4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
4-H Youth Development Program

4-H Volunteer Orientation

To prepare new leaders to carry out their role as volunteers and agents of the University, they are to complete an orientation through their county 4-H office staff. Please check with your office regarding the requirements to become a 4-H volunteer. The orientation includes a twenty-seven minute video that is available as a DVD through your office, as well as online at 4-H Volunteer Orientation.

To supplement this video, a seventeen-page Volunteer Orientation Training Guide with interactive group sessions is available. This guide helps increase understanding and knowledge of adult leadership and positive youth development. The sessions are designed to be conducted in-person, with the entire series approximately two hours in length.

Other resources to support volunteer development are available in this site and through your County 4-H Offices.

For a captioned version of the adult volunteer orientation video, click here and turn on the "CC" option.

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