September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016
Kettunen Center and Kellogg Biological Station
The 2015-16 Michigan 4-H Volunteer Training Series is supported by the Michigan 4-H Foundation with gifts made by donors and supporters like you.
Registration for each workshop is available through the Michigan State University ANR Event Registration system. As descriptions are built into the system, the URL for registration will become available on the event listing, found by clicking on the events tab on this page. There will be a unique URL for each workshop. Also, included is the Code of Conduct/Medical/Media Release form required for all workshop participants.
- Michigan 4-H Youth Authorization and Acknowledgment Form
- Michigan 4-H Volunteer Authorization and Acknowledgment Form
Michigan State University Extension Participant Age Policy
All state 4-H volunteer training coordinated by state 4-H staff falls into one of the formats listed below:
- Adult and Teen Volunteer Training – Open to adult and teen volunteer leaders ages 13 and up.
- Adult-Only Volunteer Training – Open to adult volunteer leaders ages 19 and up.
- Learning Lab Training – Open to kids in a specific age group who will work on project-related tasks while adults and teens ages 14 and up learn to work with the younger kids.
- Content-Specific Training – Open to young people and adults in project areas with age limits for safety reasons (such as shooting sports, limited to 4-H’ers ages 16 and up) or subject matter (such as Peer Plus, limited to 4-H’ers ages 14 and up).
- Family Weekend Workshops – Open to families with children ages 5 to 12.
- Youth Training – Open to 4-H youth of a specified age range only (such as the 4-H Teen Horse Volunteer Leader Conference). The only adults allowed to register for these workshops are accompanying chaperones.
The workshop format will be set by the state 4-H programming committee and the state 4-H staff members who coordinate the training sessions held at Kettunen Center, Kellogg Biological Station and other Michigan sites. Use a 4-H member’s age by January 1 of the current program year (that is, January 1, 2016) to decide whether he or she is eligible to attend a particular workshop.
June 22, 2017 | Lisa Bottomley | Volunteer retention requires regular communication and support.
June 21, 2017 | Frank Cox | If you’re looking for places to recruit volunteers, start with your interests.
April 6, 2017 | Ron Hendrick | Show your 4-H alumni pride and help Michigan 4-H win a cash prize to support statewide programming.
March 9, 2017 | Lisa Bottomley | Tips to find and recruit the right volunteers.
December 27, 2016 | Jennifer Weichel | Learn the motivational styles of volunteers, such as influence-orientated volunteers whom are driven by making an impact.
December 27, 2016 | Jennifer Weichel | Learn the motivational styles of volunteers, such as affiliation-orientated volunteers whom are driven by relationships.
December 27, 2016 | Jennifer Weichel | Learn the motivational styles of volunteers, such as achievement-orientated volunteers whom are driven by excellence.
May 19, 2016 | Frank Cox | There are different activities students can participate in during a gap year, and 4-H offers many resources and opportunities to make the most of their time off between life stages.
April 6, 2016 | Abbey Miller | The Michigan 4-H Foundation has announced grant and award opportunities of up to $1,000 to support local 4-H clubs and county programs. 4-H volunteer leaders, members and staff members may apply for these funds.
February 17, 2015 | Melissa Elischer | Michigan 4-H offers various state-wide workshops throughout the year that enhance the 4-H experience for youth and volunteers.
Jun 27, 2017 | Webinar
Feb 16, 2018 – Feb 17, 2018 | Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI 49688
Feb 17, 2018 – Feb 18, 2018 | Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI 49688