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4-H Online Volunteer Training

Minnesota 4-H wants to help our volunteers easily access the training and support they need to make a difference in the lives of youth.  To accomplish this goal, we've rolled out 30-minute online training modules.  Don't worry, we will still offer great volunteers trainings in a face-to-face format also.

Training modules for individuals viewing can be accessed through any adult volunteer account in 4HOnline.  A detailed user guide is available at

The following trainings are currently available:

Managing 4-H Clubs: A Guide for 4-H Club Leaders

Training address the role of the 4-H club leader, the 4-H program planning process and how to engage youth and other adults in it.

4-H Project Leaders: Where the Action Starts

Addresses the knowledge, skills, and resources volunteers need to be successful in their project.

4-H Financial Management

Covers the financial stewardship policies and practices of the 4-H Youth Development Program and the University of Minnesota.

Welcoming, Engaging, and Encouraging Environments

Covers four parts of a welcoming environment: safety, support, interaction, and engagement.  Volunteers will be exposed to tools and resources they can use to build welcoming environments and develop and conduct action planning in their club or group. 

The 4-H Learning Environment

Training covers non-formal learning environments, the experiential learning model, age appropriate learning experiences, how to effectively guide learning, and how to recognize the elements of high-quality youth development experiences. 

Chaperone Training

Covers roles, expectations and best practices when chaperoning young people on trips, retreats, and at events.

Ensuring a Safe 4-H Environment

Training covers physical, psychological and emotional safety, the identification of potential risk in learning environments, and planning for and dealing with emergencies.

Keeping Youth in 4-H

Training will cover ways to create a supportive, interactive, and engaging environment that retains youth people in the 4-H program while volunteers think about strategies to impact their own group setting. 


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