4-H Youth Development
Kansas 4-H Volunteer Forum

Kansas Volunteer Forum

November 21-23, 2014

2014 Kansas 4-H Leadership Weekend

General Information

The 2014 4-H Volunteer Forum sponsored by the Kansas Association of 4-H Volunteers (KA4-HV) is for all Volunteers.  VOLUNTEERS – You help youth SHINE – Inspire, Create, Achieve, the Kansas Volunteer Forum will equip you to help youth SHINE Brighter.

To get you started, Saturday morning, the Forum will join the KYLF delegates for their Keynote Speaker, Kent Julian (http://kentjulian.com/)in as he inspires all to SHOW UP AND SHINE.

Following the speaker, there will be Lightening Rounds; (short quick hitting mini-workshops) and workshop sessions.   Workshop sessions will be Saturday afternoon.  Participants will be able to attend three workshops.  Workshops topics offered are; Master 4-H Volunteers, Welcoming New Families, Finding Project Leaders, Keeping the Teens, Exploring Tech Trunks, Fun Photography Activities, International Programs, Making Table Runners, Make a Crochet Scarf and a Tour of Rock Springs.

The annual meeting of the Kansas Association of 4-H Volunteers will be held Friday evening. During the evening hours there will be time for sharing of 4-H questions and answers, social interaction with games, down time, and a silent auction.  The proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to help 4-Hers in disaster areas.  Sunday morning will feature a 4-H update by Dr. Barbara Stone, State 4-H Leader.

Volunteer Forum will help you will SHINE brighter and lead youth to SHINE their brightest.


The fee of $165.00 includes: a Volunteer Forum t-shirt, lodging, meals and program fees. Some classes have additional small fees to pay for supplies. Delegates should pay fees to their local Extension Office that will in turn write one check payable to the Kansas 4-H Foundation. Registration fees and participation forms are due for all who register. If you cancel before November 1, you will be subject to a $25 cancelation fee. If you cancel after November 1, you will not receive your registration fee back.  Kansas Association of 4-H Volunteers members will receive a $25 scholarship (to be claimed during registration, use coupon code “KA4-HV” to claim the scholarship.  Dues are $5 and can be paid at the Forum. Payment at the Forum will qualify you for the member rate. Net member registration fee will be $140.

Dress and What To Bring

Dress for Volunteer Forum is camp business casual.  Plan to dress for the weather at Rock Springs including bringing a warm jacket or sweatshirt.  Participants should bring toiletry and personal care items, and may want a flashlight.  Bedding and towels will be provided for those housed with the Forum in Leadership Lodge. Please bring your best ideas and activities to share.


Workshops Offered

Session 1 Classes

Tour of Rock Springs
Master 4-H Volunteers
Science Activities for Clubs and Project meetings
Crochet Scarves

Session 2 Classes

Finding Project Leaders
Keep the Teens
Fun with Photography

Session 3 Classes

Welcome New Families
International Programs
Table Runners

Julie Green Scholarship

In memory of Julie Green, one of the founders of the KA4-HV. The scholarship is to assist a Kansas 4-H Volunteer to attend a State or Regional 4-H Volunteer Forum. Applications are due October 15th.  The due to information is on the application.  The scholarship is for $75.00 and will be reimbursed after attendance at the selected Forum.