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New Adult Volunteer Enrollment


Age Requirements:
  • Adult volunteers: Must be 18 years old and up
  • Adult chaperones: Must be 21 years old and up
The 4-H Year starts July 1 and ends June 30 of the following year. Most of the project and club activities follow the school year and are held from August through May/June.



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New Adult Volunteer Enrollment


All NEW 4-H volunteers must go through a screening process. Our #1 priority in 4-H is the safety of young people.


Step 1:  Complete the 4-H Volunteer Interest Survey. Once you complete the interest survey, information for completing the remaining steps in the application process will be emailed to you.


Please follow the instructions in the email to continue. 

The remaining steps will include:

Step 2:  Complete a Live Scan fingerprinting appointment. The necessary form to complete the Live Scan will be provided to you via email once your Volunteer Interest Survey has been received and reviewed.

Step 3:  Submit your ZSuite enrollment. New Adult Volunteers (never enrolled in 4-H) will create a new household profile in the ZSuite system.  If your family has an existing ZSuite profile, please add your new adult profile to the existing ZSuite household account.

Step 4:  Complete the 2023-24 CA New Vol (ENG) in Campus Extension. The New Volunteer course is designed to give new adult volunteers basic information to prepare them for service in 4-H.  This course consists of five modules with multiple lessons that are designed to be completed in sequential order.  Below is an outline of the course:

  • 4-H Orientation - 40 minutes
  • Foundations of Positive Youth Development - 20 minutes
  • Abuse Risk Management for Volunteers - 15 minutes
  • Level 1 Reporting Child & Abuse Neglect for UC Volunteers - 45 minutes
  • 2-Deep Policy Short - 5 minutes

Step 5:  Complete payment of the annual adult volunteer enrollment fee. For SM/SF County  Payment Survey, use this link.

Please Note: If your club sponsors adult volunteers, please pay the fees now and ask your club Treasurer for reimbursement.



Step 6:  Enrollment completion and approval:  All adult volunteers appointments must be approved by the UCCE County Director.  You will be notified of your status once once all the application requirements and mandatory trainings are completed. 

Note: Project leaders must be "Active" before holding any project meetings.


Thank you for volunteering!

Your time, efforts and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated. 


If you have any questions, please contact San Mateo/San Francisco 4-H office at 650-276-7422, smsf4h@ucanr.edu.