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

October 28, 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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September 23, 2015

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

February 3, 2016

The 5th Annual Mahaska County 4-H & FFA Gala will be held on Friday, March 11.  This event is the major fundraising event for the 2016 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.
This fund covers the cost of 4-H and FFA judges, premiums, trophies, banners, and plaques for the Southern Iowa Fair.

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January 29, 2016

If you are looking for a new Mahaska County 4-H T-shirt, look no further!
We are taking orders for the new Mahaska County 4-H T-shirt until 4:30 PM on Tuesday, March 1.  Click the link above to access an order form. 

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January 25, 2016

If you are looking for more information about the Jr. FLL program, are a coach needing more information, or have questions about using the Jr. FLL STIMS or 4hOnline sites, please click the link above!

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