4-H Ontario | Steps to Becoming a 4-H Ontario Volunteer
4-H Ontario

Steps to Becoming a Volunteer

“4-H Ontario volunteers are passionate and dedicated individuals essential to the delivery and success of the Ontario 4-H Program. ”

- The 4-H Ontario Volunteer Statement

The 4-H program is based on positive youth development where volunteers take a strength-based approach to build youth as leaders in their communities and assets to the world. Volunteers mentor young people to build their skills, knowledge and confidence. Being a 4-H volunteer provides the opportunity to help build your community, develop youth leaders and enhance your own skills as a volunteer with 4-H Ontario.

All 4-H Ontario volunteers have completed the 4-H Ontario Volunteer Screening Process.  This process is designed to understand your talents and interests while ensuring the safety and integrity of our program.

?Steps to becoming a volunteer

  1. Click here to fill out and submit the Volunteer Application Form
  2. When the application is received by 4-H Ontario a package will be emailed to the applicant (also referred to an volunteer candidate)
  3. Print the Vulnerable Sector Check letter (included in the package received form 4-H Ontario and attend in person at your local police agency to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check (only required for new volunteer candidates).
  4. Send a current Vulnerable Sector Police Check (within 30 days of police agency stamp). Vulnerable Sector Police Check results may be scanned and emailed to screening@4-hontario.ca. Please note: the embossed police agency stamp/seal must be clearly legible.
  5. Complete an interview and reference check through your local Volunteer Screening Committee. Contact your local Association for this
  6. Attend a 4-H Ontario New Volunteer Orientation Session. Click here to view the dates.
  7. Complete the Child Protection online training. 
  8. When all steps have been completed you will receive an email from 4-H Ontario noting either acceptance or denial as a 4-H volunteer.
  9. Volunteer candidates who are accepted will be provide with access to the Resource portion of the 4-H website and a Participant Card.


Note: 4-H Ontario has the sole and unfettered discretion to accept or decline a new volunteer candidate.

Click here to learn more about 4-H Ontario’s Volunteer Screening Process