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New Adult Volunteers

4-H Adult Volunteers

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Our volunteers are a key part of the 4-H Youth Development Program.

By volunteering, you are helping to grow the skills of 4-H youth to be our future leaders.

 

Ways You Can Volunteer

Volunteering in 4-H is flexible and rewarding.  Share your expertise and experience with the youth and other volunteers to make things happen!

Provide administrative support for a 4-H club.
Provide administrative support for a 4-H club.
Share your expertise with 4-H youth.
Share your expertise with 4-H youth.
Help shape 4-H in California!
Help shape 4-H in California!
Spend a day or a few hours evaluating 4-H presentations and competitions.
Spend a day or a few hours evaluating 4-H presentations and competitions.
Support 4-H'ers as they plan and execute activities & events.
Support 4-H'ers as they plan and execute activities & events.

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All 4-H volunteers must apply and be appointed annually.

Process to become a new 4-H Adult Volunteer

STEP 1: CHOOSE A 4-H CLUB

List of Santa Cruz County 4-H Clubs

  • Contact the club leader to learn more about the volunteer opportunities available in the club.

STEP 2:

  • ADULT ENROLL IN 4-H ON-LINE
    • COMPLETE NEW CALIFORNIA LEADER ON-LINE TRAINING
      • Enrollment Key for leader training: call (831) 763-8015 mobile (831) 205-3180 or jkatawicz@ucanr.edu. 
    • NEW LEADERS ALSO COMPLETE LIVE SCAN
    • LIVE SCAN BACKGROUND CHECK LOCATIONS
    • 4-H VOLUNTEER INTEREST SURVEY
  • ADULT PAPER ENROLLMENT FORMS. 
  • *FOR SPANISH: the 4hOnline system is only in English.  You can fill in the paper enrollment packet in Spanish and turn it in to your club leader or county staff for them to enter it into 4hOnline for you.  Please keep a copy of the paper forms in your records.

STEP 3: PAY REGISTRATION FEES     Cornell Cooperative Extension | Enrollment 2020/2021: 4-H Forms and  Handbooks

2021-2022 4-H ENROLLMENT FEE PAYMENT:

Payment options: 

  • CASH/CHECK DISCOUNT -Pay directly to your 4-H community club leader. 
  • ON-LINE payment survey system! - Additional $10 processing fee will apply for credit card transactions. 
  • NEW & RETURNING ADULT LEADERS ENROLLMENT FEE: 

    •  Cash/check discount schedule: 
      • Early Bird Special: August 15th - September 30th = $35
      • Regular: October 1st - November 30th = $40
      • Late Enrollment: December 1st to June 30th = $45
    • Credit Card Payment processing fee and enrollment fees
      • Early Bird Special: August 15th - September 30th = $45
      • Regular: October 1st - November 30th = $50
      • Late Enrollment: December 1st to June 30th = $55

    Fee waiver assistance is available for families to cover the 4-H enrollment in financial need.  A family will need to complete the 4-H fee waiver form.  After completing the 4-H fee waiver form, turn it into your 4-H community club leader or 4-H office staff. 

4-H volunteer leader Approval process: 

The County Director or 4-H staff reviews and approves 4-H volunteer appointments after:

  • You are signed up in 4-H On-line.
  • You have passed the screening process.
  • You have completed all of the on-line New Volunteer training required.

Once you are approved, the fun begins!  Thank you for joining our 4-H family!