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4-H Volunteer Training Series (VTS)

Welcome to the 4-H Volunteer Training Series

This series contains a wealth of information, from how to start a club, to planning field trips, to how to work with youth. Other publications referred to in the series may be available from the state 4-H website ( or from your county 4-H staff. This series is intended to provide the information you need to be successful as a 4-H volunteer and, especially, to start and lead a 4-H club.

Showing of 13 Publications

The ABCs of 4-H: A Primer for 4-H Volunteers

4H335/4H335 by Keith G. Diem and Ben KnowlesOctober 24th, 2018

Adopting 4-H Club Bylaws

4H338/4H338 by Keith G. Diem, Judy Levings, and Ben KnowlesNovember 6th, 2017

Florida 4-H Shooting Sports Level 1 Instructor Training & Certification—Volunteer Leader Training Series

4H382/4HFSV371 by Julie P. Dillard, Heather C. Kent, and Julia S. KellyOctober 20th, 2021A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet for 4-H/Youth audience(s). in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Youth development

How to Start a Club (for Youth Ages 8–18)

4H336/4H336 by Keith G. Diem, Joy Jordan, Bryan Terry, Dale Pracht, Judy Butterfield, Adam Cletzer, Lindsey McConnell, and Ben KnowlesNovember 6th, 2017

Making Learning Fun

4H340/4H340 by Keith G. Diem and Judy LevingsJanuary 12th, 20224-H

Planning a Successful Field Trip

4H339/4H339 by Keith G. Diem and Ben KnowlesNovember 6th, 2017

Positive Discipline for Youth

4H341/4H341 by Heidi L. Radunovich, Keith G. Diem, and Georgene BenderFebruary 25th, 2021

4-H Project Learning

4H343/4H343 by Judith LevingsNovember 8th, 2017

Protecting Youth and Volunteers by Planning Ahead, Reducing Risk

4H342/4H342 by Keith G. DiemNovember 6th, 2017

Running a Smooth 4-H Business Meeting

4H344/4H344 by Chris DeCubellisOctober 16th, 2017

Selecting a Name for Your 4-H Club

4H337/4H337 by Keith G. Diem, Marilyn N. Norman, Joy C. Jordan, and Lindsey McConnellNovember 6th, 2017

Volunteer Training Series—4-H Cloverbuds Program: 4-H for Younger Members

4H369/4H369 by Amanda Squitieri and Sarah HensleyNovember 20th, 2018

Volunteer Training Series: Recognizing Young People

4H370/4H370 by Georgene Bender, Tracy Tesdall, and Judith LevingsNovember 20th, 2018