- Author: Suzanne Morikawa
We are able to continually move our 4-H program forward because of the work of 4-H volunteers. Youth and adult volunteers serve on club, county, Area, and State level committees to plan and organize 4-H events and activities.
Advisory Committees help shape 4-H.
Youth and adult 4-H volunteers impact 4-H at the State level through the State 4-H Advisory Committees. Advisory Committees provide leadership within their respective areas. Committee members offer insight and input for the operation and management of the UC 4-H Youth Development Program.
Meetings are held throughout the year term, mostly through video chats and conference calls. When meeting face-to-face, travel costs and related expenses are reimbursed in accordance with UC policy. The number of meetings vary with the needs of the committee.
We want your voice.
Our goal is to have each Advisory Committee represent and reflect the diverse aspects of 4-H in California, including, but not limited to:
- Youth members and adult volunteers
- Geographic locations
- Years of experience in 4-H
- Program delivery modes
- Community members and partners
Committee terms start on July 1st of each year. Youth (ages 14 to 19) serve one year and adults (volunteers, staff, partners) serve two.
We are currently seeking applicants for the following Advisory Committees:
Provides leadership and guidance regarding implementation of new or revised 4-H policies.
Develops strategies to enhance 4-H camping programs.
Provides vision and direction for civic engagement programming.
Animal Science Education
Gather input on direction for statewide animal science programs and identify opportunities for youth interested in animal science education.
Identifies, discusses, and agrees on recommendations regarding the shooting sports program.
Incentives and Recognition
Reviews, formulates, and evaluates incentives and recognitions.
For more information about the Advisory Committees, the selection process, and committee timeline, please see our Advisory Committees webpage under the About tab on the State 4-H website.
Please spread the word — and apply by May 31st!