New Volunteer Leaders
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 Volunteers/Leaders are required to complete the following steps to have "screened volunteer leader" status:
One form - three sections - one click to submit!
*References may use the online form: Click Here and forward the link to your references
*New Leaders can forward a PDF Version for references to complete
and return to the office
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 letter will automatically be sent to you (within two business days) upon receival of your application form. Retrieval of your PRC 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 the 4-H PEI Office
Each application package will be reviewed by a 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.
Completing the three requirement above gives you "Screened Leader" status. You are still required to have a volunteer of "Trained Leader" status with you, and vice versa, at all times when you are with a group of 4-H members.
4-H Canada implemented new Youth Safety Policies (click to read) as of 2020. More than ever, it is crucial that Clubs have an adequate number of Volunteer Leaders to help meet the Rule of Two Policy. We encourage ALL parents to complete the New Volunteer Leader requirements so that they are able to fill in when leaders are needed.
As a 4-H volunteer leader, you have the opportunity to support youth as they Learn To Do By Doing. You are a part of a network of caring volunteers—a member of the 4-H family that exists in every province and in over 70 countries around the world. Please review this document for an overview of the 4-H Program.