NEW 2021 Volunteer Applications Available NOW
All application materials must be received by the OSU Extension Office by April 1, 2021.
This includes references and background checks.
All new volunteers must also complete a BCI background check, interview, and orientation. Specific information on this will be sent to volunteers after their application is received.
New volunteers must attend a new volunteer orientation. Please note, attending a returning volunteer update does not meet the requirement for a new volunteer. Please check back here or contact the Extension Office for more information.
2021 Volunteer Training - For returning volunteers only!
Option One: Live Virtual Training – March 8th at 6pm Via Zoom
This will be like previous years with county updates, annual activities and programs with minor participants (policy 1.50) training, and other good information. You will be able to ask questions, get clarification etc. This will last between 1 – 1.5 hours and full participation is required for credit. You will want to join a few minutes before to make sure you are able to log-in and make sure your name is correct.
To join use this connection information on March 8th:
Meeting ID: 968 1674 5432
Option Two: In-Person Training – February 23 at 6:00pm; Carpeted Room – Limited Space
For those who are unable to do virtual trainings, I am offering an in-person option. This is limited to 20 people and pre-registration is required. All state of Ohio and Ohio 4-H guidelines (refer to https://ohio4h.org/families/stay-connected) will be followed including physical distancing and wearing of masks. We ask that if you can connect virtually, you do not select the in-person option to allow those who truly are unable to connect virtually to use this option.
To register for in-person you must call the office at 937-378-6716 or email email@example.com to reserve your space.
Option Three: Virtual Training – on your own prior to April 1st
For this year, volunteers may complete the Ohio 4-H annual activities and programs with minor participants (policy 1.50) training virtually at their leisure. You will be responsible for reviewing the PowerPoint slides from the live sessions that will be posted on the website and asking any clarifying questions you may have on updates etc., as well as making sure you are reading all provided emails and updates.
To complete option three follow the guidelines found by clicking here for Activities and Programs with Minor Participants Policy 1.50 Training. Please note you only need to complete this specific training. The second training mentioned on the form is not required for returning volunteers.
If a volunteer fails to attend one of the trainings or complete the online training, they WILL NOT be recognized as a volunteer in 2021. To return as a volunteer in 2022 they would be required to complete the new volunteer process. The 2021 new volunteer application is available on our website. This DOES NOT meet the requirements for new volunteers. Please remember that failure to read and understand information is not an acceptable reason for unmet requirements or missed deadlines. If you do not understand, please ask clarifying questions. We are happy to help clarify information and help you complete the process in advance of deadlines.