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Ohio 4-H Youth Development

Ohio State University Extension


Cloverbud Leaders


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Upholding 4-H volunteers to the Standards of Behavior better guarantees that Cloverbuds will develop positive self-esteem and learn appropriate skills by which they can successfully negotiate the twists and curves on their road of life. In other words, Cloverbuds deserve volunteers who meet or exceed the Ohio 4-H Volunteer Standards of Behavior.

Ohio 4-H has adopted the Ohio 4-H Volunteer Standards of Behavior as a tool to ensure the safety and well-being of all 4-H participants. Ohio 4-H also recognizes that being a 4-H volunteer is a privilege rather than a right. The Ohio 4-H Volunteer Standards of Behavior serve as the guide to which the actions of volunteers who have signed this contractual agreement, can be compared in circumstances of potential harm to the youth. The standards also serve as a guide by which adults applying to be 4-H volunteers must measure up.

To apply to become a Cloverbud Volunteer, please contact you local OSU Extension Office

Cloverbud Resources

From volunteer training and videos to curriculum and just plain fun, this page provides links to resources that will help you make the most of your meetings.

4-H Cloverbud Connections

A blog format for the previous Ohio 4-H Cloverbud Connection Newsletter.

Cloverbud Connections Newsletter

Access past issues of the Ohio 4-H Cloverbud Connection Newsletter.