University of Maryland Extension

2020 4-H On-line Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Online - WebEx
College Park, MD 20740
United States
Jamie Morris

Please mark your calendars for the 2020 New UME 4-H Volunteer Orientations. These educational opportunities are provided monthly and are designed as a baseline training for those wishing to become official 4-H University of Maryland Extension Volunteers.

This training provides an overview on:

  • The History of 4-H and its connection with Extension
  • Expectations and Steps to becoming a UME 4-H Volunteer
  • Positive Youth Development Practices
  • UMD policies and procedures
  • Volunteer Resources and Opportunities. 

Only 4-H Faculty and/or Staff can register an individual to participate in these on-line opportunities.

Volunteers should have begun the volunteer onboarding process and completed the application and screening (reference and background checks) steps as a prerequisite to class participation.

Target Audience: New UME 4-H Volunteers

Length: 1-1 ½  hours

Learning Objective:

1) Improve volunteer's understanding and knowledge of the University of Maryland 4-H Youth Development Program.

2) Increase the quality of program delivery for 4-H members in Maryland.

3) Build a base of committed volunteers to increase program capacity

Description: This class will provide participants basic information on the University of Maryland Extension 4-H Youth Development program. It will cover UME policies and procedures and detail the process to becoming an appointed UME 4-H Volunteer.

Methodology: The course will be taught via Webinar. Participants will need access to a computer with internet connection as well as telephone. The sessions will not be recorded.

Prerequisites: A volunteer must have completed the application and screening steps before attending the training.


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