4-H County All Star Ambassador Program
4-H County Ambassadors serve in the highest 4-H leadership role in Sonoma County 4-H. The 4-H County Ambassador rank not only recognizes a member's leadership abilities, but it is also a working honor. As Ambassadors, they serve as role models for their fellow 4-H members. 4-H County Ambassadors develop a plan of action to strengthen the 4-H program and their community.
4-H County Ambassadors are liaisons between the county 4-H office, 4-H members and volunteers, and the public. They visit 4-H clubs in their county, network with other organizations within the community, and represent their county at the annual 4-H State Leadership Conference. 4-H County Ambassadors are role models for their fellow 4-H members and their community.
Time Commitment: 15 months, from May 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020. This provides a three-month overlap with the outgoing 4-H County Ambassadors.
Applications Due: March 31, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.
3rd advisor to be chosen by All Star Ambassadors
2018-2019 Ambassadors/Rising Stars
All Star Ambassador
- Advise: Participate and be involved in 4-H decision-making through the Sonoma County 4-H Council and the UCCE 4-H Office; represent youth on the Sonoma County 4-H Council (1 designated seat on the 4-H Council Exec Board); and help the UCCE 4-H Office make program priorities.
- Improve: Select a community issue and make a plan to improve the situation; develop a plan of action to help strengthen the 4-H program and/or community.
- Mentor: Act as a role model to 4-H members; install 4-H club officers; be integral part of county officer’s training event; host a 4-H leadership development event for younger members.
- Plan: Support county 4-H events in key roles such as: parade marshals, emcee, plan and coordinate events, and serve as evaluators.
- Promote: Present a positive image of 4-H; act as a 4-H Ambassador; represent 4-H to outside organizations.
- Teach: Lead workshops or sessions at club, county, Area, and state events.
- Attend the 4-H State Leadership Conference (typically July or August at a UC campus); financial support provided by the Sonoma County 4–H Council.
- A 4-H Ambassador’s first priority is to hold a position of leadership while present at community events to exemplify their capacity to act as a role model and 4-H program representative. Ambassadors are not obligated to act as assistants, helpers, servers, parking lot attendants, or runners at events (including 4-H, YAL Foundation, or Farm Bureau). If the Ambassador so chooses, they may assist in that capacity for community service at their own discretion if not being requested by Ambassador Advisor.
Commitment of Events
- Service Learning Project (September)
- Achievement Night (November)
- 4-H Open House & ChickenQue (May)
- At least one additional leadership role at a county event of your choice
- At least 3 community service activities of your choice
Application: Candidates must send the required application form, substantiating documents, and letters of recommendation to the UCCE 4-H Office postmarked by the deadline.