Trained Volunteer Leader

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.

Ensure that you have completed the first five steps to become a Screened Volunteer Leader. If you successfully completed these initial steps you ​would have received an email from the Provincial 4-H Office to notify you of your status. You are NOT permitted to act in a leader role within a Club until you have completed All the volunteer screening requirements and have received a letter of conditional acceptance from the Provincial 4-H Screening Committee. If you have not completed the New Volunteer Leader requirements please go to this page to do so. 

If you have received a letter from the Provincial 4-H Screening Committee notifying you of your Screened Volunteer Leader status and you would now like to become a Trained Volunteer Leader, please see the next steps listed below.

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

PRC's must be updated every three years. 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 the 4-H PEI Office

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

How to & Introduction - Click Here

F.A.Q. - Click Here

  • 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.

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  Youth Safety Training *NEW in 2020*

This is new training that has been developed by 4-H Canada and will be presented by 4-H PEI. The original intended design was to be done in person, but Covid-19 Restrictions has complicated that. It is a total time of 1-1.5 hours and reviews all of the contents of the Youth Safety Policies.  We will be providing clubs with a video recording for leaders to watch together in a meeting setting to cover off this new training. Overall Leaders will provide an attendance list for their club leader meeting.  Any leaders who miss this will have to make arrangements to complete.

Tentative 2021 dates are as follows:

  • October 25

  • October 28

  • November 23

Once you have completed the Commit to Kids Volunteer Training and attended a Youth Safety Training session the 4-H Office will be notified. You will then receive an updated letter from the Provincial 4-H Screening Committee to indicate that you have Trained Volunteer Leader status.

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.