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.
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.)
RETURNING 4-H PEI Leaders
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