Welcome to the first Montana 4-H Volunteer Newsletter. The goal of the newsletter
is to provide information from the 4-H Center, helpful insights, volunteer resources,
and recognize the impact volunteers make for the youth of Montana 4-H. We appreciate
all the volunteers across Montana and their time, so we will keep the newsletter short
and will publish once quarterly (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter).
Next edition coming Winter 2023!
New for the 2022-2023 4-H year Montana 4-H is requiring all volunteers to complete
a online volunteer orientation. The orientation will cover topics from Positive Youth
Development, Risk Management, Policy and Procedure, Impacts of 4-H and Basic information
about the 4-H Program. Complete the training by November 30th and be entered in a
drawing for one of six $50 gift cards or donation to a club/project of your choice,
provided by the Montana Leaders Council. For help accessing the training click here.
Montana 4-H Volunteer Institute
Join volunteers across Montana, February 17-19, 2023 for a weekend of learning, networking,
and recognizing the impact volunteers have on 4-H. The Institute will be held in Billings
at the Double Tree Hotel. Registration and more information to come.
We would like to give volunteers the opportunity to teach and share their knowledge
by leading a workshop. Please click here to submit your workshop idea.
Montana Leaders Council
As a Montana 4-H Volunteer you are part of the Montana Leaders Council. The Council
has worked hard to re-write their bylaws to better serve the volunteers in Montana
4-H. The Council's focus will be supporting volunteers through training, networking
and recognition. Every volunteer is allowed to vote once on the new bylaws. Please click here to review and vote on the bylaws. Voting ends November 19.
There is a lot to running a club or project and volunteers could use some help at
times. Volunteers should consider parents, grandparents and other family members of
their membership as assets. This article from Ohio State University highlights how
to get parents involved and take some of the burden off the volunteers. Click here to read the short article.
Do you have a fellow volunteer that you would like to recognize for the great work
they do? Nominate then for the Volunteer Spotlight. Click here to submit a volunteer. We love to hear about all the wonderful impacts volunteers
have across Montana 4-H.