club Experiences
Tips on Conducting a Club Meeting
Club Meeting Outline
Tips on Pre-Meeting Activities

County 4-H News

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February 17, 2017

Seniors are welcome to apply for the 2017 Scholarships offered by the Jefferson County Extension Office.  If you are interesdted in applying for this scholarship, please complete the application and return it so it received NO LATER THAN the specific due date on the scholarship. Just click on the link below to print out your application. Any questions feel free to call Rachel Wonderlich at 641-472-4166.

Jefferson County Iowa State University Extension Scholarship Application

Please be sure that you receive verification that your application has been received if sending by email or fax.

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February 17, 2017
Position Description:
The Summer Program Assistant’s role is to work for the ISUEO service to provide local youth educational programming in Jefferson County and leadership at the Jefferson County Fair. The member will support ISUEO efforts to provide positive and successful development of all youth involved in ISUEO programming, maintain a strong volunteer group and building positive working relationships and partnerships with those involved in our youth programs. This position is up to 400 hours and is based on a flexible schedule dependent on youth programming needs.
 
Qualifications:
  •  Prior 4-H experience preferred
  •  Must be capable of working independently with limited supervision
  •  Energetic, imaginative, self-starter who works well in a multi-tasking environment
  •  Strong written and verbal skills
  •  Strong computer skills in work, publisher, excel, and other databases
  •  Experience in public communication
  •  Expected to work a flexible schedule especially before, during, and after Jefferson County Fair
  •  Experience in managing groups of 15-20 youth

 

Responsibilities include:
  •  Work to coordinate existing programs, deliver and assist with program evaluation of day camps, events at the Jefferson County Fair, and Iowa State Fair.
  •  Prepare press releases, program brochures, schedules, mailings, and other information materials to be used by youth programs.
December 1, 2016
Visit the Recognition Opportunities webpage for all details

 

 
State 4-H Project Awards

 

State 4-H Council

 

State 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador

 

National Conference

 

National Congress

 

National 4-H Dairy Conference Information
 

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October 14, 2016

Early Childhood professionals have access to cost effective and convenient online learning. Call Joy Rouse for more information. 641-842-2014

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/el-online

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