Ways You Can Volunteer
All new 4-H adult volunteers must apply and be appointed by the 4-H Office before working with members.
PROCESS TO BECOME A NEW 4-H ADULT VOLUNTEER
1. Find a Club
See our list of clubs to find one near you. You can also contact Erin Paradis, (530) 224-4900 firstname.lastname@example.org, in the Shasta County 4-H office for help in finding clubs near you to start you on the process of becoming a volunteer. Contact the Club Leader to learn more about the volunteer opportunities available in a specific club.
2. Complete the Screening Process
All new 4-H volunteers must go through a screening process. Our #1 priority in 4-H is the safety of young people. We do all we can to protect young people and keep them safe while they are in our care. When you become a 4-H volunteer, you are part of the plan to keep our young people safe.
A. Complete the 4-H Volunteer Interest Survey online in English or Spanish.
B. Create an adult volunteer profile in 4-H Online.
Please make sure the Family email address in the system is correct and one you check regularly. This email will be used for most communications and to confirm your volunteer application.
*For Spanish: At this time the 4-H Online system is only available in English. You can fill out the paper enrollment packet in Spanish and turn it in to the county office for them to enter it into 4-H Online for you. Please keep a copy of the paper forms for your record.
C. Complete a California Department of Justice Live Scan background check.
4-H Shasta Live Scan Instructions
Shasta County Live Scan Application
Live Scan Locations in Shasta County
An important part of providing a safe environment is to conduct background checks on our volunteers and staff. Everyone that will be spending an extended time with our 4-H youth is screened. Please fill out the Request and drop it off at the Shasta County 4-H office.
3. Complete New Volunteer Training
All new 4-H volunteers are required to take the new volunteer training on line courses in the eXtension Campus before they can be approved as volunteers. The interactive training series introduces you to the best practices used by 4-H in positive youth development.
After you complete and submit your 4-H Online profile you will receive an automated message with the eXtension login instructions. The email will be sent to the Family email account you entered in 4-H Online.
2022-23 California New Volunteer Course
4. Approval Process
The County Director reviews and approves 4-H volunteer appointments after:
- You have registered in 4-H Online.
- You have passed the screening process.
- You have completed all of the New Volunteer Training required.
Once you've been approved you will receive notification from the Shasta County 4-H Office.
You must receive official approval from the County office in order to work with 4-H youth.
4-H has grown in California because of the dedication of our volunteers. Some of our volunteers have supported 4-H for 10, 20 and 30 years or more!
Re-apply annually by December 31st
All 4-H volunteers must be appointed annually. If you are a current 4-H Adult Volunteer and would like to continue volunteering in the new program year, it will be necessary to re-apply and be re-appointed by December 31, 2022 to continue with no breaks in service.
PROCESS FOR RETURNING VOLUNTEERS
1. Update your 4-H Online profile.
Log in to 4-H Online to update your profile and enroll for the new program year. Please make sure the Family email address in the system is correct and is one you check regularly.
2. Complete the Returning Volunteer Training
After you update and submit your 4-H Online profile application for the new program year, login information will be sent to your Family email.
2022-23 California Returning Volunteer Course
3. Get approved as a 4-H Volunteer
After the application and mandatory training requirements have been completed, the County Director will review and approve the returning volunteer appointments.
NOTE: If you have a break in service
You have a break in service if you are not currently enrolled as a 4-H volunteer when you apply for the new program year. When this happens, you will follow the process for New Volunteers.