4-H Volunteer Training and Resources
Training and Recognition
Training is conducted at local, state and regional levels. New 4-H volunteers receive a general orientation, and depending on each local 4-H office, meetings will be held several times a year to help new leaders. The Connecticut 4-H Volunteer Conference is held every other year at the state level, and there is a regional 4-H volunteer forum. Just as we recognize the efforts of youth, the UConn 4-H Program recognizes and acknowledges its volunteers for their efforts at the local, state and national level.
- Decide that you want to volunteer with youth.
- Contact your local 4-H Educator to discuss your interests and time commitments here is a list of local 4-H contacts.
- Visit the Z Suite Enrollment System to enroll in UConn 4-H as a volunteer https://4h.zsuite.org/.
- Upon completion of enrollment in the Z Suite system, references will be contacted and a background check will be conducted by the UConn Human Resources Department.
- Once approved as a 4-H volunteer, you will receive an orientation about 4-H and being an effective volunteer.
- Begin your journey as a 4-H volunteer helping youth to Make the Best Better.
- Becoming a Volunteer of Record with UConn Extension 4-H
- 4-H Volunteer Handbook
- University of Connecticut Background Check Form - The 4-H volunteer screening process is now completed online. Please check with your local 4-H educator about the process. Please do not send completed forms to UConn.
- Health Form
- Instructions to Access UConn Minor Protection Training - Z Suite Enrollment System:
- UConn 4-H Chaperon Guidelines
- 4-H Funding
- Challenging Personalities
- History of 4-H
- Parent Do's and Don'ts
- Special Needs and Diversity
- The 4-H Volunteer
- Understanding 4-H Judging
- Virtual Connections
- Ages and Stages
- Program Planning
- Virtual Meeting Games
- Procedures for Handling Funds
- 4-H Organization Chart
- 4-H County Fairs Fact Sheet