Volunteering in 4-H
How do I become an Adult Volunteer in 4-H
4-H enrollment opens July 1, 2012 and is conducted by the 4-H office in each county.
Important: Adults must re-enroll each 4-H Program year to remain active. A break in service requires member to begin the enrollment process as a new volunteer.
Adults are eligible to apply to be a 4-H Volunteer at 18 years or older, but cannot overlap if they are enrolled as a youth member.
Chaperones must be 21 years of age or older.
Current Volunteers need to re-enroll and turn in the necessary forms and fees each year to stay current. Click here to ENROLL NOW. (If volunteers fail to enroll for a year they will need to re-fingerprint and go through the orientation process when re-enrolling. So volunteers are encouraged to enroll and pay the fee if they are only planning on taking a year off.)
New Volunteers need to complete this process:
- Receive fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice - You must pick up the Live Scan form from the UCCE 4-H office in your county. Each entity requesting your fingerprints has their own reporting number, this is why you must fingerprint for any organization when working with children.
- Complete the 4-H Volunteer Leader Training Confirmation Form - This is an on-line form with links to the E-Learning training resources. Once you have read the two documents and completed the training modules, print off this page, sign and turn in to your local 4-H Office.
- Attend the Volunteer Leader Orientation - Your local 4-H Program Representative will contact you to schedule an orientation date.
- Complete the enrollment process, ENROLL NOW, and turn in the forms and fees.