We are pleased to report that 1,136 volunteers (of 7,244) have completed the Safety of Minors training. So far, around 90% of those who have completed the training have done so in 4HOnline. 16% of volunteers have completed the required training in the two weeks since we have begun heavily promoting it. We hope to gain momentum in the next several weeks and need your help.
At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19 during the 4HOnline webinar, there will be a quick presentation featuring instructions on how to find completion information for your county's volunteers. Go to webex.umn.edu and enter meeting code: 742 840 095. You can also find this information on creating reports and finding reporting information on the YD Intranet page for Safety of Minors.
A print-friendly URL is now available: www.4-H.umn.edu/som for those of you who are sending out communication to volunteers. Another email will be sent through 4HOnline to volunteers on June 1 in addition to an article appearing in the June 4-H Clover Update.
We have been hard at work over the last few weeks answering questions and figuring out tips to help you successfully implement the Safety of Minors policy. Please visit our Safety of Minors FAQ Google Doc to find some answers about the following items: requirements for camp counselors and summer interns, suggestions and reminders for youth counselors, and recommendations regarding tracking completion in various settings including staff, two individuals who watch while logged in under one account, and those individuals who are enrolled but not currently active volunteers.
If you have additional frequently asked questions you would like to add to the list, please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State program director, volunteer systems