Evaluating a Statewide 4-H Volunteer Structure for Protection and Ease

Jamie Morris, Lacie Ashby


Organizations that engage volunteers to enhance and extend programs in order to meet their mission and goals often have a process to onboard individuals to serve. These processes are typically designed to provide protection to the volunteer and the organization; however, they are only as strong as the policies and procedures set in place. This article overviews one state’s process to review and revise their 4-H program’s volunteer structure to improve the consistency and cohesion of its use and the protection for all involved.


volunteer engagement; volunteer management; volunteer system; strategic review; risk management

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2020.857

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