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Returning Adult Volunteers

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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).

2023-2024 4-H Retuning Adult Volunteer Re-Appointment Process

Step #1: Contact 4-H Community Club Leader.

Be sure to let your 4-H Community Club Leader know which project(s) you would like to volunteers to be a part of for the 2023-24 4-H Youth Development Program (YDP) year, before you complete the re-enrollment process.

Step #2: Complete the on-line 4-H enrollment application.

If you were a 4-H adult volunteer or your family was enrolled in 4-H at any time during the past 5 years, your information from the 4-H Online system has migrated over into the new ZSuite enrollment system.  

Please Note:  It is very important, if you are a Returning Family, to not create a new Account.  You will just need to reset your password.  It is important to use the email that was association with your 4-H Online account when requesting the updated password. 

  1. Go to https://4h.zsuite.org
  2. Reset your password: Click "Forgot Password" and enter your email address. 
  3. After resetting your password from the email link, login to ZSuite. You will have to update your password to a secure password.
  4. Select “Household” Profile to enroll
  5. Click "Enroll Member/Volunteer Now"
  6. Complete all enrollment sections
  7. After all enrollment sections are complete, Click "Submit"

Training materials and videos can be found on the CA 4-H Resource Center Enrollment page.  There are videos for New and Returning Families.

Step #3: Returning Adult Volunteers - eXtension Training

2023-24 California Returning Volunteer Course - The annually required eXtension course for ALL returning volunteers in California 4-H includes the following components for 2023-24:

  • Level 2 Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect for UC Volunteers (15 minutes)
  • Abuse Risk Management for Volunteers (15 minutes)
  • 4-H Orientation (40 minutes)
  • 2-Deep Policy Short (3.5 minutes)

The enrollment key for the course remain the same for Tulare county.  Please contact the 4-H office for the enrollment key (we are not able to post it on a public site).

Step #4: Enrollment Fees.

California 4-H Enrollment Fees are $67 for youth members and $28 for adult volunteers.

Kings County 4-H youth member and adult volunteer enrollment fees are being paid for by the Kings County 4-H Sponsoring Committee.

Step #5: Enrollment approval.

Enrollment can be approved after the county 4-H office confirms:

  • Submission of all enrollment forms
  • Completion of enrollment requirements

The County Director reviews and approves 4-H volunteer appointments/re-appointments once the Adult Volunteer process is complete.

  • If approved, notification of your 4-H adult volunteer appointment will be sent from 4-H Online.  If no email address is available, a letter will be sent by mail from the County Director.
  • If there are any limitations on the appointment, a letter will be sent from the County Director outlining the limitations of the appointment.
  • If not approved, a letter will be sent to the application from the County Director.

Once you are approved and your membership is active:

  • Start connecting with 4-H families about your new role.
  • Participate in 4-H events and activities.
  • Take advantage of 4-H resources:
    • Skills development workshops
    • Approved curriculum to plan your projects
    • Volunteer leadership conferences