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!

gala
January 12, 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.
This fund covers the cost of 4-H and FFA judges, premiums, trophies, banners, and plaques for the Southern Iowa Fair.

wewantyou
January 11, 2017

We are accepting applications for the Summer Youth Assistant position with ISU Extension and Outreach in Mahaska County.  Deadline for application is Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  Click the link above for full details and an application form. 

steamfest
January 9, 2017

Youth and their families are invited to spend Saturday, April 8 with us at the Musco Technology Center on William Penn's campus in Oskaloosa for STEAMfestThis event is FREE and open to the public and will be held from 10am-3pm.  We will have hands-on interactive booths, fun entertainment, and activity rooms at this event, which will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math.  We will have a grand prize giveaway at the end of the day, so you won't want to miss out.  Lots of fun activities are being planned.  Click the STEAMfest logo for more details!

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