4-H Youth Development
Master 4-H Volunteer Program

The 2015 Master 4-H Volunteer training will be February 20 - 21, 2015 at Rock Springs 4-H Center.  Registration information will be available in October.  Save the date and check back here for more information.

 

Volunteers are fundamental to the 4-H program as they serve as advisors, guides, coaches, helpers and mentors. They come in all shapes and forms with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Some volunteers are long-term and other are short-term, yet all are unique.

Master 4-H Volunteers are special volunteers who want to grow and give back more in their role as 4-H Volunteers.  The Master 4-H Volunteer program provides this opportunity for volunteers who want the opportunity to contribute in a broader way. The Master 4-H Volunteer program strengthens and enhances the 4-H volunteer and the local program. 

In order to become a Master 4-H Volunteer, the individual must be a registered and appointed screened volunteer, attend specialized Master 4-H Volunteer training and "give back" 40 volunteer hours to the 4-H program within one year of the training. The individual must also be a past or present Organizational Leader, Project Leader or County Leader/Advisor.

Contact your local Extension Office for more details regarding the upcoming training sessions, registration forms and ways in which you could serve as a Master 4-H Volunteer.

 

 
2015 Master 4-H Volunteer Training

K-State Research and Extension 4-H Youth Development and the Kansas Association of 4-H Volunteers announce the opportunity for past and present Organizational/Community Leaders, Project Leaders or County/District Leaders/Advisor to pursue becoming Master 4-H Volunteers.  The next Kansas Master 4-H Volunteer training will be sponsored by the Kansas Association of 4-H Volunteers and the Department of 4-H Youth Development, Kansas State University.  It will be held February 20 - 21 in Manhattan and Rock Springs 4-H Center.

Master 4-H Volunteers are special volunteers who to give back more to 4-H and grow and in their role as 4-H Volunteers. The Master 4-H Volunteer program strengthens and enhances the 4-H Volunteer and the local program.  The Master 4-H Volunteer program is an outstanding opportunity for volunteers who want to contribute to 4-H in a broader way.

Interested? Check the 2015 Master 4-H Volunteer Training brochure for qualifications, selection criteria and training topics.  Then talk with your local Extension Agent and apply to be a Master 4-H Volunteer. Registrations are due February 1, 2015.


Topics to be covered in the training are:

  • Overview & Structure K-State Research and Extension
  • Kansas 4-H Vision, Mission and Organizational Structure
  • Kansas 4-H Policies
  • Kansas 4-H Foundation
  • Risk Management
  • Personality Profile
  • Master 4-H Volunteer Projects
  • Volunteer Management Systems
  • Generational Characteristics
  • Youth and Adult Partnerships
  • Working with the 21st Century Volunteer
  • Kansas 4-H Life Skills and Essential Elements
  • Positive Youth Development - The Five C’s
  • Guiding change - Keys to making change work
  • Program Analysis, SWOT Profile
  • Recognition and Motivation
  • Meeting with Experienced Master Volunteers
  • CHARACTER COUNTS
  • Project review and assistance
 
Master 4-H Volunteer Links

- 2015 Master 4-H Volunteer Brochure

- 2015 Master 4-H Volunteer Application/Training Registration Form

- REACH (Word) (PDF)

- Sample Master 4-H Volunteer Position Description (PDF)

- Blank Master 4-H Volunteer Position Description (Word) (PDF)

- Ideas for Master 4-H Volunteer Projects

- Master 4-H Volunteer Activity Log

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Contact Information

Sarah Maass
Agent Coordinator
Master 4-H Volunteer Program
semaass@ksu.edu

 

Rod Buchele
Extension Specialist
Youth Development
Volunteer Development
rbuchele@ksu.edu