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 nessecary materials to do your job, and aquaint you with our office.
 
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County 4-H News

January 2, 2015
Scroll down to the tan-colored box on the right side of the 4-H page to access many important details, rules, forms, and printable resources for 4-H Families.

 

 

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April 23, 2015

If you will complete Kindergarten-8th grade this spring, you should check out our Summer Fun Day Camps!  These camps are open to anyone, not just 4-H and Clover Kids members.  We have LOTS of great HANDS-ON and FUN activities planned.  We're even going to have some really awesome guest presenters.  We're excited to offer these opportunities, so register TODAYSpace is limited for each camp.

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March 24, 2015

The 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event Judging will take place on June 11 and June 12.  Click the link above to access full details.  

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March 23, 2015

4-H & FFA Animal Identification Forms are due by Friday, May 15.  This is a statewide deadline, so please register your animals ASAP.  Click the link above for more information.

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March 23, 2015

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 Thursday, May 28 between 3-5 p.m. and training for 4th-6th graders will be held on Thursday, May 28 from 6:30-8 p.m.  Click this link to learn more!

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