Volunteer

Volunteering for Mahaska County 4-H can provide you with a wide variety of oppurtunities 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. 

Iowa 4-H Volunteer Orientation Video Series Unit 3 : My Volunteer Role from Iowa State University Extension on Vimeo.
 
To access information about training opportunities and other resources for 4-H Leaders, please visit www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/volunteer.
 
To begin the process to volunteer for 4-H in Mahaska County you should first...
4-HChoose a 4-H Volunteer Job.
Click the links below to see job descriptions for current 4-H volunteer positions.

4-HStart the Background Check.
Becoming a Mahaska 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 number of reference and safety checks for our ongoing volunteers. Below are examples of the paperwork you will be expected to complete before you will be approved as an official Mahaska County 4-H volunteer.  To receive a Volunteer CPSP Background Check Packet, please contact Lea DeCook, our Office Assistant at 641-673-5841 or email decookL@iastate.edu.  
 
4-HMeet the Mahaska County 4-H Staff.

Amy Ver Meer-Brainard
Mahaska County Youth Coordinator

We need to meet our potential volunteers before we can send them out to serve the youth of Mahaska County. You will need to schedule a time to come and meet with our 4-H staff at the Extension Office. At this meeting we will answer all of your questions, provide you with the necessary materials to do your job, and acquaint you with our office.
 
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County 4-H News

November 4, 2016

              

Looking for 4-H FORMS & DETAILS?

 
Click the links above or scroll down to the gray-colored box on the right side of the 4-H page under "The Info You Need" image to access many important details, rules, forms, and printable resources for 4-H Families.

 

 

UPCOMING LIVESTOCK WEIGH-IN DATES:
Weigh-ins will be held at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds
Swine Weigh-in – Saturday, March 25 8:00-10:00 AM *Please note different weekend than usual*
Sheep Weigh-in – Saturday, May 6 8:00-10:00 AM
Meat Goat Weigh-in – Saturday, May 6 10:00-11:00 AM

amazing
September 22, 2016

Click the link above to access answers to the frequently asked 4-H questions!

csfr15
February 17, 2017

4-H'ers can take part in the Clothing Event on Thursday, May 11. Anyone with an interest in purchasing clothes, making clothes, or finding good bargains is encouraged to take part in this event.  Conference judging will be held on May 11 only, a set judging schedule will not be created this year.   Register by May 2nd!

gala
February 15, 2017

The 6th Annual Mahaska County 4-H & FFA Gala will be held on Friday, March 10
This event is the major fundraising event for the 2017 Southern Iowa Fair 4-H & FFA Youth Shows Fund. 
A meal will be offered for free will donations.  To-Go Meals will be available!
Full details and a list of Silent Auction items can be found by clicking the link above.
NEW this year is a LIVE Pie Auction!
This fund covers the cost of 4-H and FFA judges, premiums, trophies, banners, and plaques for the Southern Iowa Fair.

animals
February 14, 2017

All 4-H & FFA members who plan to exhibit particular species of livestock at the Southern Iowa Fair, Iowa State Fair, or Ak-Sar-Ben Stock Show must complete the FSQA certification.  FSQA is Food Safety & Quality Assurance.  Testing for 7th-12th graders will be held on Tuesday, May 23 between 3:00-5:00 p.m. and training for 4th-6th graders will be held on Tuesday, May 23 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Click this link to learn more!

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