University of Maryland Extension

UME Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in becoming a University of Maryland Certified 4-H Volunteer. 


Please fill out and return the application form listed below, any questions contact Lisa Strong at or 301-600-1595.

  • All forms are sent to: Attn: Lisa 4-H, 330 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702 or can be emailed to  
  • The application should have three references with name, complete address, and phone number. 
  • You will be contacted to schedule an over the phone interview after your application has been received, reference letters have been sent out and a background check has been completed. 
  • There is an online orientation training is given by the state office once a month and has to be scheduled through the 4-H Office after paperwork has been processed.  You will need both a telephone and a computer with high speed internet (no dial up).
  • You will need an online profile through the 4HOnline system, instructions on how to set up your profile will be sent to you once you have completed the volunteer process and the 4-H educator has signed your file.  Online re-enrollment will need to be completed each year with the MD Code of Conduct, Publicity Release, and Annual Renewal sections completed.
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