Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Agricultural & Extension Education
Harry N. Boone, Jr.
Volunteers are essential to the 4-H program. This study was conducted to determine why individuals volunteer for 4-H, how volunteers feel towards the training they are offered, what the training needs of 4-H volunteers were, and the methods 4-H volunteers prefer to receive training. A questionnaire was sent to 260 volunteer club leaders in 27 counties in the state of West Virginia. 4-H volunteers have multiple reasons for being a volunteer club leader including helping people and working with youth. 4-H volunteer club leaders feel that training is important in becoming a leader and that training is for everyone regardless of 4-H background. Volunteers have received training on various topics in the past. Volunteers would like to have additional training in club mechanics, leadership roles, public relations, volunteer leader training, subject matter, leisure education, and skills 4-H youth learn. Volunteers concluded they could learn more from additional training activities to become better volunteers for 4-H.
Post, Jennifer, "Attitudes of 4-H club leaders toward volunteer training in West Virginia" (2007). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2557.