4-H Volunteer Training Workshops
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.
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.
February 5, 2015 | Jodi Schulz | Have you ever heard someone say, “Let’s debrief” or “We’ll finish today by debriefing” but never really understood what that meant? In this first article about debriefing, we’ll discuss the origin, definition and techniques for effective debriefing.
February 5, 2015 | Sara Keinath | Volunteer to make a difference and be a role model in your community.
February 3, 2015 | Nick Baumgart | Explore how to infuse environmental education in your lessons and activities with youth with “Show on the Road” workshops
February 3, 2015 | Jennifer Weichel | Volunteering can help improve your health as well as your community.
May 2, 2016 | Wayne County Michigan State University Extension, 33030 Van Born Wayne, MI 48184
May 12, 2016 | Michigan State University: Specific location to be determined
May 17, 2016 | Kent MSU Extension Office Meeting Room A, 775 Ball Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
May 17, 2016 | Marquette Country MSU Extension (Health Department), 184 U.S. Highway 41 E., Negaunee, MI 49866
Jul 22, 2016 – Jul 24, 2016 | Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688
Oct 4, 2016 | MSU Federal Credit Union Farm Lane Branch, 4825 E. Mt. Hope Road, East Lansing, MI, 48823
Oct 15, 2016 – Oct 16, 2016 | Kettunen Center, 14901 4 H Dr, Tustin, MI 49688