Become a Volunteer Presenter
Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer presenter for the 4-H Virtual Learning Hub!
Please review the following information about workshop presenters and if interested in volunteering to be a virtual presenter, please complete the Interest Form below and we will contact you to obtain more information.
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 and Skills
- Abide by Volunteer Requirements and Standards of Behavior (PDF) and the University of Maine’s non-discrimination policy.
- 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 model 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 a 4-H Learning Series.
Location and 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.
A typical virtual 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 the 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 for a topic and/or skill.
- Develop and enhance your personal and professional skills.
- Network with other 4-H volunteers.
— Facilitating Youth Sparks (PDF), Oregon State University Extension 4-H Youth Development Programs