Maine 4-H Volunteer Training Opportunities

Maine 4-H is offering a variety of workshops and training opportunities for our 4-H volunteers! Some are virtual, some are in-person- choose one, choose a few- it’s all up to you! These interactive sessions will give you a chance to learn something new and connect with other 4-H volunteers. While there is no cost to attend, registration is required.

Have an idea for a future workshop topic? Please contact Jen Lobley, Extension Professor, Volunteer Development, at


If you are interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer, please visit the Start Your 4-H Volunteer Journey website to learn more!


Total Eclipse Prep Party for 4-H Volunteers– Thursday, March 7, 2024

On April 8, 2024, parts of Maine will experience a total solar eclipse- and this won’t happen for another 20 years! A total solar eclipse happens when the moon lies exactly between the sun and the Earth, casting its shadow on a small patch of the Earth’s surface.

Does the idea of a total solar eclipse light your spark? Are you interested in learning more about it and sharing your excitement with youth? If so, we want you to join us!


Upcoming Volunteer Connections Workshops

Register for the workshops below and join volunteers from across the North East Region via Zoom to network, learn and grown your 4-H program!

Be a Positive Communicator
February 13, 2024 from 6:30-8:00pm
Learn how you can use positive communication strategies to manage difficult situations or conflicts with others. We’ll explore constructive responses and conciliatory gestures and how they can be used to de-escalate conflicts and lead down a path of positive relationship building and understanding.

Finding Space for Mental Wellness in Every Program
March 12, 2024 from 6:30-8:00pm
Join the discussion on best practices in ensuring safety and belonging for all members. We’ll explore the 4-H Healthy Living Mental Wellness program, with a snapshot of our current youth needs, programmatic offerings, resources, and strategies to support mental wellness in any program.

Animal Science- Strong Relationships & Sportsmanship
April 9, 2024 from 6:30-8:00pm
Clubs are one of the many ways 4-H creates environments and experiences to help youth thrive. Explore the qualities of strong 4-H Clubs, share your success, learn from other volunteers and leave with resources to support you in developing or strengthening your 4-H club.

Positive relationships are fundamental to 4-H programs and experiences. Animal Science projects provide authentic opportunities for youth to practice sportsmanship through competitive events and activities. Learn strategies for supporting youth and adults, in the practice of good sportsmanship- being fair, respectful and gracious — whether they win or lose.

For more information or a reasonable accommodation, please contact Jen Lobley at or 207.255.3345.