UCCE Sonoma County
University of California
UCCE Sonoma County

For Adults

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Welcome to 4-H!

Thank you for your interest in becoming a 4-H adult volunteer. As a volunteer, you will play an important role in the development of young people, helping them to identify their spark and develop the skills and positive outcomes that lead to thriving. Below are the steps to becoming a volunteer. We look forward to working with you as a valuable asset to the 4-H Youth Development Program.

The State 4-H Office has implemented a new training requirement for 4-H adult volunteers in this program year 2017-2018. Before being approved in the 4hOnline enrollment system, volunteers will need to complete courses in https://campus.extension.org. Instructions for creating an account and completing these are included below.  

Contacts

We are happy that you have chosen to become involved as a volunteer for the Sonoma County 4-H Program. As you go through the process and complete the paperwork to become a 4-H volunteer, please do not hesitate to call our office with questions. You are in the right place if you plan to be a club leader, an assistant, a project leader or a resource person, available to assist your club with field trips, Chickenque etc.

  • For support with 4hOnline: Please contact your 4-H Club’s Volunteer Enrollment Coordinator (VEC) or the UCCE Sonoma 4-H Office at cesonoma4h@ucanr.edu.
      
  • For support with eXtension.org (the new online training): Please contact the State 4-H Office at idevelopsupport@ucanr.edu or the UCCE Sonoma 4-H Office at cesonoma4h@ucanr.edu.

 

4-H Adult Volunteer Initial (New) Appointment Process

New Volunteer

Step-by-Step Instructions: Adult Volunteer Initial Appointment Process 2018-2019

  1. Find a local 4-H Club at http://cesonoma.ucanr.edu/Youth_Development/.
    Contact the leader to obtain more information about 4-H.
      
  2. Complete the interest survey at http://ucanr.edu/sonomavolunteer.
      
  3. Submit 4-H adult volunteer application online at https://ca.4honline.com. Create a family profile, add a new adult enrollment, enter all required information, and submit. 4hOnline adult status will show as pending.
      
  4. Complete required “2018-19 California New Volunteer Training” in eXtension. Go to https://campus.extension.org/course/view.php?id=1541. Create a new account, check your email and click on the confirmation link, log into eXtension and click “2018-19 California New Volunteer Training” and enter the code “Sonoma”. Courses include: (a) 4-H Volunteer Orientation (4 modules, 40 min), (b) Foundations of Positive Youth Development (20 min), (c) Toward an Interculturally Connected 4-H (3 modules, 60 min), and (d) Abuse Risk Management for Volunteers (20 min). (*Note: Every individual must use their own unique email address. For technical support, contact idevelopsupport@ucanr.edu). For the Spanish language course, please visit https://campus.extension.org/course/view.php?id=1501
  1. Submit fee payment of $33.00 to the 4-H Club Leader or the
    Volunteer Enrollment Coordinator.
      
  2. Complete fingerprint background check – Live Scan – with the California Department of Justice. Complete at any location that provides Live Scan. Fees vary between $20 and $60 depending on the provider. Ask your 4-H Club Leader or Volunteer Enrollment Coordinator which location they recommend.
    Sonoma County locations: https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/locations?county=Sonoma
    Form may be obtained at Live Scan Form - 4-H Volunteer Sonoma (5-14-18)
      
  3. The application is reviewed by the county director
    1. If approved, notification will be sent from 4hOnline.
    2. If there are any limitations on the appointment, a subsequent letter will be sent.
    3. If not approved, a letter will be sent to you from the county director.

Until your enrollment is approved, you are not authorized to conduct any 4-H meetings or activities, transport 4-H members, or perform other 4-H adult volunteer duties.


4-H Adult Volunteer (Returning) Re-Appointment Process

Returning Volunteers

Step-by-Step Instructions: Adult Volunteer Re-Appointment Process 2018-2019

Re-Appointment Deadline: December 1, 2018.

  1. Submit your 4-H adult volunteer re-application in 4hOnline.Login to your family profile at https://ca.4honline.com. Login to adult record and click “Enroll for 2018-2019.” Enter all required information and submit. 4hOnline adult status will show as pending.
      
  2. Complete required “2018-19 California Returning Volunteers Training” in eXtension. Go to https://campus.extension.org/course/view.php?id=1537. Log into your existing account and click “2018-19 California Returning Volunteers Training” and enter the code “Sonoma”.
    1. Maintaining an Inclusive 4-H Experience (10 min)
    2. Abuse Risk Management for Volunteers (15 min)
      (*Note: Every individual must use their own unique email address. For technical support, please contact idevelopsupport@ucanr.edu). For the Spanish language course, please visit https://campus.extension.org/course/view.php?id=1500
  1. Submit fee payment of $33.00 to the 4-H Club Leader or the
    Volunteer Enrollment Coordinator.
      
  2. The application is reviewed by the county director
    1. If approved, notification will be sent from 4hOnline.
    2. If there are any limitations on the appointment, a subsequent letter will be sent.
    3. If not approved, a letter will be sent to you from the county director.

If your enrollment has not been submitted and approved before December 1,
starting December 2 you are then not authorized to conduct any 4-H meetings or activities, transport 4-H members, or perform other 4-H adult volunteer duties, until you have been re-appointed and approved.

University of California Cooperative Extension, Sonoma County
133 Aviation Blvd Suite 109, Santa Rosa, CA 95403  Phone: 707.565.2621  Fax: 707.565.2623
Office Hours:  M-F, 8am-Noon & 1pm-4pm

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