Becoming a Certified 4-H Volunteer
All adults working with youth as 4-H volunteers for more than 8 hours/year require certification by the local UMaine Extension office. Volunteers become certified through the following three-step process:
Volunteer Application Process
If you have not yet completed and submitted your volunteer application with the names of two references, and completed and *submitted the supplemental volunteer application form, contact 4-H staff at your county’s Extension office for assistance before proceeding.
Once the application process is complete, discuss with county staff the training option that works better for you:
- Online training: Four modules, 30 minutes each, at your convenience; or
- On-site training: Contact your local UMaine Extension office for more information on in-person volunteer training.
Volunteer Enrollment Packet
When the application and training processes are completed, you’re ready to complete and submit the following forms:
- Volunteer Enrollment Form: Word | PDF
- 4-H (Photo, etc.) Release Form (Word)
- Volunteer Standards of Behavior: Word | PDF
- Assurance of Non-Discrimination: Word | PDF
*Submit completed forms to your county Extension office except the supplemental volunteer application. Send that form only to:
University of Maine
Office of Human Resources
115 Corbett Hall
Orono ME 04469-5717
or fax to 207.581.1548.