4-H Ontario

New Volunteer Orientation

Sponsored by Ontario MutualsTM

The New Volunteer Orientation (NVO) is a requirement for volunteer candidates. NVO’s provide a “Learn To Do By Doing’ experience. This two-hour orientation provides hands-on experience and information in order to equip volunteer candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge they will require to volunteer with 4-H.
Topics covered include: what is 4-H, club management, risk management, local association roles and responsibilities and programming opportunities for members. These sessions are designed for those who have not previously volunteered with 4-H, including Youth Directors. 
In person sessions will be held the second Thursday of the month from February to May from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except Region 1). In addition NVO sessions will be held in the morning at each Volunteer Symposium.
Web-based training will be offered in evenings on the second Tuesday of the month from February through November, with afternoon sessions added in alternating months. Additional webinars may be arranged as required. 

Key Registration Details:

Please register directly with your Coordinator, Volunteer Support at least one week before the date of your preferred training session using contact information listed here.

Registration will ensure we have your updated contact information and can relay information regarding changes to session dates, times or location. 

NOTE: A minimum of 4 participants is required for a webinar or in-person training session to be held.


New Volunteer Webinar Sessions

These webinars will be held the second Tuesday of every month (7:00pm to 9:00pm) and the second Wednesday of every other month, excluding in December. 

Technical Requirements: 

For maximum benefit and learning, participants must be able to connect to the webinar through Adobe Connect, and must have webcams turned on.
*All times are Eastern Standard Time.



February 8 & 14 July 11
March 14 August 8 & 9
April 11 & 12 September 12
May 9 October 10 & 11
June 13 & 14  


New Volunteer & Youth Leader Orientation: In-Person Sessions

These in-person training sessions take place from 7:00-9:00pm, Eastern Standard Time. 


Region 1

Date Location Address
April 11 Parry Sound TBD
April  19 Spring Bay Community Centre 92 Hwy 542, Spring Bay
April 20 Bruce Station Hall 109 Station Road, Bruce Mines
April 21 Westmount Community Centre 109 Kipling Court, Sudbury
April 22 Kerns Township Hall New Liskeard
May 4 Pine Grove United Church 100 Hwy 103, Rosslyn

Please RSVP for these events by contacting:
1.877.410.6748 x473

Region 2

Date Location Address
February 9 Barrline Community Centre 1766 Barrline, Douglas
March 9 Metcalfe United Church 2677-8th Line Road, Metcalfe
April 13  **CANCELLED** South Nation Conservation Authority 28 Victoria Street, Finch
May 11 Glenburnie United Church 1028 United Road, Glenburnie

Please RSVP for these events by contacting:
1.877.410.6748 x488

Region 3

Date Location Address
February 9 Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre - Minor Sports Meeting Room 265 Cannifton Road, Belleville
March 9 Cobourg Community Centre - HTM Insurance Room 750 D'Arcy St., Cobourg
April 13  **CANCELLED** Lindsay Exhibition Boardroom 354 Angeline St. S., Lindsay
May 11 Sunderland Co-Op Hwy 7 & 12, Sunderland

Please RSVP for these events by contacting:
1.877.410.6748 x477

Region 4

Date Location Address
February 9   **CANCELLED** Zehrs - Community Room 620 Yonge Street, Barrie
March 9 4-H Ontario Office 111 Main Street North, Rockwood
April 13 Bethel Stone United Church 154 Bethel Road, Paris
May 11  **CANCELLED** Floradale Feedmill 2131 Floradale Road, Floradale

Please RSVP for these events by contacting:
1.877.410.6748 x478

Regions 5 & 6

Date Location Address
February 9 Crystal Palace in Mitchell 155 Wellington Street, Mitchell
March 9     *CANCELLED*   Ridgetown College Room 29B 120 Main St. East, Ridgetown
April 13 Walkerton Agricultural Society 210 Durham St. West, Walkerton
May 11 Middlesex Federation of Agriculture 633 Lions Park Drive, Mount Brydges

Please RSVP for these events by contacting:
1.877.410.6748 x487

Thanks to Our Sponsors



4-H Ontario is generously supported with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs


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