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4-H volunteer orientation

Orientation is part of the volunteer screening process and an excellent introduction to 4-H for new and prospective volunteers. You will learn how volunteers fit into the larger picture of 4-H and the University of Minnesota, and review our philosophy, policies and procedures.

You can watch all five videos in 30 minutes or watch them one at a time. Once you have completed all five videos, follow the survey link at the bottom of the screen to record your participation and evaluate the orientation.


Unit 1: Our history, mission, pledge, motto and slogan

Orientation links

Unit 2: Creating a positive learning environment with youth
Unit 3: Connecting with staff to choose the best volunteer role for you
Unit 4: Stewardship of the organization and risk management practices
Unit 5: Staff, web and print resources to support volunteers

Record participation

When you have completed all videos, your participation as part of the screening process will be recorded by completing this survey: access (new Qualtrics) survey


Alternate Formats

If you are unable to view the videos, the orientation is also available in print and MP3 formats.



Record participation

When you have read or listened to the orientation, your participation as part of the screening process will be recorded by completing the online survey or returning a print survey to your Regional Extension Office. To access the print copy, please select which county or tribal area you reside in:


Additional resources

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 4

Unit 5

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