Staying Overnight

Staying Overnight
Volunteer Leader Certification

Volunteers expand the efforts of Georgia 4-H, enabling 4-H to impact more young people.  The Staying Overnight Volunteer Certification provides an opportunity for 4-H Volunteers to learn more about serving Georgia 4-H youth in overnight settings.  By viewing the following modules and completing a face-to-face certification with your local Extension office, you can become ready to chaperone youth in overnight settings!

The following online video modules are approximately 15 minutes each and are coupled with a manual,  Staying Overnight Volunteer Manual.  The supplemental manual includes supporting materials and additional details on “Staying Overnight” with UGA Extension and Georgia 4-H as a volunteer leader.


Ages and Stages of Youth Development

Dr. Don Bower, UGA Extension Specialist emeritus, tells of the ages and stages of adolescent development.  Explore this module in less than 15 minutes and gain an introduction to youth physical development, social and emotional development, and cognitive development.



Managing Behavior and Difficult Situations

As a component of the Georgia 4-H Staying Overnight Leader Certification, this module was created to assist volunteers and leaders with managing youth behavior, including difficult situations.  In this module, participants will hear directly from Mrs. Mandy Marable, UGA Extension 4-H Specialist.





Tips for Being the Overnight Chaperone

Dr. Lori Purcell Bledsoe, Northwest District Program Development Coordinator, teaches the Essential Elements of Youth Development.  Based on a national model, gain an understanding of what all youth need incorporated into activities and programs in order to be successful.  This module assists volunteers in establishing positive youth development environments for Georgia’s youth.



Gaining Certification

This blended training course requires viewing these 3 online videos and satisfactorily completing a face-to-face training at your local county Extension office.  Volunteers become eligible to complete the face-to-face portion of the training following the completion of these online modules.

Contact your local county Extension office to determine how you can gain the Georgia 4-H Volunteer: Staying Overnight Certification!

Thank you for your support of Georgia 4-H’s young people!