4-H is delivered by the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resource—THe University of California is part of a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Youth complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult volunteers and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Youth experience 4-H in every county and parish in the country—through in-school and after-school programs, school and community clubs and 4-H camps.
In 4-H, youth design and participate in their own programs and activities. This unique learn-by-doing model teaches essential skills that youth will use throughout their lives. Whether youth are building rockets, raising companion dogs, or planting vegetables, 4-H gives young people the skills they need to thrive and succeed.
Cost, Time, Commitment and Required Materials
Getting involved with 4-H is easy and costs are kept to a minimum. Unlike other youth organizations, 4-H doesn’t require a uniform and there are no national fees. Children select their 4-H education project so they can choose one that works well within a family’s budget. 4-H programs and clubs typically meet once per week or once per month, although some may choose to meet more or less frequently. 4-H programs are available for children ages 5-18.
Become a Volunteer
Become a 4-H Volunteer today and help create life-changing experiences for youth in Alameda County!
Join our 4-H volunteers*. They come from all walks of life. We have computer programmers, carpenters, home cooks, ranchers, scientists and teachers. Come share your experience and skills with 4-H members by leading a project.
Volunteers are also needed to start a 4-H Club in your area. Contact Cheryl Fraser, 4-H Program representative, email@example.com for more information.
*Volunteers are required to complete training and a background check.
Next Leaders' Council Meeting October 29, 2019
Time: 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Contact: Mark Duguid, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: UCCE Alameda - Room 160
224 W. Winton Avenue, Hayward, CA 94544
All adults and youth are welcome to attend the monthly Leaders' Council Meetings. We meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 7:15 pm.
4-H Community Education Specialist
All are invited to attend 4-H events and meetings.
Cost and Time Requirements