Volunteer Screening & Training

The Volunteer Leader screening process has been designed to create and maintain a safe environment for 4-H members while ensuring volunteers understand the 4-H program. 


4-H PEI provides programs to youth and therefore has a moral and legal responsibility to screen all volunteers to ensure the safety of 4-H youth, 4-H leaders and the 4-H organization as a whole.


    NEW 4-H PEI Leaders

(Volunteer Leader Screening Program)

  • New Leaders must obtain a PRC request letter from the 4-H office and deliver to the police agency covering the area in which he/she lives.  This must be done within two weeks of the date on the request letter, otherwise, the letter will be void.  The completed PRC is usually ready for pick-up after 7-10 days. It must then be delivered (or e-mailed) to Elizabeth at the 4-H PEI Office

   4.    Commit to Kids Volunteer Training -Online training for ALL 4-H Volunteers via 4-H Canada

  • The Commit to Kids online training has been developed by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection for organizations like 4-H. The training provides up-to-date and relevant best practices to increase the personal safety of children and youth.

  • All 4-H volunteers, leaders and staff must complete the Commit to Kids online training as part of their screening process. The training is free to all 4-H volunteers, leaders, staff and board members.

How to & Introduction - Click Here

F.A.Q. - Click Here

2.    Obtain TWO (2) Personal References from individuals who are NOT family members.

*References may use the *NEW* online form (Click Here and forward to your references)


*New Leaders can forward a PDF Version for references to complete and return to the Office

 3.     Provide a clear Police Record Check (PRC), including a Vulnerable Sector check.

New 4-H Leaders are required to complete the following steps for Leader Screening: 

Each application package will be reviewed by a three-member Screening Committee. New Leaders will be contacted about the status of their application following the committee's review.

You are NOT permitted to act in a leader role within a club until you have completed ALL of the volunteer screening requirements and have received a letter of conditional acceptance from the Provincial 4-H Screening Committee.

Following conditional acceptance, your 4-H Specialist will check in with you to confirm that you have read TAKING CARE OF THE 4-H FAMILY as the final step to complete the screening process

(This can be done at any time following the initial application.)


  • 4-H volunteer leaders are asked to submit a Returning Leader Form each year.

  • Returning Leaders are required to complete the Commit to Kids Training (see details above). A refresher course will need to be completed every three years. 

  • Returning leaders are required to and resubmit a Police Record Check every five years.    

  • For more information contact your Regional 4-H Specialist