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Keeping youth safe

Risk management expectations for 4-H volunteers

Minnesota 4-H is committed to providing safe and healthy environments for youth and adults participating in 4-H programs and activities.

Online training option below

Step 1 | Overall policies and practices

Know and follow the overall risk management policies and practices information sheet when planning all 4-H programs. Use this when completing steps 2 and 3.


Step 2 | Program planning

Complete the risk management program planning tool before 4-H programs occur, utilizing the information from the overall risk management policies and practices information sheet.


Step 3 | Information sheets

These activities and situations require a third step.

Activities and Outings

Project-specific risk management

Online training option

This online training - Keeping Youth Safe - Volunteer Risk Management Training - provides an overview of 4-H risk management policies and practice and contains the same content as the face to face trainings offered to volunteers in each county.

Before you begin the online training we recommend you have the following resources available as you complete the training.


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Complete this online training and receive credit by recording your participation and providing feedback in this online survey.

Contact your 4-H program coordinator for additional information or assistance.

Visit the Volunteering with 4-H page for more information about becoming a 4-H volunteer or for additional volunteer information and resources.


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