Multi-County 4-H Training

For the second year, we will be offering a volunteer training with a youth component!

Training will take place February 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the Warren County Career Center.  Please register at 

Quality Assurance will be offered!  Don’t miss out.  An additional teen session would be for teen trips and state opportunities.

In addition, all volunteers still needing the required 1.50 training, this is the place to go.  This will meet the annual requirement.

Additional breakout sessions include Cloverbud Volunteer training, Cake Decorating/Creative Arts updates, Growing Great Qualities in Kids, and Woodworking.

Don’t miss out!

Awesome Opportunity for Volunteers and Club Officers!

Don’t forget:

Mark your calendars for a multi-county volunteer and 4-H club officer training on February 22.  Kirk Bloir and Lucinda Miller from the state office will present at volunteer break out sessions and Collegiate 4-H will conduct officer training for youth.

Topics include:

  • Policy 1.50 – with Kirk Bloir
  • Ohio State Fair Updates for: Cats, Caged Animals, Dogs, Rabbits (Rabbit Quiz Bowl) and Poultry (Poultry Judging & Avian Bowl) – with Lucinda Miller
  • Ohio State Fair Updates for: Food & Nutrition and Clothing
  • Community Service Ideas
  • How to Run an Effective Club Meeting
  • Club Officer Training – with Collegiate 4-H

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for youth and adult volunteers!

It is free but we need you to register at

Club Advisor 4-H Online Training

Just a reminder that we have another 4-H volunteer training at 5:00 followed by 4-H Online Club Advisor training at 6, tomorrow, Wednesday, January 10 at the Extension Office.


If you have a laptop, you might want to bring it.  This might help so you can follow along.  We can help get everyone connected to the internet.


See you there!

New 4-H Cloverbud Connections Newsletter

The newest edition of the Ohio 4-H Cloverbud Connections Newsletter is now posted to the website:

Ohio 4-H Cloverbud Connections has been a resource for 4-H volunteers and Extension staff since the 1990’s. The newsletter started as a print version and later transitioned to a blended online and printable resource. The quarterly resource has grown to include a variety of Click it, Print it, Do it activities that are easily accessible and readily available for volunteers. The editors are pleased to announce a new format that will allow readers to subscribe to the site and receive an email notification when new posts are added. The site is searchable by keywords and topic to help readers find content. New posts will be added monthly rather than quarterly in the previous format. The new format will continue to provide a unique blend of education, activities, and fun to build and challenge 4-H Cloverbud Volunteers teaching kindergarten through second-grade youth. Follow this link to visit and enroll –


Volunteer and Club Officer Training

Be sure to mark your calendars for a Multi-County 4-H Club Officer and Volunteer Training!  Click here for more information.


It will take place on Thursday, February 22 at 7:00.  There will be a variety of breakout sessions for both volunteers and for club officers.


Check out the flyer for all of the information!  Hope to see you there.

4-H Volunteer Training Opportunities Reminder

Adult volunteers are an essential element of the Greene County 4-H Youth Development program. Volunteers contribute their time and talents to 4-H and in return, 4-H has the responsibility to provide them with the positive youth development knowledge and skills they need to effectively work with youth.

4-H Volunteers are required to attend one (1) training session in order to maintain their volunteer status for the 2018 4-H year.  Click here to view the training schedule.

Training Options for Volunteers (all training options include the state-mandated Policy 1.50 child protection training)
January 3, 10:00 a.m., Buckeye Room
4-H Club Advisor Update

January 3, 6:00 p.m. Buckeye Room
4-H Club Advisor Update

January 10, 5:00 p.m. Buckeye Room followed by 4-H Online Training for club volunteers

January 31,  10:00 a.m. Buckeye Room
Cloverbud Volunteer Training

February 15, 6:00 p.m. Buckeye Room
New Volunteer Orientation

February 22, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Warren County Career Center
Multi-County 4-H Volunteer and Club Officer Training
* Registration coming soon!

Quality Assurance Instructor training is January 3 at 5:00 in the Buckeye Room. (This does not count as the required volunteer training with the state-mandated Policy 1.50).

NEW! Online Volunteer Training Option
New for 2018, 4-H volunteers with two previous, continuous years of volunteer experience (2016 and 2017) may complete their required training online.  Please note that this is a pilot program and may or may not be continued in the future.  At least one volunteer from each club should still attend an in-person training to receive the updates and club information for the year.  Please note that all training must be completed by February 22 to be an active volunteer in 2018!

About the Online Training

  • Completed online through 4HOnline (software we use for enrollment)
  • Please plan 90—120 minutes. The time needed will vary by person. The training does not need to be done in one sitting – you may leave the training at the end of any module.  It is not recommended to leave mid-module.  Firefox is required to run the training modules.
  • To meet the training requirements you must complete three modules
    1. Year 1 OSU Policy 1.50 Child Abuse and Neglect Training
    2. OSU Policy 1.50 Child Abuse and Neglect Quiz
    3. Any additional module of your choice (8 Key Elements, Club Financials, Club Structure, Membership, Name & Emblem or Mission, Vision, and Values)
  • Click here for the online training instructions.

New 4-H Volunteers
If you have been thinking about becoming a 4-H volunteer, talk with your club’s head advisor to determine how you can assist your club or contact our office for other volunteer opportunities.

New volunteers are required to (1) complete an application; (2) agree to and sign the volunteer standards of behavior form; (3) have references collected by Extension professionals; (4) submit a criminal history background check;   (5) complete an interview; ; and (6) participate in an orientation/training program.  New Volunteer applications are due to OSU Extension by February 8.  4-H Volunteer screenings must be completed, no later than February 28 in order to be a 4-H advisor for the 2018 program year.

Click here to access the New Volunteer Application.

Thank you to our volunteers for all you do for the Greene County 4-H program!  I look forward to working with you in the new year!