Volunteer to help

Evaluators are an important part of making the competitions successful! As an evaluator, you help youth improve by giving them feedback based on a standard evaluation rubric and written constructive feedback. Each contest has supporting guides and instructions for submitting evaluation metrics and feedback. 

A 4-H member gives a science & engineering presentation at the State 4-H Presentation Day.
A 4-H member gives a science & engineering presentation at the State 4-H Presentation Day.

State Presentation Day Evaluators and Room Hosts

Evaluators

Evaluators observe youth presentations and provide written feedback to help youth improve their public speaking abilities. Evaluators take the perspective that they are an educator and are reviewing presentations to offer insights on what youth are doing well and where they need improvement. 

Eligibility

  • 4-H volunteer leaders, 4-H staff, 4-H members (older than 16 years of age and not giving a presentation), and people from other organizations with experience in public speaking. 

Responsibilities

  • Complete online course, "4-H Presentation Day Evaluator Orientation" before the evaluator orientation.
  • Attend an evaluator orientation, choose one:
    • Thursday, May 14: 6:00-8:00pm via Zoom.
    • Saturday, May 16, 2:00-4:00pm via Zoom.
  • Become familiar with the 4-H Presentation Manual 2016.
  • Evaluate 6 presentations during one time slot (or sign-up for multiple time slots). 
  • Complete the digital evaluation form and provide written positive and constructive feedback to help each presenter improve.

Youth Room Host

Youth room hosts help ensure a smooth functioning set of presentations. In the virtual 2020 State 4-H Presentation Day, they will have Zoom "Host" responsibilities. 

Eligibility

  • 4-H members age 9 to 18; senior members with experience in Zoom preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Attend a room host orientation, choose one:
    • Thursday, May 14: 6:00-8:00pm via Zoom.
    • Saturday, May 16, 2:00-4:00pm via Zoom.
  • Become familiar with the 4-H Presentation Manual - Revised October 2016.
  • Become familiar with "Host" controls in Zoom.
  • Introduce the presenters and give the presenters any needed assistance.
  • Ask the evaluators if they are ready for the next presenter.
Interview Contest Evaluator

Eligibility: Youth age 16 or older; adults

Responsibilities: 

  • Review and understand the 4-H Interview Contest Manual and judging rubrics.
  • Provide written constructive feedback to help each candidate improve.