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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 each year 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

  • The Volunteer in Preparation (VIP) Training Presentation should be presented or provided to all Extension volunteers by their program manager. 
  • A recommended follow-up conversation between the volunteer and program manager to provide clarification and answer any questions from the training is recommended. 

Updated Youth Protection Modules

  • In September 2022, an updated youth protection module will be available for all volunteers who work in programs offering custodial care. 
  • Volunteers in youth programs offering custodial care are also required to complete training on reporting incidents to sexual misconduct.
    • Register for training at  
    • Parts 1 and 2 are required for programs that take place off campus. Part 3 is relevant only to programs that occur on university property.

Get Help

For assistance, contact the Volunteer Management Specialist at 

Keywords:Volunteer Management Onboarding Training Mandatory Reporter Mandated VIP Preparation 4-H Enrollment   Doc ID:102140
Owner:Kim N.Group:Extension Handbook
Created:2020-05-18 12:06 CSTUpdated:2022-09-02 13:53 CST
Sites:Extension Handbook
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