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Returning Adult Volunteers

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. Returning volunteers who have not completed the re-appointment process must cease all 4-H volunteer work beginning January 1 until re-appointment process has been completed and the volunteer has been returned to active status. A break in service occurs if a returning volunteer fails to complete the re-appointment process for a full program year (July 1-June 30).

Click here to download pdf version of instructions.

Re-application process:


Step 1: Contact Club Leader.

Let the club leader know that you would like to return and continue to lead previous and/or new project(s).

Step 2: 
Update your 4hOnline profile.


Log in to 4hOnline to update your profile to enroll for the new year. Please make sure the Family email address in the system is correct and one you check regularly.  How to re-apply in 4hOnline for Returning Adult Volunteers (PDF Help Sheet)

Step 3: 
Take the Returning Volunteers Training in the online eXtension system.

eXtension Campus

Please check your Family email for the instructions to create an account and to register for a course. If you do not receive an email, please verify that the email entered in 4hOnline is correct and notify your county 4-H Representative. You should receive your County Enrollment Key from your County Extension Office. 

For direct links to the instructions and eXtension courses, please see the Learning and Development page.

If you have created your account and already have your county enrollment key, (contact the Kings County 4-H Office for the enrollment key if needed) you can access the Returning Volunteer Training by clicking the English or Spanish versions below.

2020-2021 California Returning Volunteer Training

2020-2021 Entrenamiento de voluntarios que regresan

Step 4: Pay enrollment fees.

Adult volunteer enrollment fees for the 2020-2021 4-H YDP year in Kings County are $14 paid by cash or check to your Club.



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

  • You are signed up in 4hOnline.
  • You have passed the screening process.
  • You complete all of the Returning Volunteer Training required.

Once you are approved, the fun begins!

  • Start connecting with 4-H families.
  • Take advantage of 4-H resources:
    • Skills development workshops
    • Approved curriculum to plan your projects
    • Volunteer leadership conferences

If you have a break in service as a 4-H Adult Volunteer, please follow the process for New Volunteers.  *A break in service means that you were not enrolled during the previous 4-H year (July 1 - June 30).