OSU Extension takes great pride in the quality of its adult leadership.  Being a recognized volunteer in the 4-H youth development program is a privilege, not a right.  The quality of our 4-H program and safety of our youth members requires that the selection of volunteers be taken seriously and that out organization work to recruit, train and support the best possible volunteers.

New Volunteer Selection Process

All prospective individuals interested in becoming a new 4-H Volunteer in Cuyahoga County must complete all of the steps noted below in the stated order:

Step 1 – Complete volunteer application and return to: Robin Stone – stone.363@osu.edu.

Step 2 – Office will contact you to schedule an interview.

Step 3 – Reference and background check – applicant will receive information to background check.

Step 4 – Upon successful completion of background check, volunteer will complete advisor training and Child Abuse and Neglect.

After all 4 steps have been completed and the results of the background checks have been reviewed, the new volunteer will received a letter from the county extension office indicating acceptance or rejection.

All 4-H Volunteers are expected to agree to and abide by the 4-H Volunteer standards of Behavior.


Annual 4-H Volunteer Re-Enrollment

All current volunteers in good standing who are interested in re-enrolling as a 4-H Volunteer in Cuyahoga County for the upcoming 4-H program year must complete the following steps:

Step One: Using the 4-H family enrollment guide, complete yearly enrollment forms. Please update all information. Link to Family Enrollment Guide.

Step Two: Attend 2 hours of professional development opportunities that are either offered or approved by the 4-H Educator and the annual Child Abuse and Neglect training.

All 4-H Volunteers are expected to agree to and abide by the 4-H Volunteer Standards of Behavior.