4-H and Youth

Volunteer Processes & Information

Volunteer Selection Process Update:

The WVU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program’s process for selecting adult volunteers consists of the following:

Adult Volunteer Currently Serving:

Required:

  • an application form for 4-H youth development program volunteers
  • reference forms (sent by mail, email, phone or face-to-face interviews)
    • Available on the web
  • check of the National Sexual Predator Website – (https://www.nsopw.gov/en-US)
  • yearly signed CODE OF CONDUCT

Suggested:

  • interview
    • Questions and report for agent or volunteer recruiter to use with volunteer applicant are available on the web

All required form: Volunteer application, code of conduct, reference forms and interview forms are available on the web

New Potential Adult Volunteers:

Required:

  • an application form for 4-H youth development program volunteers (please ensure it is the updated application form that includes email address)
  • reference forms (sent by mail, email or used during phone or face-to-face interviews)
    • Available on the website
  • interview questions and report for agent or volunteer recruiter to use with volunteer applicant
  • check of the National Sexual Predator Website – (https://www.nsopw.gov/en-US)
  • Yearly signed CODE OF CONDUCT
  • New applicants sent to Susan England, Volunteer Specialist for processing
    • Can scan and email the first page of the volunteer form. Must include name, address and email address
    • Email Susan potential volunteers name, address and email address
    • Email to Susan England

All required forms: Volunteer application, code of conduct, reference forms and interview forms available on the web


4-H Youth Development Volunteer Selection Process - Overview

Camp Staff Job Descriptions

Transportation Forms & Policy


Children On Campus Required Training

WVU is directing all faculty, staff, volunteers, etc. to adhere to West Virginia University Board of Governors Policy 49. This policy is to protect children (any person under the age of 18) on WVU’s premises or those involved in University sponsored programs at all geographic locations by providing guidance on reporting requirements for child abuse or neglect; providing guidelines for appropriate supervision of children; and ensuring that WVU and its divisional campuses comply with all federal and state laws and regulations regarding the employment of children.

All employees and volunteers working with children must take and complete an online quiz.

The link below goes to an online quiz.

http://www.classmarker.com/online-test/start/?quiz=jtf5399be221ab6d

Susan England, Extension Specialist Volunteer Management, will be coordinating all information for WV Volunteers with our Extension faculty.

This version of the quiz will grade the quiz, generate a certificate, and automatically email results directly to the provided email address.

It will be the responsibility of program directors and Administrators to make sure that everyone that falls under the policy, must be in compliance before working with children. In addition, please review screening program staff members. “All adults who have direct contact, i.e., those responsible for the care, supervision, guidance, or control of a child, with visiting children be subject to an adequate and timely background check.
  • Employees, faculty and staff – screening with be conducted every three years;
  • Volunteers or any other non-employee – screening will be conducted annually