4-H Leader Resources
Learn about becoming a volunteer leader
- What does an organizational leader do? Read the position description (Word doc.).
- What does a project leader do? Read the position description (Word doc.).
- 4-H SET Volunteer Leader position description (Word.doc)
- Is there a volunteer recruitment and screening procedure? Read the Volunteer Application (PDF).
- What are 4-H policies for volunteers and staff? Read the policies as revised May 2011 (PDF)
- E-Learning for 4-H Volunteers website
- 4-H Leaders' Digest (PDF, April 2013)
Essential Elements of Positive Youth Development
- 4-H Essential Elements Program Planning Tool - Plug your program into this tool to learn which elements are strong, and which need to be strengthened, to maximize positive youth development.
- 4-H Essential Elements Essential Elements of 4-H Youth Development Programs - Provides individual modules to help you better understand the 4 Essential Elements and help explain these to your co-leaders or facilitators. Essential Elements of the 4-H Experience Matrix (Word.doc) - Provide concrete tactics for each of the essential elements, broken down by program delivery mode (e.g., clubs, special interest, camps, etc.)
Leader Training Series
The University of Vermont 4-H Leader Training Series has been developed to assist volunteer 4-H leaders who are starting new 4-H clubs or who may be working with current club members. This resource manual for 4-H leaders includes forms and guidelines specific to Vermont 4-H.
- Table of Contents
- Chapter 1 - Introduction to 4-H
- Chapter 2 - Starting Your Own 4H Club
- Chapter 3 - Enriching the Club Experience
- Chapter 4 - Understanding Youth and Their Needs
- Chapter 5 - Vounteers in 4-H
- Chapter 6 - Did You Know?
- Experiencing problems with the 4-H money management system? Visit the 4-H Money Management Issues Log to report.
- 4-H debit card account access (TD Bank)
- 4-H Money Management (directions for clubs)
- 4-H Money Management Key Points (overview)
- 4-H Tax Exemption Fact Sheet and FAQ
- Vermont Sales Tax Exemption Certificate for Resale and Exempt Organizations (UVM Controller's web site)
- Check Request Form for Clubs
- Debit Card Activation Directions - Do's and Don'ts
- Deposit Form
- Gift & Pledge Form (In-Kind Donations are recorded as 'I/We wish to make a gift of property:', 'other:')
- Purchasing Shooting Sports Equipment Shooting Sports Only
- Firearm Purchase Approval Form Shooting Sports Only
- Vendor W-9 Form Shooting Sports Only
- Firearm Request and Approval Letters Shooting Sports Only
- Procedure for Purchasing a Firearm Shooting Sports Only
Forms and Factsheets
- Welcome to 4-H
- Answers to Questions You Want to Know About 4-H
- 4-H Member Enrollment Form (revised December 2012)
- Club Monthly Meeting Report Form
- Club Guidelines
- Club Constitution & Bylaws
- Club Financial Report
- Club and Special Event Insurance Information
- Driver Safety Rules
- Directions for UVM's online DMV form (updated April 2013)
- Helmet Rule and Waiver Form for Non-4-H Member and Adult Riders (** New ** April 2013)
- Overview of Risk Management
- Risk Management Checklist
- Certificate of Liability Request Form
- Guidelines for Reducing Risk
- Health History Form
- Permission for Medication or Pre-existing Injury Form
- Permission Form
- Incident Report Form (from the University of Vermont Risk Management website)
- Code of Conduct Infraction (Youth or Adult; Nov 2009)
- Facilities Use Agreement
Name and Emblem
The 4-H Name and Emblem are protected under federal statute Title 18, U.S. Code 707. This provides the 4-H Name and Emblem with the level of protection afforded other Federal marks, such as the Seal of the President of the United States. The 4-H Name and Emblem is intended to represent the ideals of the program with its focus on serving the educational needs and interests of 4-H youth.
The Vermont 4-H Program Leader can grant Vermont businesses with a one time use to use the name and emblem on behalf of 4-H clubs or 4-H committees who wish to get the clover printed on jackets, shirts, banners or other items. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 30 days before desired receipt of items, with the name of the 4-H entity (club or committee), business name and contact information you wish to use, and items wishing to be purchased/desired design.
Please note that the 4-H Mall is equipped to print your unique club or committee name on their merchandise as well.
Specific information, including a list of businesses already approved to use the name and emblem, application to apply for national authorization to use the name and emblem, as well as a general fastsheet can be found at the USDA Youth Development & 4-H website.
- ADA Factsheet (PDF)
- Dress Code & Program Expectations (PDF, revised June 2011)
- Lamp of Knowledge - Leader Recommendation -- The Lamp of Knowledge Award is given in recognition of outstanding achievement & evidence of advanced learning in a 4-H project area.
- ES 237 Project Codes (Word doc.) -- Project categories and reporting codes for Vermont 4-H projects
- 4-H Award System & Rules (PDF, revised April 2011) -- Description of recognition levels, recordkeeping, eligible project areas for recognition
- Teen Leadership - A Leader's Manual (Word doc.)
- Group Enrollment Form
- American Income Life Insurance Company (website)
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