4-H Youth Development programs and activities must be supervised by an adult, 18 years of age or older, who has completed the VIP training and is currently an enrolled 4-H volunteer leader. The primary purpose of this process is to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants (i.e., youth, their parents and families, salaried and volunteer staff.) Refer to the Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development Policies for the complete Youth Protection policies.
In order to initially be recognized as a 4-H volunteer leader in the Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development program, all adults age 18 years and over must participate in the Youth Protection Program.The Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development VIP training program process includes:
- Completion of the Volunteer Application Form.
- Background records check for arrest and conviction records through the approved channel.
- Participation in VIP Training.
- Completion of the Volunteer Behavior Expectations Form. (may be combined with the 4-H enrollment form)
- Completion of the 4-H Enrollment Form.
- Complete mandated reporter training through your 4-H online profile.
- In order to continue as a 4-H volunteer leader in the Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development program beyond the first year, all adults 18 years of age and over must annually complete the following:
- Volunteer Behavior Expectations Form. (may be combined with the 4-H enrollment form)
- 4-H Enrollment Form.
Note: A background records check for arrest and conviction records will be completed every four years for continuing 4-H volunteer leaders.
- Returning volunteers who have been absent one to four years need the background records check, signed Volunteer Behavior Expectations form, but are not required to attend the orientation to be reinstated as a volunteer. Returning volunteers who have been absent five or more years need to repeat the entire Youth Protection process.
If you are intresting in becoming a Ceritified 4-H Adult Leader please contact the Langlade County UWEX office at 715-627-6236. We will be more than happy to help!