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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



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 to find one near you. You can also contact Sierra Washington at swashington@ucanr.edu in the Plumas-Sierra UC Extension 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 the club.

2. Screening Process

All new 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.

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 continue in the next year you need to re-apply and be re-appointed by December 31st to continue with no break in service.

Re-application process

The December 31st deadline has passed for returning volunteers. Please contact Sierra Washington for instructions and links to resume 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.

Resources for Volunteers

Enroll to be a 4-H Leader here

Find instructions on how to enroll here!

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