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Volunteers

All clubs and events are advised by an adult 4-H volunteer or staff who has been screened and trained in accordance with the Florida 4-H Policies and Procedures. Putnam 4-H relies on dedicated volunteers to promote its mission to help youth gain the knowledge and life skills they need to be productive, responsible citizens. Your time as a volunteer will provide these youth the safe environment they need to pursue whatever interests, causes, and leadership roles that are most important to them. Adults who are not currently 4-H volunteers, we invite you to become a volunteer and share in the positive experiences of the Florida 4-H program.

HOW DO I BECOME A 4-H VOLUNTEER LEADER?

  1. Decide that you want to help kids grow and explore their futures.
  2. Check out some of the different volunteer experiences (volunteer roles) with Florida 4-H.
  3. Contact Putnam 4-H (386-329-0318 or cfincher@ufl.edu) to learn about 4-H in your county and discuss your possibilities.
  4. Choose a volunteer role and complete an Adult Volunteer Profile through 4-H Online.* (Background screenings are a part of the Volunteer Application process.)
  5. Successfully complete the annual OYCS Youth Protection Training(using an Internet Explorer web browser). Training results will be e-mailed to the State Volunteer Coordinator (SVC).
  6. Complete and submit the Florida 4-H Volunteer Packetto your Putnam County Extension Office or Florida State 4-H Headquarters.
  7. Attend scheduled fingerprinting appointment and await eligibility status from 4-H Agent.
  8. After you receive your official appointment letter, attend a county orientation and training.
  9. Prepare to share your skills, knowledge and talents while having Fun with kids!

4-H VOLUNTEER RESOURCES FOR CURRENT VOLUNTEERS 

 

What We Can Help With

Agriculture

Natural Resources

4-H Youth Development

Lawn & Garden

Family Resources

Learning Opportunities