Our 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 our future leaders.
Ways you can volunteer
Volunteering in 4-H is flexible and rewarding. Share your expertise and experience with the youth and other volunteers to make things happen by:
- Leading a club
- Teaching a skill
- Judging projects
- Helping with events
All 4-H adult volunteers must apply and be appointed annually.
1. Complete the 4-H Volunteer Interest Survey in English or Spanish.
2. Find a club.
See our list of clubs to find one near you. Contact the Club Leader to learn more about the volunteer opportunities available in the club.
3. Create an adult volunteer profile on ZSuite.
*If someone in your family is already a 4-H member or has been a 4-H member in the past, please do not create a new household.
Instructions for Enrollment
Please make sure the Family email address in the system is correct and one you check regularly. This email will be used for most communications.
4. Complete a California Department of Justice Background Screening.
An important part of providing a safe environment is to conduct background checks on our volunteers and staff. Everyone that will be spending an extended amount of time with our 4-H Youth is screened. Please contact your Club Leader for the paperwork and locations for this screening.
5. Complete the online New Volunteer Training.
All new 4-H volunteers are required to take the New Volunteer Training online courses before they become approved as volunteers. This interactive training series introduces you to the best practices in positive youth development that are used in 4-H. The trainings are available in English and Spanish!
6. Schedule your in-person New Volunteer Orientation.
Please contact the Stanislaus UCCE office at 209-525-6800 or email@example.com for additional dates.
- Saturday, September 9, 2023
Check in: 11am - 12pm
Harvest Hall 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto
- Thursday, September 21, 2023
Check in: 6:30pm - 8pm
Harvest Hall Rooms D&E, 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto
7. Submit program fees.
Submit your payment to your Club Leader. They will log when payments are received so your enrollment can be processed. *Note: Payment must be received before enrollment can be activated.
*Once all requirements are met and your enrollment is active, you can start holding project meetings, volunteering in 4-H events and activities! Please call your Club Leader to find out about your volunteer status.