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County Ambassadors

Requirements & Qualifications

The following Application Requirements must be scanned and submitted with your online application. There is an UPLOAD option at the bottom, please attach it there. 

  1. Resume highlighting leadership and citizenship skills, as well as personal and professional development.
  2. Written evidence of leadership experience and skills.
  3. Letters of Recommendation (3):

One letter from a 4-H Youth Member 

TWO  letters from adults who have knowledge of the applicant’s leadership experience, skills, and character.  One of the letters must be from a 4-H adult who has knowledge of the applicant’s skills and character demonstrated in the 4-H Youth Development Program.

Recommendations MAY NOT be from a parent/guardian, sibling or other family member residing in the same household as the applicant.


  • Applicant must be between 14 – 18 years old, by appointment date (July 1, 2024) and meet the 4-H membership requirements for the length of the term of service, (July 01, 2024 - September 30, 2025).
  • Applicant must have completed at least one year of membership in 4-H prior to the year of application. Membership does not have to be the most recent consecutive year.
  • The applicant must have demonstrated leadership experience and skills. To ensure that the position of County Ambassador is open to 4-H members in all program delivery modes (community club, after-school club, SPIN club, summer camp, etc.), a member must document the following:

These qualifications may be highlighted by the achievement of a Gold Star Rank as evidenced by the signed and dated Star Rank Chart, but it is not mandatory that youth have a Gold Star to apply for the Placer County 4-H Ambassador program.

OR all of the following:

  1. Mastery of a project as demonstrated by at least 6 hours of instruction, documented by a statement of skills.
  2. 40 hours of significant leadership roles, either inside or outside of 4-H (this can be club leadership, school leadership, outside organizations or other).
  3. 30 hours of citizenship and/or community service, either inside or outside of 4-H.
  4. 10 public speaking engagements, at least two of which must have been given at a 4-H event (this means a prepared or spontaneous talk/speech and can be at a club, countywide, school, or other). 
  5. Demonstrate involvement in 4-H as evidenced by activities in the areas of project skill activities, 4-H events attended, and honors/recognition. Definitions for these three categories can be found HERE, on pages 10-16. Completing a Personal Development Report is not an application requirement for County Ambassadors.

If you have any questions please email Jonathan Stefani, Placer County 4-H CES at jestefani@ucanr.edu.


Responsibilities of an Ambassador
  • Serve as an active participant, providing a link between 4-H members, clubs, and council.
  • Represent 4-H at various levels, not only within their club, but also at county, sectional, and state levels.
  • Attend and participate in the 4-H State Leadership Conference.
  • Be prepared to install officers, and be an integral part of County Officer’s Training event.
  • Complete all pre and post work to allow for hosting Placer County Achievement Event.
  • Be willing and able to assist at County Presentation Day and other county events as needed.
  • Serve as a positive role model; be receptive to new ideas and challenges and promote 4-H, setting a good example for younger members.
  • Represent 4-H to outside organizations when called upon.
  • View the County Ambassador rank, not as an award, but as a new responsibility and learning experience.