Becoming a Volunteer
Volunteers are a key part of the
4-H Youth Development Program.
By volunteering, you are helping to
grow the skills of 4-H youth to be future leaders.
Ways you can volunteer
Volunteering is rewarding. Share your expertise and experience with youth and to make things happen!
- Lead a club-provide administrative support for a 4-H club
- Teach a skill-share your expertise with 4-H youth
- State or County committees-help shape 4-H in California!
- Judge projects-spend a day or a few hours evaluating 4-H presentations and competitions
- Help with events-support 4-H'ers as they plan and execute activities and events
Process to become a New
4-H Adult Volunteer
1. Find a Club
See list of clubs to find one near you. Contact the club leader to learn more about the volunteer opportunities available in the club.
2. Screening Process
All new volunteers must go through a screening process. Our #1 priority is to keep youth safe while in our care.
- Complete the 4-H volunteer Interest Survey in English or Spanish
- Create an adult volunteer profile on 4hOnline
- Complete a California Department of Justice Live Scan background check
3. New Volunteer Training
All new 4-H volunteers are required to take the New Volunteer Training online courses in the eXtension system before they become approved as volunteers. This interactive training series introduces the best practices in positive youth development that are used in 4-H.
The County Director reviews and approves 4-H volunteer appointments after:
- You are signed up in 4hOnline
- You have passed the screening process
- You complete all the New Volunteer Training courses
Once approved, the fun begins-
Thank you for joining the 4-H family!