Join- Adult Volunteer Leaders Needed!
How to Apply
New volunteer application & training process coming July 1st, 2017! Stay tuned!
Volunteers Are the Heart of 4-H
Inspiring young minds to think critically and creatively.. Witnessing the tears of a victory.. Receiving a thank-you hug for years of caring.. Even a simple smile on a young person's face is often enough to remind 4-H volunteers of the good they are doing.
There are more than 20,000 adult volunteers in California, and 518,000 volunteers nation-wide. Supported by 4-H staff, these volunteers help youth develop into responsible, self-directed, productive citizens of the world.
Volunteer leaders are a key component of the 4-H program, which focuses on citizenship, leadership, and life skills development using a "learn-by-doing" educational model. 4-H is unique in its pursuit of effective youth-adult partnerships. These partnerships ensure that both youth and adults grow together in shared responsibility and decision-making. This 4-H volunteer echoes a common sentiment, stating, "As a 4-H leader, I have truly received as much from the program as my children have."
In addition to making a difference in the lives of young people, volunteers have many opportunities for their own personal and professional development through the 4-H Youth Development Program. As one volunteer said, "The most memorable aspect of being a 4-H volunteer leader is the quality of the 4-H program as an education vehicle. I grew in self confidence and have since gone back to school to complete a Masters degree and teaching credential."
No matter your background or expertise, you can join the 4-H community. As a parent, a project leader, or in any other leadership capacity, you can offer your unique talents and perspectives.
Training Resources & Forms
- New Leader's Digest
- Experiential Learning- Processing Questions
- Learning by Doing Approach to Life Skill Dev.
- CA State 4-H Video Orientation
- 4-H Safe Spaces Training
- Complete List of CA 4-H Resources for Project Leaders
- Complete List of CA 4-H Club Leader Resources
Misc Forms & Docs