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UGA Extension agents, staff and trained volunteers keep local communities informed through county Extension offices. We offer reliable information and programs in the areas of agriculture, food, families, the environment, and 4-H youth development. Let us help you learn, grow, and do more!
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If you would like to become a 4-H Volunteer Leader, please complete an application and return it to the 4-H Office. Applications should be returned to our office at 284 Highway 119 South in Springfield, GA 31329. A background check is done by UGA Human Resources in Athens. Two reference recommendations are also required. In addition, overnight chaperones must complete a training course (approximately 2 hrs.) before becoming certified leaders.

All 4-H volunteers must complete Risk Management Training. The online training ‘Georgia 4-H: Working with Youth…Managing Risk’ is available online and is required for all adults who supervise youth in 4-H programs.This training is designed to help our volunteers better understand the role of 4-H and Cooperative Extension, fundamentals of 4-H and youth development and the appropriate practices and protocols in working with youth. The online training is approximately 20 minutes in length and can be completed at your home or other computer. You do need internet capability and a speaker and will conclude with a review/quiz of the material. You will receive the link in an email.


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