New Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Ohio State University Extension volunteer. Each year, thousands of volunteers contribute their time, energies, and talents that enable Ohio State University Extension to engage people in educational programs that meet their immediate needs.

All individuals who are interested in volunteering with Ohio State University Extension and working with a member of a vulnerable population (minors, elderly over age 65, or individuals with disabilities) must complete a selection process under the direction of an Extension professional.

To more efficiently and effectively support our service recipients, Ohio State University Extension has a policy concerning the selection of individuals who desire to volunteer for the organization in a long-term and/or higher risk position. While the actual order of implementation may vary from county to county, all potential volunteers will:

  • receive a position description;
  • complete an application and return to the Extension office;
  • have references collected by Extension professionals;
  • complete an interview;
  • submit to a criminal history fingerprint record check;
  • agree to and sign the Volunteer Standards of Behavior form;
  • and participate in an orientation/training program.

Please know that all information related to the selection process may be updated periodically and will be kept in a secured file cabinet. This information will be kept on file for a minimum of three years following the receipt of your materials or the completion of your involvement as an Ohio State University Extension volunteer (whichever is longer). The release of information will follow The Ohio State University and Ohio State University Extension operating procedures and will be in accordance with Ohio law.

Working with individuals in our community can bring you immense satisfaction as you help them grow, learn, develop, and succeed. Additionally, volunteering provides you an opportunicty to gain new skills, help others, and meet new friends. We hope that you recognize the tremendous benefits of volunteering and will join us in helping ensure that everyone involved has a positive, educational experience.

Click here to complete the new volunteer application.

2023 New Volunteer Orientation Dates

All new volunteers are required to attend one orientation.

All options will be held at the Extension Office Meeting Room (enter at side door).

  • Wednesday, January 25, 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 2, 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 3, 6:00 p.m.

New volunteers must have an interview with the 4-H professional before March 31, 2022. Contact Kiersten to make an appointment.


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