Certified Instructors Info
The success of 4-H programs relies heavily on dedicated volunteers. Shooting sports instructors are responsible for the overall coordination and management of the county/area 4-H shooting sports program. If you are interested in being a volunteer or instructor for a shooting sports program, contact your county University of Illinois Extension office today.
- Administration: follow state plan, policies, and risk management requirements. Complete reports and maintain 4-H membership records and maintain equipment inventories.
- Communications: develop good working relationships with members, parents, instructors, volunteers and Extension professional staff.
- Planning: work with other instructors, Extension staff, parents, members and community
partners to develop a county shooting sports short-term and long-term plan to create the best possible program for your county. This includes setting up a 4-H Shooting Sports Committee that seeks to grow the program.
- Volunteer Development: Recruit, orientate, and recognize instructors and other adult and teen volunteers (on-going).
- Resource Development: Develop resources such as cash, equipment and use of facilities and
keep financial and asset records in accordance with Illinois 4-H policy.
- Promote the 4-H Shooting Sports program to youth, families and the community through various ways.
- Plan/schedule supplemental learning experiences-tours, special events, service projects, etc.
- Liaison with the Extension Service and county 4-H committee.
- Ensure quality control of county program by monitoring club Shooting Sports activities.
- Age 21 or older and successful completion of 4-H Leadership application and screening processes.
- Ability to work with adults and delegate responsibility.
- Have an interest in the development of youth and shooting sports.
- State certification and recertified as required.
- Previous leadership experience.
- Organizational, management, communication, public relations and marketing skills.
- Knowledge of networking and collaborating.
- Knowledge of overall 4-H program and activities and/or willing to learn about them.
- Moral standards consistent with the 4-H philosophy.
- Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports coordinator training workshop.
- Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports curriculum handbook upon completion of the workshop.
- Local volunteer training programs.
Contact your county University of Illinois Extension office.