The 4-H program is based on positive youth development where volunteers take a strength-based approach to build youth as leaders in their communities and assets to the world. Volunteers mentor young people to build their skills, knowledge and confidence. Being a 4-H volunteer provides the opportunity to help build your community, develop youth leaders and enhance your own skills as a volunteer.
Thanks for your interest in becoming a 4-H volunteer! Here are the basics you need to know:
The minimum age for a 4-H volunteer in Ontario is 18 years old.
If you are not old enough yet, ask about the other ways you can get involved!
All adults (18 years of age or older) who volunteer with 4-H in Ontario must complete a volunteer screening and training process to ensure the safety and well-being of 4-H youth.
All new leaders must complete all the steps noted above before starting to volunteer with 4-H
4-H Volunteer are required to update their volunteer status with regular screening and training at regular intervals throughout their 4-H volunteer career.
All 4-H Ontario volunteers must complete the 4-H Ontario Volunteer Screening Process to ensure the safety and integrity of our program, and to better understand your talents and interests.
Application Below – When have submitted your application to 4-H Ontario you will be contacted by a member of the 4-H Ontario Volunteer Support Team who will guide you through the remaining steps in the process.
Interview with local 4-H Association Screening Committee
Reference checks – to be submitted with application
Completion and submission of a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check
Note: 4-H Ontario has the sole and unfettered discretion to accept or decline a new volunteer candidate.
New this year we are requiring all active volunteers to complete the Annual Volunteer Participation Form. This quick online form helps 4-H Ontario to collect participant information, consent, as well as contains the Covid-19 waiver and vaccination attestation.
This information will be shared with your regional Volunteer Support Coordinator as well as your association’s Membership Coordinator. Please complete the form prior to participating in any volunteer activities in 2022.