2024 Lawrence County 4-H Volunteer Training Options

Attention Lawrence County 4-H Volunteers:

Please see below for your 2024 Annual Volunteer Training Options

In-Person Annual Meeting, February 3rd: We are looking forward to volunteer training next weekend, February 3rd at Open Door School at 10:00am. We have an exciting agenda with our teen’s helping to present the meeting! We will be having pancakes & fruit. This is compliments of the Lawrence County 4-H Teen Leaders, as a thank you for your time and commitment to our youth; so we hope you can make it! Please register before Friday, February 1st as we will be shopping Friday during the work day. To register, visit: go.osu.edu/lawcovolunteertraining

This annual meeting will be the only in-person volunteer training option; and as a reminder volunteer training is required for ALL new and returning volunteers annually. We will be covering 2024 club expectations and updates, recognition, and will end with Quality Assurance Assistant Instructor Training and the Occassional Quality Cooks Training. QA Assistant Instructor Training is required ANNUALLY for any club to conduct Quality Assurance at their club meetings. This will be the only club volunteer training for QA. Also, during this time, we will be offering split sessions so another volunteer from your club can attend the Occassional Quality Cooks Training which is required to serve food at meetings, fundraise with food, etc.

We highly recommend at least one volunteer from each club attend the In-Person Meeting.

But, I’m sure some of you are wondering… what if we can’t?

In addition to setting up an appointment with Rachael for at least one volunteer from the club to receive your 4-H club packet for the year, here are your options:

On-Line Zoom Training, February 22nd, via Zoom at either 5:00pm or 7:00pm CANCELLED.

Volunteer Lunch & Learns, offered at noon on Wednesday’s starting February 14th thru March 13th.

Choosing this option, you must register and attend a minimum of two virtual lunch and learns, as well as complete the online Policy 1.50 Protecting Our Minors Training.

To register for the lunch and learns, visit go.osu.edu/4Hlunchnlearn

To register and recieve the online course materials for the Policy 1.50 Protecting Our Minors, please visit https://go.osu.edu/YAP and register, then you will receive two emails from Canvas and direct you to the required training.

Recorded ZOOM

After the February 22nd training, we will release a recorded zoom with an interactive survey with requirements on how you may complete on your own time.

Volunteer Training must be completed no later than March 15th for you to be an approved volunteer for the 2024 4-H year.

If you have any questions, please let me know.



Lawrence County 4-H News, January 2024

Hello! Wow, its 2024, I hope everyone is as ready to kickoff their 4-H club season as we are!

As we begin our new year, we have important information to share:

  1. 4-HOnline Enrollment: Enrollment for the new year is open! All new and returning volunteers and members must enroll by March 15th! To enroll, please visit: https://oh.4honline.com Returning families: do not create a new profile, use your current 4-Honline email to log-in, if you need help with this information – please contact our office. 4-Honline information, specifically e-mail, is how we share our information – so please make sure your email is up to date. Volunteers who are completing their BCI rescreening, it is very important you complete your yearly 4-Honline enrollment when you submit your BCI check so Ohio 4-H and OSU HR can connect it to your account. Failure to do so in a timely manner, results in more misplaced BCI screenings.
  2. Annual Volunteer Training: Late last week, an e-mail was sent inviting you to our in-person Volunteer Annual Meeting. This Annual Meeting will be our only in-person option for volunteers to catch up over breakfast, learn all the new and important information for the year, and see our Lawrence County Teen Leaders in action! Come ready to receive your Club Packets with your roster templates, constitution & by-laws, & financial requirements; along with yearly Quality Assurance Assistant Instructor Training and livestock updates, Protecting Our Minors Annual Training, and some great resources to use in your club meetings – join us on February 3rd at 10:00am at the Open Door School in Coal Grove! Please register at: https://go.osu.edu/lawcovolunteertraining  by February 1 to help us with a food count!
    • Reminder! Every volunteer must complete yearly training… if you can’t make it on the 3rd please join us on February 22nd, via Zoom at either 5:00pm or 7:00pm. Choosing this option, you must register to receive your zoom link:
    • Quality Assurance Assistant Instructor Training will ONLY be offered at the Volunteer Training on February 3rd and is required yearly! 
    • Please note, the originally planned February 15th online option has been cancelled, as I am going to be attending an Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Training!
    • Going to miss the in-person and live virtual zoom session options? A recorded version along with other requirements will be released after February 22nd! Deadline to complete Volunteer Training is March 15. 
  3. Volunteer Rescreening’s are due February 15th. Each volunteer needing to be rescreened for the 2023-2024 4-H Year should have received an email and a mailed letter giving you notice in November! The instructions on how to complete the BCI rescreening process can be found here: BCI Instructions Page and Request 2021 Final2.pdf (osu.edu). We will be sending reminder emails in the next few days!
  4. New Volunteers: Anyone interested in becoming a new volunteer or starting a new club for 2024; should visit:
  5. Lawrence County 4-H Senior Scholarships: Graduating 4-H Seniors, please visit: Lawrence County 4-H Program | Lawrence (osu.edu) to submit your 4-H Scholarship application! Scholarships are due March 15th. Please note, the Senior Scholarship Application will be used to select $25o.00 4-H Committee Scholarships and to select the $750.00 Ohio Valley Bank Scholarship!
  6. Quality Assurance: I know many of our livestock youth are eager to get their Quality Assurance trainings done for the year! If your club ops to have a 4-H volunteer trained as an Assistant Instructor, receiving QA through your club will remain an option this year. We will be offering a few other county-wide opportunities, details coming soon. We will also accept YQCA – Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (yqcaprogram.org). Test-Out remains an option too! Quality Assurance for Lawrence County participants is due May 1 and is required for all Livestock exhibitors.

I believe this covers most of our important dates and information with deadlines coming soon! But I know many of you have club meetings starting soon, so I want to also share some resources you may find helpful:

Also, be sure to follow our facebook page @lawrence4h, our website lawrence.osu.edu, and our App through 4-HNow! for up-to-date information!