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Volunteer Management - Onboarding - Training

All volunteers are currently required to complete Mandated Reporter and Volunteer in Preparation (VIP) training. Check back in September 2020 for updates to training requirements!

Steps to Complete Requirement


  1. Inform prospective volunteers of training requirements, including Mandated Reporter and VIP training. 
  2. Provide volunteers with class schedules and links to training.
  3. Record and retain records of completion.

Mandated Reporter Online Training

  • Interactive Mandated Reporter Online Training is available. Choose the UW System option when selecting your affiliation. 
  • If volunteers have difficulty with the interactive training, they can view it as a video.
    • This version will take longer (over 100 minutes), but can be easier to use depending on the technology available.
  • Note that there is NO EXAM (this only applies if completed through 4-H online) and NO ability to print certificate (this has been turned off).
    • Until the training is moved to a new platform, volunteers need to be on-their-honor regarding completion.

Volunteer in Preparation (VIP) Training

  • VIP training is offered in most counties several times each year. Any volunteer can enroll in these in-person sessions.
    • Alternatively, a zoom can be scheduled for volunteers.
  • As of September 2022, an online version called Welcome to Extension will be available for all volunteers.
  • If you are planning to teach a course for the first time, please contact Kim Nawyn at or 608-262-5864 to discuss at least three weeks prior to the session.

New Youth Protection Modules

  • As of September 2020, all volunteers who work with youth will be required to complete a new module called Youth Development and Youth Protection.

Get Help

For assistance, contact Kim Nawyn at or (608) 262-5864.

Keywords:Volunteer Management Onboarding Training Mandatory Reporter Mandated VIP Preparation 4-H Enrollment   Doc ID:102140
Owner:Kim N.Group:Extension Employee Handbook
Created:2020-05-18 12:06 CSTUpdated:2021-09-14 14:13 CST
Sites:Extension Employee Handbook
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