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Volunteer Events

Basic Training

Learn at your convenience, at your own pace, with instant feedback. Four online interactive training modules introduce you to volunteering. Understanding 4-H and positive youth development prepares you to work with youth.

State Volunteer Forum

Nov. 3-4, 2017

Red Lion Hotel Pocatello, Idaho

The annual state educational conference for volunteer 4-H leaders. Get leadership training, network and explore best practices. The forum hosts rotate among the district leaders' associations.

Please review the Registration Packet for more information about the event and workshops offered.


The Vi Rexford Scholarship covers registration for first-time attendees. Awards are based on fund availability. Applications must be received by the state 4-H office two weeks before the start of State Leaders Forum.

Vi Rexford was the 19641998 Gem County Extension Agent. She helped develop the camp counselor training program. She was recognized by the National and Idaho 4-H Halls of Fame for her lifetime contributions.

Western Regional Leaders Forum (WRLF)

WRLF is a multi-state, educational volunteer forum that rotates amongst the western states. The 2018 Conference will be held in San Diego, CA March 1-4, 2018. Early Bird registration deadline is Jan. 15, 2018 and regular registration deadline is Feb. 13, 2018


The Western Region Leaders’ Forum Scholarship provides $50 to $200 to help volunteers attend. Priority goes to first-time attendees who submit an application. Funds remaining after “first-timer” awards are divided equally among remaining applicants.

Doris Roper Scholarship

For all Idaho 4-H members attending a 4-H leadership opportunity.

The Peggy Thiessen (Doris Roper) Scholarship provides access to leadership opportunities for those who cannot otherwise afford to participate. Scholarships are awarded on a needs basis. Recipients shall have shown increasing responsibilities during their 4-H experience.

Applications must be received by the state 4-H office by the early bird registration deadline or two weeks before the start of the event, whichever comes first.

John H. Thiessen Scholarship

For adult volunteers attending a 4-H leadership opportunity. Training may be at a regional, state or district-wide level. Training shows leaders how to work with students, develop organizational skills, deepen their commitment to mentoring youths and allow them to become better 4-H and community leaders.

Scholarship amounts vary based on availability. Applications must be received by the state 4-H office two weeks before the start of the event.

4-H Headquarters

University of Idaho Extension, 4-H Youth Development

Physical Address:
Mary E. Forney Hall
1210 Blake Avenue, Room 206
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Mailing Address:
4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Phone: 208-885-6321

Fax: 208-885-4637


Web: 4-H Youth Development

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