WELCOME New 4-H Volunteers
Completing the 4-H Volunteer Intake Steps
There are four main categories required to complete the volunteer intake process.
1.) The first is to identify a club or program that you want to volunteer with.
2.) The second is to receive volunteer clearance.
3.) The third is to complete volunteer training.
4.) Once these three main steps are complete then the county director will approve and activate the volunteer status.
We've broken these steps into a checklist format below to help make the process a little easier. If you need help with these steps then let us know.
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Find a 4-H Club or Program.
Connect with club leadership to let them know you'd like to volunteer with their club and what role or capacity you'd like (i.e. project leader, fundraising committee, etc.)
Complete the Volunteer Interest Survey
Enroll as a 4-H Adult Volunteer. New volunteers will need to create a profile and enroll in our
4-H ZSuite system.
Pay the annual Adult Enrollment Fee. This is not connected to the 4-H ZSuite system which is why it's a separate step.
Complete the CA DOJ Fingerprint LiveScan. Print the form below and take it with you to the LiveScan location.
Complete Online CA New Volunteer eXtension Training. You will need to create a New Log-in. Please email the club leadership team for the course code.
Complete In-Person Volunteer Orientation. Orientation is typically offered in the fall of each club year.
Receive County Director Approval.
Once all the above steps are completed, your file will move on to the County Director for approval. Once approved, your status will be listed as active and you may begin volunteering with your club or program.