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4-H Volunteering & Mentoring


  • MSU Extension Volunteer Selection Process (VSP)

    Published on April 13, 2021
    MSU Extension is firmly committed to the safety of those who take part in our programming by providing a thorough screening, selection and training process for MSU Extension volunteers.

  • Setting Up a Rule in Outlook to Organize Samaritan Emails

    Published on November 15, 2019
    Step-by-step instructions to create rules in Outlook to route automated emails from Samaritan into a specified sub-folder within your inbox.

  • Volunteer Central Super Users

    Published on November 15, 2019
    A list of contacts for Super Users in Volunteer Central by district and program area. Super Users have had advanced training in the Volunteer Central platform.

  • MSU Extension Volunteer Central Staff FAQ

    Published on November 15, 2019
    Frequently Asked Questions for MSU Extension Staff regarding the volunteer selection process and the Volunteer Central web platform.

  • Completing an Application

    Published on October 28, 2020
    A guide to creating a user account and completing a volunteer application within MSU Extension Volunteer Central.

  • Using Private Browsers to Ensure Data is Not Stored

    Published on November 15, 2019
    Step-by-step instructions to launch a private browser in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.

  • Volunteer Log In and Password Reset

    Published on October 14, 2020
    It’s likely that volunteers will forget their log in and password to gain access to Volunteer Central. The information in this fact sheet is intended for staff to use as they help volunteers successfully log into Volunteer Central.

  • Notes and History Feature

    Published on November 15, 2019
    Tips and best practices on utilizing the Notes and History features within MSU Extension's Volunteer Central eCoordinator platform.

  • Volunteer Central: Basic Training Guide

    Published on August 10, 2021
    A 10-page guide introducing the key functions and features of MSU Extension Volunteer Central including the eRecruiter platform (what the public sees) and the eCoordinator platform (what MSU Extension employees see).

  • Activity Profile Creation in Volunteer Central

    Published on May 18, 2020
    A guide on how to create an activity profile in Volunteer Central.

  • Application Screening Checklist

    Published on January 10, 2020
    Items required for staff to complete the Volunteer Selection Process in Volunteer Central. These tasks can be completed by anyone with Volunteer Coordinator Volunteer Coordinator Support access.

  • Changing a Silver Volunteer Applicant to a Gold Volunteer Applicant

    Published on May 18, 2020
    On occasion, a Silver Volunteer Applicant may need to be changed to a Gold Volunteer Applicant in Volunteer Central. Be sure applicants understand the differences in screening procedures, as well as the responsibilities associated with the Gold status.

  • eCoordinator Login Instructions

    Published on November 15, 2019
    A step-by-step guide in how to log into MSU Extension Volunteer Central's eCoordinator platform.