Becoming a 4-H Volunteer Leader
Volunteer leaders are a key component of the 4-H program, which focuses on citizenship, leadership, and life skills development using a "learn-by-doing" educational model. 4-H is unique in its pursuit of effective youth-adult partnerships. These partnerships ensure that both youth and adults grow together in shared responsibility and decision-making. This 4-H volunteer echoes a common sentiment, stating, "As a 4-H leader, I have truly received as much from the program as my children have."
No matter your background or expertise, you can join the 4-H community. As a parent, a project leader, or in any other leadership capacity, you can offer your unique talents and perspectives.
To begin your own exciting and rewarding 4-H journey in Kings County, please begin the 5-step process to become a 4-H Volunteer leader- watch the on-line Leader Orientation video, take the orientation Quiz, have a Live Scan of your finger prints, complete 4-H online enrollment and make an appointment to meet with the 4-H Program Representative. Click here to proceed to Step 1.
How Do I Become a 4-H Leader?
See steps 1-5 in the side bar
1. Watch the New Leader Orientation on-line-
2. Take the on-line Orientation Quiz
3. Live Scan Fingerprinting
4. Enter your enrollment in the 4-H Online Enrollment system
5. Make an appointment with the 4-H Program Rep. at the UCCE Office to complete your orientation.
Leaders are to pay a $10.00 insurance fee to the Community Club Leader of their club. The 2016-2017 program fee is $14.00 for leaders but has been supplemented by a contribution from the Kings County 4-H Sponsoring Committee.
Resources for New Leaders
California State 4-H web site:
For Adult Volunteers
The 4-H Experience Brochure (2003)
Our mission is to help youth to succeed and thrive while advancing academic knowledge in positive youth development.
You can find resources for leading 4-H Projects at: Training Modules
You can find safety information at ANR Environmental Health and Safety 4-H Resources.