Training to be Held for New 4-H Leaders

Written by Theresa Rose on September 29, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development Staff announce statewide trainings for all new 4-H Club Leaders. This training is targeted to those who are beginning as volunteers or those with three years or less experience. The training is open to all volunteers and current club leaders are encouraged to attend if they have not attended before.

Advantages of this training program include: learning about the role of a caring adult, dynamic training to boost positive youth development knowledge and skills in order to support a vibrant 4-H club or Clover Kids group, and an opportunity to meet and network with other volunteers. The interactive training includes an agenda loaded with knowledge, skills, and tools needed to enhance a volunteer’s work with 4-H youth. There will be age appropriate breakout sessions specific for 4-H Clubs and Clover Kids groups to provide more targeted skill building for volunteers working with those specific age groups. Volunteers will receive a binder of resources to prepare them for working with their club or group.

Training will be held two times in southeast Iowa on Saturday, November 7th at Johnson County Extension Office and Saturday, December 12th at the Lee County Extension Office. The training will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There are numerous trainings throughout the state; volunteers are able to attend any of the locations. To register, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/volunteertraining. Registration is due one week before the trainings. The training will include resources, lunch and snacks. There is no fee to the volunteer to attend.

For more information on how to volunteer with 4-H in your county please contact your county’s Extension office. For more information on New Leader’s Training in Southeast Iowa, please contact Youth Program Specialist, Kati Peiffer, 319/385-8126 or Kpeiffer@iastate.edu.