Volunteers in Preparation

This training is:

  • Required for all new UW-Madison volunteers
  • About 1.5 – 2 hours in length
  • Conducted locally; check with a county staff member on training dates

Volunteers in Preparation (VIP) is an interactive training program that includes:

  • Overview of Extension
  • Volunteer roles and responsibilities
  • Best practices when working with youth
  • Resources available to you

Training Resources

UW-Madison Volunteer Behavior Expectation Form (form signed annually by all UW-Madison volunteers) 8-20-2020
Conditions of Volunteer Service 8-20-2020
Fulfilling your Obligations as a Mandatory Reporter of Child Abuse and Neglect 12-2020
Youth Protection: Examples of Conduct that Violate Behavior Expectations 2-2021
“Creating a Safe Environment” – Risk Management Checklist
Project Meeting Plan Template
UW-Madison General Non-Employee Accident Injury Report
Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development Policies Overview
Essential Elements Handout
Life Skills Wheel
Building Life Skills in Action
Reflection Questions for Experiential Learning Activities
Essential Elements in Action
Volunteer in Preparation Participant Evaluation Form
Experiential Learning Model



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