4-H Risk Management

Creating Safe Environments

Effective 4-H clubs are active 4-H  groups. We want clubs to engage in a variety of activities and events. That's what makes 4-H fun, educational, and keeps youth excited about 4-H. We simply need to plan and conduct those activities in a safe manner. We need to ensure that risks to the the 4-H program, the county extension districts, and Iowa State University are minimized and properly managed. Most importantly, we need to ensure that our most critical assets - our 4-H members - are protected.


4-H Volunteer Risk Management Checklist
Iowa 4-H Social Network Guidelines (Facebook, YouTube, etc.)
Begin Your Adventure Here: Guidelines for Planning 4-H Trips, Field Trips and Club Tours


Iowa State University Resources

First Aid Protocol
Campus Guide to Risk Management--Planning Checklist
Emergency and First Aid Orientation for ISU Campus Youth Camps and Pre-Collegiate Programs
Stay Safe by Being Prepared
Creating Safe Environments resources list

Other Resources

National Sex Offender Registry
First Aid App for Android, iPhone, iPad
4-H Activity/Event Planning Checklist (U. of Illinois)

Risk Management Training

Volunteers are required to participate in risk management training. All new volunteers will participate in an online risk management training module via 4-H Online. Returning volunteers that would like a short overview and refresher on risk management practices and insurance coverage can utilize the information below.