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4-H Online Volunteer Training

Minnesota 4-H wants to help our volunteers easily access the training and support they need to make a difference in the lives of youth.  To accomplish this goal, we've rolled out 30-minute online training modules.  Don't worry, we will still offer great volunteers trainings in a face-to-face format also.

Training modules for individuals viewing can be accessed through any adult volunteer account in 4HOnline.  A detailed user guide is available at

For every module you finish, and complete the evaluation for, you will be automatically entered to awesome prizes!  Winners will be drawn on October 1, 2014. 

The following trainings are currently available:

Managing 4-H Clubs: A Guide for 4-H Club Leaders

Training address the role of the 4-H club leader, the 4-H program planning process and how to engage youth and other adults in it.

4-H Project Leaders: Where the Action Starts

Addresses the knowledge, skills, and resources volunteers need to be successful in their project.

County Financial Practices: A Guide for County Financial Teams

Covers the financial stewardship policies and practices of the 4-H Youth Development Program and the University of Minnesota.

Creating a Welcoming Environment

Covers four parts of a welcoming environment: safety, support, interaction, and engagement.  Volunteers will be exposed to tools and resources they can use to build welcoming environments and develop and conduct action planning in their club or group. 

The 4-H Learning Environment

Training covers non-formal learning environments, the experiential learning model, age appropriate learning experiences, how to effectively guide learning, and how to recognize the elements of high-quality youth development experiences. 

Chaperone Policies and Procedures

Covers roles, expectations and best practices when chaperoning young people on trips, retreats, and at events.

Ensuring a Safe 4-H Environment...Coming Soon!

Training covers physical, psychological and emotional safety, the identification of potential risk in learning environments, and planning for and dealing with emergencies.

Keeping Youth in 4-H...Coming Soon!

Training will cover ways to create a supportive, interactive, and engaging environment that retains youth people in the 4-H program while volunteers think about strategies to impact their own group setting. 


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