4-H Summer Learning Virtual Workshop Presenter

Thank you for your interest in becoming a workshop presenter for the 4-H Summer Learning Series! Forms are due May 15th.

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Make Your Virtual Workshop Hands On and Engaging

Workshop Presenter Role Description

To engage youth in positive youth development experiences and guide youth to explore their interests in a specific topic or skill through a hands-on, virtual 4-H experience.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Abide by volunteer standards of behavior and the University of Maine’s non-discrimination statement.
  • Enjoy working with youth and have a desire to teach youth skills related to a topic you are passionate about.  
  • Be comfortable with (and/or willing to learn how to) work with the Zoom platform, have access to a computer and internet.
  • Possess strong organizational, planning, communication, and collaboration skills. 


  • Work in partnership with a Positive Youth Development mentor to plan your virtual workshop.
  • Plan experiential learning activities to teach targeted skills.
  • Provide a sense of belonging by creating a safe and welcoming virtual environment for all youth.
  • Offer a virtual workshop(s) in partnership with a Positive Youth Development mentor during the 2023 4-H Summer Learning Series.

Location & Audience
All activities will be offered virtually through Zoom, or as an offline option.  You can choose the age and number of youth based on your topic and activities. 4-H is open to youth ages 5-18.

Time Commitment
A typical virtual summer learning experience can be a single session workshop, or a series of workshop sessions.  In addition, volunteers can expect to commit approximately 2-3 hours preparing for each hour of virtual workshop. 

Volunteers spend time collaborating with their Positive Youth Development mentor. Support for teaching virtually is available including: teaching with experiential learning online, positive youth development, online teaching strategies and youth facilitation. 


  • Help youth find their “spark” and make a positive impact in your community.
  • Share your passion about a topic and/or skill.
  • Develop and enhance your personal and professional skills. 
  • Network with other 4-H volunteers.