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New Volunteers

Applying to be a 4-H volunteer

All 4-H adult volunteers must apply and be appointed annually. Please follow the steps below to apply to be a 4-H adult volunteer. 

Application Process

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. 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 time with our 4-H youth is screened. When you become a 4-H volunteer, you are part of the plan to keep our young people safe.

  1. Complete the online 4-H Volunteer Interest Survey in English or Spanish. See survey below or follow this link: https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=20713   

  2. Create an adult volunteer profile on 4-H Online 2.0.* Please make sure the email address in the system is correct and one you check regularly. 

    *For Spanish: The 4-H Online 2.0 system is only in English. Please fill in the paper enrollment packet in Spanish and turn it in to your club leader or county staff for them to enter it into 4-H Online for you. Please keep a copy of the paper forms for your records.

  3. Complete a Live-scan with the California Department of Justice.  
    1. Live-scan Form 4-H SLO County
    2. Livescan locations SLO County
  1. New Volunteer Training

    All new 4-H volunteers are required to take the New Volunteer Training online courses in the eXtension system 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. 

  2. In Person COVID Saftey Training
    All volunteers that want to hold in person meetings and activities are required to take the most current COVID-19 saftey training. You can find the training and process below. 


After you complete and submit your 4-H Online 2.0  profile, check the Family email you used in 4hOnline for eXtension login instructions. 

4-H Adult Volunteer Interest Survey ~ Encuesta de Interes para Voluntarios Adultos de 4-H (SLO Co.)



New 4-H Adult Volunteers Please Continue Below.

Open Survey

COVID-19 In Person Activity Training Certification

All 4-H volunteers must complete the following COVID safety training if they wish to hold in person meetings and activities. 



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STEP 3: Acknowledgment Form


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