Low-Risk Program Management Practices


Policies, Procedures, Guidelines (defined)

4-H Volunteers

  • Who is a Volunteer?
  • Volunteer Selection
  • Volunteer Training
  • Volunteers & Liability
  • Responding to an Accident
  • Health, Accident, and Life Insurance


  • Animals and Liability

Meeting in Homes

  • Conducting Meetings, Programs or Events at Home

Use of Vehicles/Transportation

  • Transportation


  • Chaperones in the 4-H Program
  • Adult and Youth Interactions

Child Abuse and Neglect

  • Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Types of Abuse and Neglect

Contracts and Agreements

  • Policy for 4-H Volunteers and Staff

Youth and Volunteers with Disabilities

  • Definition of Disability
  • Including Youth with Disabilities

Camp/Residential Programs

  • Camp/Residential Program Guidelines

Crisis Communication

  • Public Communication

Events and Programs

  • Meeting Places/Club Program Organization
  • Selecting Facilities
  • Planning by Committee
  • Day and Overnight Educational Events

Financial Management

  • 4-H Financial Management for Clubs
  • Fundraising
  • Financial Management Training
  • Forms and Contacts

Event Planning Reminders

4-H Program Participation, Permission, Agreement and Health Form (PDF)

Release and Assumption of Risk Form (with non-discrimination language) (Word | PDF)

Contacts for Maine 4-H Youth Development Risk Management

Download the Complete Risk Management (Word)