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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).

2021-2022 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.

Click here to download pdf version of instructions.

  1. Submit 4-H adult volunteer application in the 4-H Online enrollment system. Re-enroll using your previous family profile.  Do not create a new profile!  4-H Online status will show as “Awaiting Review”.
    • 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 4-H Online is correct and notify your County 4-H Representative.

  2. Complete required courses in eXtension.

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

    • Once logged in, click on 4-H & Youth then on 4-H: California. Scroll and click on “2021-22 California 4-H Returning Volunteers Course” and use enrollment key provided from 4-H Online to access the courses.  The course will take approximately 20 minutes.

      • Course: Abuse Risk Management for Volunteers
  3. Complete the UC ANR 4-H Volunteer COVID-19 Training to acknowledge that you have read and understand all University of California 4-H Policies for a safe reopening

  4. Submit your program fees. Program fees can be paid online using a credit card or you may pay using cash or a check directly to your Club/Unit Leader Volunteer at a club meeting. 

    Contra Costa County 4-H 2021-2022 Adult Volunteer Enrollment Fees are $31 if paid with a credit card online -OR- $30 if paid with cash or check directly to the club/unit. 

    4-H Enrollment Pay Here
  5. 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!

Policy Exception for Adult Volunteers that were active in 2019-2020 and not in 2020-2021.

2021-2022 4-H Returning Adult Volunteer Appointment Process

Who should follow this process: California 4-H Adult Volunteers who were active in the 2019-202 program year and not active during 2020-2021 4-H program year.

Click here to download pdf version of instructions.

  1. Contact the Contra Costa County 4-H Office to verify you are eligible for the policy exception.

  2. Submit 4-H adult volunteer application in the 4-H Online enrollment system. Re-enroll using your previous family profile.  Do not create a new profile!  4-H Online status will show as “Awaiting Review”.

    • 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 4-H Online is correct and notify your County 4-H Representative.

  3. Complete required courses in eXtension

    • Once logged in, click on 4-H & Youth then on 4-H: California. Scroll through the list to find the courses.  You will need to enroll into each of the courses separately. Use enrollment key provided from 4-H Online email to access the courses.

      • Course 1: 2021-22 California 4-H Returning Volunteers Course will take about 20 minutes

      • Course 2: CA Reporting Abuse & Neglect will take about 40 minutes.

  4. Complete the UC ANR Volunteer COVID-19 Training to acknowledge that you have read and understand all University of California 4-H Policies for a safe reopening.

  5. Submit your program fees. Program fees can be paid online using a credit card or you may pay using cash or a check directly to your Club/Unit Leader Volunteer at a club meeting. 

    Contra Costa County 4-H 2021-2022 Adult Volunteer Enrollment Fees are $31 if paid with a credit card online -OR- $30 if paid with cash or check directly to the club/unit. 

    4-H Enrollment Pay Here
  6. 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.

Thank you for re-joining the 4-H family!