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Being a volunteer

Our volunteers are an essential part of the 4-H Youth Development Program.

By volunteering, you are helping to grow the skills of 4-H youth, help them find their spark and become our future leaders.

Ways you can volunteer

Volunteering in 4-H is flexible and rewarding. Share your expertise and experience with 4-H youth in your community and collaborate with other volunteers . . . we all grow together!

4-H offers as wide a variety of projects as our volunteers are willing and able to offer to their community - a project needs to provide hands-on learning and can fall into many categories.

Curious if you can contribute? Check it out! https://4h.ucanr.edu/Resources/Volunteers

Interested? Contact us!

Sierra Washington

Community Education Specialist, Plumas-Sierra 4-H Youth Development

530.283.6173   swashington@ucanr.edu 

208 Fairgrounds Road, Quincy, CA 95971

New Volunteers

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

Process to become a new 4-H Volunteer

1. Find a club

See our list of clubs on the main 4-H page to find one near you; contact the club leader to learn more about the volunteer opportunities available in the club. You may also contact Sierra Washington at swashington@ucanr.edu in the Plumas-Sierra UC Extension office for guidance with the process of becoming a 4-H volunteer.

2. Screening Process

All new volunteers must go through a screening process. Our #1 priority in 4-H is the safety of our youth members. 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 play a key role in our efforts to keep our youth safe.

Prospective Volunteers must first complete the following:

Volunteer Interest Survey: 4-H Volunteer Interest Survey 2023-24

Your interest survey will be reviewed and from there you will be sent information regarding Enrollment, Livescan fingerprinting and Training as appropriate to your volunteer role.

Please contact the Plumas-Sierra 4-H County Office for additional information and links to get you started!

Sierra Washington
Community Education Specialist
(530) 283.6173

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

Returning Volunteers

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 31

All 4-H volunteers must be appointed annually. If you are a current 4-H Adult Volunteer, to serve in the new program year you need to re-apply and be re-appointed by December 31st to continue with no break in service. Volunteers are encouraged to complete re-enrollment and trainings as soon as possible in the new program year, which begins July 1st.

Re-application process

Enroll as a Volunteer in ZSuite: ZSuite 4-H Enrollment (for more information, please see the enrollment page).

When you enroll, you will receive an email with information regarding your required trainings to be completed in Campus Extension.

Please contact Sierra Washington with any questions regarding your volunteer service.  swashington@ucanr.edu (530) 283.6173

Note: If you have a break in volunteer service

You have a break in service if you are not currently enrolled as a 4-H volunteer when you apply for the new year. Please follow the process for the New Volunteers when applying. This will include a new Livescan fingerprinting.

Resources for Volunteers

Please go to the enrollment page for links to enroll via ZSuite.

To request a Live Scan fingerprinting form, please email swashington@ucanr.edu

Locations where Live Scan fingerprinting services are available- Fingerprint Locations

Link to volunteer Resources on the State 4-H site. Hit back button to return to Plumas-Sierra 4-H site
Link to volunteer Resources on the State 4-H site. Hit back button to return to Plumas-Sierra 4-H site