Volunteer Screening and Training
The Volunteer Leader screening process has been designed to create and maintain a safe environment for 4-H members, while ensuring volunteers understand a little more about the 4-H program. 4-H PEI provides programs to youth and therefore has a moral and legal responsibility to screen all volunteers to ensure the safety of 4-H youth, 4-H leaders and the 4-H organization as a whole.
New 4-H Leader Screening Program
The New Volunteer Leader program is mandatory for all volunteer candidates. It consists of four steps:
1. Completing a New Leader Application Form;
2. Having TWO (2) personal reference forms completed and submitted on your behalf;
3. Providing a clear Police Record Check, which includes a Vulnerable Sector check. A letter will be provided to you in order to obtain this document at no charge;
4. Attending a New Leader Information Session.
Mandatory New Leader Information Sessions
Please check with your 4-H Specialist about the next scheduled New Leader Information Session in your area.
This two-hour orientation provides an opportunity to meet other new leaders, to learn more about your volunteer leader responsibilities and how to safely and effectively enjoy your work with our youth members.
Returning 4-H Volunteer Leaders
4-H volunteer leaders are required to re-engage every year by submitting a Returning Leader registration form each year. Returning leaders are required to and resubmit a Police Record Check every five years.
For more information contact your regional 4-H Specialist