Volunteer Screening Process
Nebraska 4-H is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all youth served by our program. In accordance with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Youth Activity Safety Policy, we must ensure that 4-H volunteers do not have a criminal background that would disqualify the individual from serving and protect them as they work with young people. All volunteers (teens and adults) who work directly with youth are required to complete a volunteer screening every five years. Be assured the volunteer screening process is confidential.
- All NEW volunteers must complete the screening prior to beginning your volunteer role, or every five years.
- The Nebraska Extension 4-H Volunteer application process includes volunteer screening. Volunteers are screened in order to ensure a safe, positive and nurturing environment for all youth involved with Nebraska 4-H programs and provide protection for the child, volunteer, educator, 4-H Council, Extension Board, and Nebraska Extension.
- In order to complete the volunteer screening, please click or copy and paste the following link and follow all instructions: https://ecmp.nebraska.gov/DHHS-CR/CheckRequest/BeginOrgCheck/81102416. Please note that only applications started through this link will be verified as part of Nebraska 4-H. PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THIS LINK.
- You will be asked to create a PIN number before beginning the application. This PIN is used to access the application if you need to re-enter the site at any point during the application process. All minors (under the age of 19 in Nebraska) will need to have a notarized ID form that will need to be submitted.
- After the screening is complete, you will receive an email from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) with the results of your screening. Please keep this file for your records. (You do NOT need to send this document to Nebraska 4-H. Your county will be notified when the screening is complete.)
- If you have any questions about the volunteer screening process, or encounter problems accessing the screening, please contact your local county office.
RETURNING volunteers are rescreened in a rotating process that rescreens by county every five years. Gosper was in the 2019 rotation. If you did not complete the screening at that time, contact the DHHS link highlighted above.
To enroll or re-enroll in the Phelps or Gosper County 4-H program as a 4-H Leader or Volunteer, please see the section titled "4-H Enrollment Procedures".
Nebraska 4-H Policy & Procedures Handbook
Nebraska 4-H Volunteer Information Series
Nebraska 4-H Volunteer Code of Ethics