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

4-H Clover
March 26, 2020

The global pandemic COVID-19 is changing our world daily and even hourly. The number one priority for Iowa 4-H is the safety of our staff, 4-H volunteers, 4-H families, and partners.  For this reason all weigh-ins across the state are cancelled and Livestock ID for State Fair will be adjusted.

Project Area Challenges
March 25, 2020

Want to learn more about a 4-H project area or want to work on 4-H projects while you have some free time?

Iowa State University Logo
March 20, 2020

John D. Lawrence

UPDATED: Most Iowa State University Extension and Outreach events throughout the state through May 9 have been canceled. When possible, some activities may be conducted virtually using video or teleconferencing. For information on specific events, please contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office. (Audio PSA available.)

Tomatoes
March 3, 2020

Program participants will receive free tomato seeds and season long updates on good growing practices for raising tomatoes throughout the 2020 gardening season.

4-H Project Workshops
February 18, 2020

Dubuque County 4-H is hosting project workshops for Clover Kids and 4-H members! 

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