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Returning Adult Volunteers

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 Returning Adult Volunteer Appointment Process

Who should follow this process: California 4-H Adult Volunteers who were active the prior 4-H program year.
  1. Submit 4-H adult volunteer application in ZSuite. Re-enroll using your previous family profile.  Do not create a new profile! Enrollment system status will show as “Pending”.
    • Please note that the email address you enter in the family email is the primary way you will receive communications from 4-H. After submitting your profile, please check your family email for information on next steps to becoming an approved volunteer. If you do not receive an email, please verify that the email entered in the enrollment system is correct and notify your County 4-H Representative.

  2. Complete required returning volunteer courses in eXtension.

    • All 4-H volunteers are required to take the Returning Volunteer Training online course in the eXtension system before they become approved as volunteers.

    • Once logged in to course, use enrollment key provided from  enrollment email to access the courses.
    • If above link does not take you directly to the returning volunteer course.  Once logged in, click on 4-H & Youth then on 4-H: California. Scroll and click on “2023-2024 California 4-H Returning Volunteers Course” and use enrollment key provided from enrollment email to access the courses.  The course will take approximately 75 minutes.

      • Level 2 Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect for UC Volunteers - 15 minutes (in-course title is Abuse Prevention for UC Volunteers) 
      • Abuse Risk Management for Volunteers - 15 minutes
      • 4-H Orientation - 40 minutes
      • 2 Deep Supervision Policy -5 minutes
  3. Submit program fees. Contra Costa County 4-H 2023-2024 Adult Volunteer Enrollment Fee is $30/adult paid online with a credit card. Payment survey coming soon.

    4-H Enrollment Pay Here
  4. Once all the above has been completed, the application is reviewed by the county director

    • 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 subsequent letter will be sent from the county director.

    • If not approved, a letter will be sent to the applicant from the county director.

Once you are approved, the fun continues!