Exploring Citizenship: Volunteer Guide

4-H volunteers. UF/IFAS Photo: Thomas Wright.

The 4-H Citizenship Project offers the opportunity to help 4-H members relate all of their 4-H projects and experiences to the world around them. The 4-H Citizenship manuals will serve as a guide for 4-H Citizenship experiences. To be truly meaningful to the real-life needs and interests of your group, the contribution of volunteer leaders is essential. Each person, neighborhood, and community has individual needs that you can help your group identify. This 6-page Volunteer Guide is a major revision written by John Rutledge, Joy C. Jordan, and Dale Pracht and published by the UF/IFAS Extension 4-H Youth Development program.

Risk Management for 4-H Youth Development Work: Volunteers and Youth Protection

At Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Nassau County Extension Director, Mary Williams, socializes with 4-H youth from across the state during 4-H Congress in July 2003.

This 3-page publication is one in the series Risk Management for 4-H Youth Development Work. It focuses on the basic overall precautions that need to be taken by everyone involved with 4-H. Written by Paula Davis, Dale Pracht, Stefanie Prevatt, Janet Psikogios, Kate Fogarty, Jean Hink, and Marilyn Norman and published by the UF/IFAS 4-H Youth Development Department, September 2018.

Florida 4-H Project Leader Guide (4HGCL22/4H316)

Adult volunteers who share knowledge and skills with youth as project leaders and mentors are critical to the success of 4-H. This 20-page guide provides an overview of the standards that guide the development and delivery of 4-H projects. For volunteers new to being a Florida 4-H Project Leader, the contents of this guide cover the basics of elements of 4-H that every project leader should learn. Written by Georgene Bender, Joy C. Jordan, Amanda Thein, Sarah Hensley, and Karen Henry, and published by the UF Department of 4-H Youth Development, March 2011.