4-H Youth Development
Volunteer Screening

The resources on this page are for staff to use to implement the new Volunteer Screening process.  More resources will be added as they are developed.  If you have questions or want assistance, please contact Rod Buchele, Volunteer Specialist, rbuchele@ksu.edu


The National Criminal Background Check (CBC) cost (as of August 1, 2014) is $22.50 for the first time it is conducted on a volunteer, $16.50 for all subsequent checks (every three years). The Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check is free, the $10 fee is waived because Kansas 4-H is a Kansas Mentor Organization.

4-H Volunteer screening must be completed by:

•              any individual (adult or youth) who works in close, ongoing interaction with youth, or

•              any adult or youth with authority to independently plan and conduct 4-H educational experiences for youth with other adults present or in a public setting.

Volunteers who do not fit into one of the above criteria would be considered episodic and do not need to complete the screening.