Volunteer


 
We’re so happy that you are interested in volunteering for the Dubuque County Youth and 4-H Program.  Through the efforts of more than 20,000 volunteers statewide, Iowa Youth and 4-H reaches more than 100,000 young people each year with educational programs and experiences.  Through 4-H, youth gain self-confidence, make friends, and develop skills that last a lifetime. 
 
4-H volunteers are the key to this program.  Volunteers hold many different roles within 4-H, including teaching, coaching, supervising, and advising young people.  In addition, volunteers may train other volunteers, manage events or funds, or assist with other program support.  Volunteers help accomplish many different jobs. 
 
The rewards for volunteering are great!  4-H volunteers make a significant contribution to their communities by helping young people grow and develop in positive ways.  At the same time, volunteers benefit thorough training, conferences, and meeting other concerned adults.  It’s also fun to be a 4-H volunteer! 
 
In order to become a 4-H volunteer, there are a series of steps for you to complete.  The purpose of this process is to help you know more about 4-H and to help us know more about you.  Knowledge about your interests, skills, and background will lead to a better match between your volunteer role and the needs of youth.  It is also a necessary step in protecting children and volunteers associated with 4-H. 
 

  • Complete the Volunteer Application, Staff/Volunteer Services Confidentiality Statement, Youth Safety/Well Being Statement, Volunteer Interest Form, Volunteer Background Disclosure, and the Volunteer Background Authorization Form.
Forms can be found HERE.
  • Return all of the forms to the Extension office.  Please seal the provided envelope to ensure that all information will be kept confidential. 
  • Your application will be reviewed, and you will then be notified regarding your volunteer status. 
  • If approved, you will receive orientation, training, and materials on your new role as needed.  

County 4-H News

National 4 -H Week Logo
October 1, 2020

Join Dubuque County 4-H in celebrating National 4-H Week October 4 - 10, 2020.

4-H Clover
September 8, 2020

4-H Online features online registration for current and new 4-H members. On October 1, registration will be available in the updated version called 4-H Online 2.0.

Picture of Joe Simon
August 21, 2020

Joe Simon of Dubuque County was inducted into the 2020 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a virtual ceremony on Sunday, August 23. Eighty-six Iowa counties are participating this year and have selected 117 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. 

August 17, 2020

Our county fair may have looked a little different this year, but we appreciate all the hard work and help that our volunteers, parents and exhibitors have given to make the 2020 4-H/FFA fair a success!

Iowa Concern Hotline 1-800-447-1985
June 2, 2020

Whether you are facing legal, financial, stress or worried about a crisis or disaster in your family, Iowa Concern Line has resources for you.

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