Family Handbook
General Resources
New 4-H Volunteer Application
4-H Committee Application
Volunteer Background Check Information
Volunteer Handbooks
Cloverbud Volunteer Resources
Friend of 4-H and Montgomery Leadership Awards
Mandatory Volunteer Training

Family Handbook

2019 Family Handbook


  • Introduction to 4-H & Cloverbuds
  • General Rules
  • Still Project Judging Information
  • Livestock Skillathon Information
  • Livestock Requirements, Quality Assurance, Horse Safety & Ethics Program
  • Dog Project Information
  • 4-H Youth Opportunities
  • 4-H Calendar

General Resources

Ohio 4-H Website
Ohio 4-H Conference
Shop 4-H

New 4-H Volunteer Application

Completed Volunteer Applications MUST be submitted to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. on January 15, 2019 to begin the selection process in 2019.  All steps of the volunteer selection process must be completed by March 15, 2019 to begin volunteer service in 2019. 

2019 Muskingum County New 4-H Volunteer Application

4-H Committee Application

4-H Committee Application - Due November 15 at 4:30 p.m.

Volunteer Background Check Information

Volunteers who are required to complete a background check by December 31, 2018 to continue volunteer service in 2019 were sent a letter from our office in October 2018. The Volunteer Fingerprint Background Procedure provides all necessary information to complete the background check requirement and enables volunteers to request reimbursement for their background check from The Ohio State University.

Request for Copy of Ohio BCI Background Check - In order for a previous background checks to meet OSU policy, it must be less than a year old and utilize the reason code required of Ohio 4-H Volunteers. Some background checks, including those for CCW permits, cannot be used. If you have questions, please contact our office for assistance.

Volunteer Handbooks

Ohio 4-H Volunteer Handbook

Cloverbud Volunteer Resources

Cloverbud Connections Newsletter

Friend of 4-H and Montgomery Leadership Awards

Friend of 4-H Award

The Friend of 4-H Award honors an individual, family, business or organization which has demonstrated exceptional support of the county 4-H program, including    financial support or contributions of time and other resources to benefit county youth and volunteers.

Friend of 4-H Nomination Form - Due September 1

Montgomery Leadership Award

The John & Dorothy Montgomery 4-H Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to 4-H as a volunteer, either past or present.

Montgomery Leadership Award Nomination Form - Due September 1

Mandatory Volunteer Training

2019 Mandatory Volunteer Trainings will take place at the Rolling Plains United Methodist Church (new location) on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 12, 2019; 10:00 a.m. - 12noon
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Register Online


Previous Year Updates

4-H Fundamentals Session (taught by Jamie) - Recordings on YouTube