4-H Ontario

New Volunteer Orientation

Sponsored by Ontario MutualsTM

The New Volunteer Orientation (NVO) is a requirement for volunteer candidates. NVO’s provide a “Learn To Do By Doing’ experience. This two-hour orientation provides hands-on experience and information in order to equip volunteer candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge they will require to volunteer with 4-H.
Topics covered include: what is 4-H, club management, risk management, local association roles and responsibilities and programming opportunities for members. These sessions are designed for those who have not previously volunteered with 4-H, including Youth Directors. 
In person sessions will be held the second Thursday of the month in March, May, and July from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except Region 1). In addition NVO sessions will be held in the morning at each Volunteer Symposium.
Web-based training will be offered in evenings on the second Tuesday of the month from February through November, with afternoon sessions added in alternating months. Additional webinars may be arranged as required. 

Key Registration Details:

Please register directly with your Coordinator, Volunteer Support at least one week before the date of your preferred training session using contact information listed here.

Registration will ensure we have your updated contact information and can relay information regarding changes to session dates, times or location. 

NOTE: A minimum of 4 participants is required for a webinar or in-person training session to be held.


New Volunteer Webinar Sessions

These webinars will be held the second Tuesday of every month (7:00pm to 9:00pm) and the second Wednesday of every other month, excluding in December. 

Technical Requirements: 

For maximum benefit and learning, participants must be able to connect to the webinar through Zoom Conferencing, and must have webcams turned on.
*All times are Eastern Standard Time.



February 13  June 20
February 21 August 14
April 10 August 15
April 18 September 11
May 17 October 9
June 11 October 17
June 19  


New Volunteer Orientation: In-Person Sessions

These in-person training sessions take place from 7:00-9:00pm, Eastern Standard Time. 


Region 1

Date Location Address
April 9 Bruce Station Hall 109 Station Road, Bruce Mines
April 10 Spring Bay Community Centre 92 Hwy 542, Spring Bay
April 11 Westmount Community Centre 109 Kipling Court, Sudbury
April 12 Kerns Township Hall 279240 Milberta Road, New Liskeard
April 13 Legacy Life Centre 44 Commercial Drive, Burk's Falls
April 25 Pine Grove United Church 100 Hwy 103, Rosslyn
April 26 Emo Inn 5916 11/71 Hwy, Emo
April 27 Dryden Agricultural Complex 99 Scott Street, Dryden

Please RSVP for these events by contacting:
1.877.410.6748 x473

Region 2

Date Location Address
March 8 Grenville Mutual Insurance Building 380 Colonnade Dr., Kemptville
May 10 Glenburnie United Church 1028 United Rd., Glenburnie
July 12 South Nation Conservation Authority 28 Victoria Street, Finch

Please RSVP for these events by contacting:
1.877.410.6748 x488

Region 3

Date Location Address
March 8 **CANCELLED**  Hillcrest Community Centre 69 Centre St., Belleville
May 10 Sunderland Co-Op Hwy 7 & 12, Sunderland
July 12 **CANCELLED** Cobourg Community Centre 750 D'Arcy St., Cobourg

Please RSVP for these events by contacting:
1.877.410.6748 x477

Region 4

Date Location Address
March 8 4-H Ontario Office 111 Main St. N., Rockwood
May 10 Floradale Feedmill **CANCELLED** 2131 Floradale Rd., Floradale
July 12 Bethel Stone United Church **CANCELLED** 154 Bethel Road, Paris

Please RSVP for these events by contacting:
1.877.410.6748 x478

Regions 5 & 6

Date Location Address
March 8 Wyoming Fairgrounds **CANCELLED** (Will be re-scheduled) 595 Main St., Wyoming
May 10 Thorndale United Church 251 King St., Thorndale
July 12 Walkerton Agricultural Society 210 Durham St. West, Walkerton

Please RSVP for these events by contacting:
1.877.410.6748 x487

Thanks to Our Sponsors



4-H Ontario is generously supported with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs


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