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Volunteers - Nevada County 4-H

True Leaders aren’t born they’re grown

Our volunteers are a key part of the 4-H Youth Development Program. 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! 

The Adult Volunteer enrollment fee is $28.00 for the 2023/24 year.

New Volunteers

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All 4-H adult volunteers must apply and be appointed annually.

Process to become a new 4-H Adult Volunteer

First, find a club

See our list of clubs to find one near you. You can also contact Jill Simmons (jcsimmons@ucdavis.edu or 530-273-4563) in the Nevada County Extension office (open Tuesdays and Thursdays) for help in finding clubs near you to start you on the process of becoming a volunteer. Contact the club leader to learn more about the volunteer opportunities available in the club.

Steps to become a 4-H Adult Volunteer

All new 4-H volunteers must go through a screening process. Our #1 priority in 4-H is the safety of young people.  We do all we can to protect young people and keep them safe while they are in our care.  

1. Complete Interest Survey
Each adult volunteer applicant must complete an initial Interest Survey.
2. Enroll in ZSuite
Submit 4-H adult volunteer application in ZSuite
Create a family profile or add to your existing one, add a new adult enrollment, enter all required information, and submit. ZSuite adult status will show as pending until all steps are completed.
3. Department of Justice Clearance
Complete live-scan clearance with the State Department of Justice.  Forms are available in the 4-H office.
4. Complete New Volunteer courses in eXtension
Create an account in campus.extension.org.  Search  “2023-2024 New Volunteer Course (English Version)”, enter the enrollment key, then click enroll. 
5. Pay 4-H Program fee
Submit enrollment fee online HERE
Returning Volunteers

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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. Returning volunteers who have not completed the re-appointment process must cease all 4-H volunteer work beginning January 1 until re-appointment process has been completed and the volunteer has been returned to active status. A break in service occurs if a returning volunteer fails to complete the re-appointment process for a full program year (July 1-June 30).

Re-application process

Welcome Back to 4-H

Thank you for your continued support as a 4-H adult volunteer. As a volunteer, you play an important role in the development of young people, helping them to identify their spark and develop the skills and positive outcomes that lead to thriving. Below are the steps to being reappointed as a volunteer. We look forward to working with you as a valuable asset to the 4-H Youth Development Program.

1. Update your ZSuite profile

Login to ZSuite to update your profile for the new year. Please make sure the email address in Zsuite is correct and one you check regularly.

2. Complete eXtension course

You will receive the login information sent to your Family email after you update and submit your ZSuite profile application for the new year.  Login to your account in campus.extension.org. Complete 2023-2024 Returning Volunteer course

3. Pay program enrollment fee
Submit enrollment fee online HERE

NOTE:  If you have a break in service

If you have a break in service as a 4-H volunteer please follow the process for a New Volunteer