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New Adult Volunteer Members

Welcome to 4-H!

Thank you for your interest in becoming a 4-H adult volunteer. As a volunteer, you will 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 becoming a volunteer. We look forward to working with you as a valuable asset to the 4-H Youth Development Program.

4-H Adult Volunteer Initial Appointment Process Steps

Step 1: Complete Volunteer Interest Survey

Online 4-H Volunteer Interest Survey

Step 2: Enroll in 4hOnline

Submit 4-H adult volunteer application in 4hOnline. 
Create a family profile or add to your existing one, add a new adult enrollment, enter all required information, and submit. 4hOnline adult status will show as pending until all steps are completed.

Step 3: Pay 4-H Program Fees.

Submit your program fee online or to your county 4-H office.

4-H Adult enrollment fees for the 2020-2021 program year are $26.00. 
(NOTE: $1 processing fee added for credit cards)
For Calaveras Co. and Tuolumne Co. 4-H Families please use the link on their main page to pay for program fees. 

Step 4: Complete eXtension Trainings Online

Go to eXtension Campus website. Create a new account, check your email and click on the confirmation link, log into eXtension and click “2020-2021 Califfornia New Volunteer Course” and enter the enrollment key. 

  • 4-H Volunteer Orientation Lessons (40 min)
  • Foundations of Positive Youth Development (20 min)
  • Toward an Intercultural Connected 4-H (60 min)
  • Abuse Risk Management for Volunteers (15 min)
  • Reporting Child & Abuse Neglect (40 min)

More Information About eXtension

Step 5: Department of Justice Clearance

Complete live-scan clearance with the State Department of Justice. 
Directions and form may be obtained on our Volunteering with UCCE webpage.


Step 6: Attend a New Adult Volunteer Orientation

Please RSVP and check your counties 4-H calendar for the orientation dates or call your 4-H office.

Need Help

Confused? Please go to our ENROLLMENT HELP page for assistance.