Volunteer

Volunteering for Mahaska County 4-H can provide you with a wide variety of opportunities 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

(4-H Program Coordination)
 

Ashtin Harris
4-H Youth Program Assistant
(K-3 & Clover Kids Programs and 4-H Livestock)
 
 
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

animal identification changes
April 15, 2020

The May 15 statewide animal identification deadline has been moved to June 1, 2020.  Swine, Sheep, and Meat Goat weigh-ins have been CANCELLED due to the outbreak off COVID-19.  This article contains additional information about the cancellation and procedures in place to identify animals.

January 3, 2019

     

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.


 

If you have any questions, please call 673-5841. 

4-H is Amazing image
August 24, 2017

Click the link above to access answers to the frequently asked 4-H questions!

4-H Summer Camps
May 18, 2020

Our Day Camp registration is open to any youth and we are now able to accept additional registrations for each session!  Check out the details in the link above!

Mahaska County Garden Challenge
April 30, 2020

We are hosting a Garden Challenge for youth and adults!  This challenge runs from May 1-September 1, 2020.  Participants will Learn, Plan, Do, and Share for their chance to win!  Registration deadline is June 1!

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