4-H Resources & Forms
4-H Officer Resources
4-H Officer's Manual (2013)
Each office has specific tasks and obligations, and the 4-H Officer's Manual is a tool for navigating the terminology and requirements of holding a 4-H office.
See also 4-H Club Program Planning Guide.
4-H Choose Health Officers Guide
The Healthy Living officer will serve as the club’s ambassador for health! This guide provides information on how to incorporate physical activities and healthy eating into each club meeting.
Treasurer's Manual (2014)
Keeping the club/unit finances in order is an important job that falls to the office of the Treasurer. Everything the Treasurer needs to know is in this resource.
Find an individual list of the Treasurer's Manual forms on the CA4-H Youth Officers page.
Shooting Sports Leader Resources
Leader Policy Resources
These are the program policies and procedures that govern the Shooting Sports projects in the California 4-H YDP.
Policy and Procedures Appendices:
1. Training Request and Registration Form
2. Application for Certification as a Shooting Sports Adult Volunteer
3. Shooting Sports Training Report
4. Course Evaluation Form
5. Firearms & Ammunition Storage and Transportation
6. Equipment Maintenance Log
7. Equipment Check-out Log
8. Code of Ethics
Additional Leader Resources
This is a tool to help shooting sports leaders plan and facilitate a local match event.
The California 4-H Shooting Sports Program has five (5) levels of proficiency for the Archery, Rifle, and Shotgun disciplines.
California & National 4-H Shooting Sports Websites
Leader Resource Links
Project Leaders' Digest (2007)
Project leaders are an integral part of 4-H's mission to educate and inspire the next generation. The Project Leader's Digest contains useful information about effective youth development strategies, youth-adult partnerships, and safety procedures.
Youth With Special Needs - Leaders Handbook (2013)
Disabled youth often have special needs, and this handbook provides the necessary tools and information to accommodate those needs. 4-H volunteers and leaders should become familiar with this resource when working with youth with disabilities.
Life Skills Wheel
A skill is a learned ability. Life Skills are those competencies that assist people in functioning well in the environments in which they live. 4-H focuses on developing skills within the five targeted competency areas that are healthy and productive for both youth and their communities. Because skills are best learned through practice, many experiences that teach or reinforce skills must be provided. Mastery of any skill requires opportunities to try, make mistakes, and try again.
Why are primary 4-H members so important to the 4-H Youth Development Program, and what special activities should be provided for them? The Adult Volunteer Guide answers these questions and more; it provides information on the 4-H Primary Member Program and how it should be used to encourage a child's educational development.
The 4-H Club Program Planning Guide has been designed to assist clubs in completing University of California (UC) 4-H YDP expectations, including requirements to be a Club in Good Standing, maintain the 4-H Club Charter and use the 4-H Name and Emblem.
Health and Safety
Many 4-H programs, projects, and events incorporate activities that inherently have various risks for injuries or disease exposures to both 4-H YDP volunteers and members. Information given in this manual has been developed for use by 4-H volunteers and members and is intended to provide initial guidance for implementing practices and procedures to reduce the risk of sustaining injuries or illnesses while participating in 4-H sponsored programs, projects, and events.
Clover Safe Notes have been developed to assist 4-H YDP staff and adult volunteers in ensuring that safety information is included in project meetings and planning for events and activities. In addition to these safety training resources, the ANR Environmental Health & Safety Office can provide assistance to assess 4-H YDP activities to identify safety hazards and develop specific safety training information. All curricula should be reviewed to ensure that safety information and guidelines are included.
Incident Report Forms must be filled out and returned to the County 4-H Office within twenty-four (24) hours of the incident.
All aspects of every 4-H YDP must be designed to meet the needs of and to be accessible to all participants without discrimination. Reasonable accommodations must be made to allow members and adult volunteers with disabilities to participate.