Volunteer Resources

Volunteer Enrollment

All volunteers are required to enroll in 4-H Online prior to becoming an approved volunteer. Volunteers must re-enroll every year. Enrollment opens on September 1!

Enroll here

Become a Volunteer

Become a 4-H Volunteer in Six Simple Steps:

1. Decide that you want to help kids grow and explore their futures.
2. Watch the Orientation videos to learn more about 4-H and opportunities available to you.
3. Contact the Madison County Extension Office to find out about local opportunities.
4. Complete Iowa State University Extension’s Child Protection and Safety Policy (CPSP) process, including a background screening, volunteer application, and agree to the Code of Conduct for Iowa 4-H Volunteers.
5. Attend a local/state training.
6. Share your skills, knowledge, and talents while having FUN with kids!

Volunteer Application Materials

Contact the Madison County Extension Office (515-462-1001) for volunteer opportunities and more information. 

Volunteer Application (PDF)

Volunteer Background Check Form (PDF)

Volunteer Background Authorization Form (PDF)

4-H Financial Policies

Upcoming Programs

New Volunteer Training

New volunteers are required to complete new volunteer training. Contact the Extension Office with any questions.

Volunteer Training | 4-H Youth Development (iastate.edu)

Annual Volunteer Training

Volunteers are required to complete annual volunteer training. This can be completed through 4-H Online or in person. Contact the Extension Office to find out more about in-person options. 

Shooting Sports Leader & Discipline Training