Volunteers

Being A Volunteer

True Leaders aren’t born they’re grown

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!

Provide administrative support for a 4-H club.
Provide administrative support for a 4-H club.
Share your expertise with 4-H youth.
Share your expertise with 4-H youth.
Help shape 4-H in California!
Help shape 4-H in California!
Spend a day or a few hours evaluating 4-H presentations and competitions.
Spend a day or a few hours evaluating 4-H presentations and competitions.
Support 4-H'ers as they plan and execute activities & events.
Support 4-H'ers as they plan and execute activities & events.

 

Returning Volunteers

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4-H has grown in California because of the dedication of our volunteers. Some of our volunteers have supported 4-H for 10, 20 and 30 years or more! 

Re-apply annually by December 31

All 4-H volunteers must be appointed annually. If you are a current 4-H Adult Volunteer, to continue in the next year you need to re-apply and be re-appointed by December 31st to continue with no break in service.

Re-application process

1. Update your 4hOnline profile

Log in to 4hOnline to update your profile to enroll for the new year. Please make sure the email address in the system is correct and one you check regularly. Please do not create a new profile if you have enrolled in the past.  

Instructions - Returning Adult Volunteers

2. Take the Returning Volunteers Training in the online eXtension system.

You will receive the login information sent to your Family email after you update and submit your 4hOnline profile application for the new year. (If you used a paper enrollment form, you will have to check with your county 4-H Representative for the instructions.)   Read the entire email since it will have instructions for accessing the courses.  (If you don't see the email in your inbox, check your spam/junk mail--sometimes it ends up there.)  

3. Get approved as a 4-H Volunteer.

After all the application requirements and mandatory trainings are completed, the County Director reviews and approves the volunteer appointments.

NOTE: If you have a break in service

You have a break in service if you are not currently enrolled as a 4-H volunteer when you apply for the new year. Please follow the process for New Volunteers when applying.

 

Resources for Volunteers

4hOnline Instructions - New Adult Volunteers 4hOnline

Instructions - Returning Adult Volunteers

Training for New and Returning Volunteers

 

Link to volunteer Resources on State website. Hit back button to return to county page.
Link to volunteer Resources on State website. Hit back button to return to county page.