4-H Ontario | New Volunteer Orientation
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 in April and May and will run from approximately 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 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 October, with afternoon sessions added in some 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 and a minimum of 6 participants is required for an in-person training session to be held.


New Volunteer Webinar Sessions

These webinars will be held the second Tuesday and the third Wednesday in February, March, and June and the second Tuesday of April, May, September and October.  Webinars will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All times are Eastern Standard Time. 

Technical Requirements: 

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


7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

February 12 May 14
February 20 June 11
March 12 June 19
March 20 September 10
April 9 October 8


New Volunteer Orientation: In-Person Sessions

These in-person training sessions take place from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. 


Region 1

Date Location Address
April 9 Emo Inn 5916/71 Hwy, Emo, ON P0W 1E0
April 10 Dryden and District Agricultural Society Fairgrounds 99 Scott St., Dryden, ON P8N 2P6
May 29 Westmount Community Centre 109 Kipling Ct., Sudbury, ON P3A 1E2

Please RSVP for these events by contacting:
1.877.410.6748 x473

Region 2

Date Location Address
April 11 St. Andrew's United Church 2677 8th Line Rd. Metcalfe, ON K0A 2P0
May 9 Glenburnie United Church 1028 Unity Rd., Glenburnie, ON K0H 1S0

Please RSVP for these events by contacting:
1.877.410.6748 x488

Region 3

Date Location Address
April 11 *CANCELLED Stirling Public School 107 St. James St., Stirling, ON K0K 3E0
May 9 *CANCELLED Sunderland Co-Op Hwy 7 & 12, Sunderland, ON L0C 1H0

Please RSVP for these events by contacting:
1.877.410.6748 x477

Region 4

Date Location Address
April 11 4-H Ontario Office 111 Main St. N., Rockwood, ON N0B 2K0
May 9 Bethel Stone United Church 154 Bethel Rd., Paris, ON N3L 3E3

Please RSVP for these events by contacting:
1.877.410.6748 x478

Regions 5 & 6

Date Location Address
April 11 Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Office 401 Lakeview Dr., Woodstock, ON N4T 1W2
May 16 Walkerton Agricultural Society *CANCELLED 210 Durham St. W., Walkerton, ON N0G 2L1

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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