2023 NEW Volunteer Applications Available NOW
All application materials must be received by the OSU Extension Office by April 1, 2023.
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. Training will be held on TBD at the Extension Office.
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.
2023 Volunteer Training - For returning volunteers only!
Option One: In-Person - Carpeted Room
February 20th @ 2pm
February 22nd @ 6pm
February 28th @ 6pm
Resources from 2023 Training:
Commercial Swine Division - housed on the Project Letter page.
Winning 4-H Plan (link to state website - see the bottom of the page)
Option Three: Virtual Training – on your own prior to April 1st
To receive credit for the self-paced training for returning volunteers follow these steps - ALL steps must be completed: For this year, volunteers may complete the Ohio 4-H annual activities and programs with minor participants (policy 1.50) AND our Brown County training virtually on their own. You will be responsible for completing the training by April 1st and asking any clarifying questions you may have on updates etc., as well as making sure you are reading all provided emails and updates.
2. Complete the survey at the link provided at the end of the video. It can be seen in the chatbox and on-screen, you will need to copy this link and type it into your browser. Please note the link on screen is not highlighted correctly, it is explained in the video and provided in chat.
3. Follow the instructions in this PDF to complete the annual required training Activities and Programs with Minors (formerly policy 1.50) training.
CLICK HERE FOR PDF INSTRUCTIONS
4. Pick up your Volunteer packet at the office. - Returning volunteers are all receiving a file box from the Brown County 4-H Committee that has useful resources included.
If a volunteer fails to attend one of the trainings or complete the online training, they WILL NOT be recognized as a volunteer in 2023. To return as a volunteer in 2024 they would be required to complete the new volunteer process. The 2023 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.