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Johnson County
11811 S. Sunset Drive
Suite 1500
Olathe, KS 66061

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Monday - Friday,
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(913) 715-7000
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Johnson County 4-H Volunteers

One principle of positive youth development is based on the benefit of a positive, sustained relationship of the young person with a caring adult. Youth gain the confidence, connections, and caring they need to achieve their potential.

As the largest youth development organization in Kansas and across the nation, 4-H must lead by conducting the most effective strategies and practices in volunteer screening and selection. All youth deserve a safe and caring environment, and all parents and guardians should expect that when their children are entrusted to the 4-H program, each child will be in a safe setting with caring adults.

Kansas 4-H continues to grow and improve. Strengthening its policy for volunteer registration fulfills an obligation to children, parents, volunteers, and employees. Providing greater security for all people involved in Kansas 4-H is the right thing to do. It is also important that we protect the image and integrity of 4-H, K-State Research and Extension, and Kansas State University.

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Resources
State 4-H Volunteer Screening Policy and Procedures

Steps to become a Johnson County Registered 4-H Volunteer:

  1. Application-If your family uses the Kansas 4HOnline system at ks.4honline.com, you already have a family account. Login to your family and add yourself as a new family member if you don't have an adult profile. If your family has never used 4HOnline, you will need to create a new family account before creating an adult profile for yourself.
  2. Orientation-Complete the Kansas 4-H Volunteer Orientation available through Kansas 4HOnline. Instructions
  3. Interview-After completing the Kansas 4-H Volunteer Orientation, email Ami at ami.lin@jocogov.org to schedule a face-to-face interview.
  4. Background Check-Information regarding the background check will be provided during the face-to-face interview.
  5. Approval-Local extension office will submit the applicant for approval by the Extension Board. Once approved, the Extension office will send a letter concerning volunteer status and appointment for 4-H work.

Once you are a Registered Volunteer

  1. Re-enroll in 4Honline annually (Once you have completed this the first time your information will be saved from the previous year, you just need to review and submit.)
  2. A Background Check will be required every 3 years. (This will automatically be run every 3 years once you have completed the initial background check)

Who Must Complete the volunteer process?
All individuals who work directly with youth are required to complete the Kansas 4-H volunteer screening process. Volunteer screening is done in order to assure a safe, positive, and nurturing environment for all youth involved with the Kansas 4-H programs and provide protection for the child, the volunteer, the agent, the Extension Board, and the Kansas State Research and Extension.

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Contact Us

Ami Lin
4-H/Youth Development Agent
Ami.Lin@jocogov.org

Nancy Carr
School Enrichment Coordinator
Nancy.Carr@jocogov.org

Christin Bartels
Office Professional
Christin.Bartels@jocogov.org