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

Online Courses

Child Safety Online Course

Creating Safe Spaces for Youth
The California 4-H Youth Development Program Policy Committee provides this training on child abuse to youth and adult 4-H volunteer leaders. This training is one part of the process in becoming a 4-H volunteer. Please check with your county 4-H staff for safety training requirements to qualify as a 4-H volunteer leader.

This course can help leaders to:

  • Recognize abused children
  • Know how and when to report suspected child abuse
  • Protect themselves from any suspicion of inappropriate actions
  • Plan future action

Click here to take this course.

4-H Volunteer e-Learning Course

4-H Volunteer e-learning Course
The 4-H Volunteer e-Learning Course was developed in collaboration with 13 western regional states. This course is primarily for 4-H volunteers who want an introduction to the 4-H youth development organization and its philosophy. This course is a precursor to the 4-H volunteer orientation. Taking this training does not certify you as a 4-H volunteer leader.

When you finish this course, you’ll be able to define the purpose of 4-H, identify partners of the organization, explain where and how 4-H is conducted, and determine how to get started as 4-H volunteer.  The training takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

This course includes:

  • "About 4-H" - provides information about the purpose and philosophy of 4-H. It also introduces you to the many ways in which you can participate.
  • "Positive Youth Development" - provides information on the essential elements of 4-H. You will also learn about the positive aspects of working with youth groups.
  • "Getting Started in 4-H" - provides information about conducting club meetings, after school programs and other types of gatherings.
  • "Leadership and Teaching" - provides techniques and tools for working with youth groups.

Click here to take this course.  Password: volunteer

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