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 1964–1998 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 2017 Conference will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada March 16-18, 2017. Early Bird registration deadline is Dec. 31, 2016 and regular registration deadline is Jan. 20, 2017.
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.