Master 4-H PetPALS Volunteer Leader Training

Master 4-H PetPALS Volunteer Leader Training will be held on Saturday, February 8, from 10:00am – 4:00pm at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, OSU Columbus Campus. Registrations are due by Friday, January 31. The registration fee is $35.00 for adults and $25.00 for youth (13+). Information about 4-H PetPALS and the registration form can be found at https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/ohio-4-h-petpals.

What is 4-H PetPALS?

4-H PetPALS is an intergenerational leader-directed project connecting youth and their pets with senior adults and other people in various types of health care facilities, hospices, as well as youth in school programs, libraries, etc. 4-H members learn to select, socialize and train appropriate pets to participate as youth pet teams in animal-assisted activities.

To be a 4-H member enrolled in 4-H PetPALS, there must be a trained adult Master 4-H PetPALS Volunteer giving leadership to this project. This can be in a separate 4-H PetPALS club or within an existing 4-H Club.

The training on February 8 will give volunteers the information needed to become 4-H PetPALS advisors. Older youth (13+) are also welcome to attend the training. They will engage in activities to help the adult advisors teach their members.

Should you have questions, please contact Lucinda Miller at miller.78@osu.edu.

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