4-H Volunteer Opportunities
New Volunteer Leader Process & InfoWe hope you'll be a part of extension as a 4-H volunteer. As a volunteer, you will partner with youth to discover their passions, adopt a growth mindset, practice self-reflection and set goals. 4-H projects and programs are focused around the core content of citizenship, healthy living, and science, engineering, and technology using a "learn-by-doing" educational model. Our mission is to help youth to succeed and thrive while advancing academic knowledge in positive youth development.
You can find resources for leading 4-H projects at:
You can find safety information at
ANR Environmental Health and Safety 4-H Resources
Think about participating in the 3-day State Leader's Forum!
ONLINE ENROLLMENT – You must complete the online portion of enrollment. Once you have completed your online enrollment your status will show "Pending". You will then need to turn in your enrollment fee and 2-page Medical Form to your Club Leader (or 4-H Office). The Confidential Self-Disclosure form will need to go to the 4-H Office to complete the online enrollment process. The 4-H Office will complete the enrollment when these items are turned in and change your status to "Active". Link to adult enrollment forms: http://cetehama.ucanr.edu/4-H_Program/How_to_Join_4-H/
LEADER ORIENTATION – Every new leader must participate in the Leader Orientation available at: http://www.ca4h.org/Resources/Volunteers/4-H_Volunteer_Orientation/. Print and follow along with the Leader Orientation Knowledge Quiz (The 4-H Office will need this quiz as proof of orientation). The video is only 24 minutes long. When you have completed watching the orientation video, your final step of the orientation process will be making an appointment with the 4-H Program Representative at the 4-H Office, which usually lasts about 15 minutes, at which time you will complete and turn in your “Leader Orientation Knowledge Quiz” and sign a Volunteer Orientation Completion card verifying you have completed all steps in the orientation process.
CHILD SAFETY TRAINING - NEW - Every leader must now participate in the online Child Safety Training available at: http://ucanr.edu/sites/SafeSpaces/. When you have completed watching the training you will be prompted to submit proof of completion of the course. Look for the option to print a copy of the certificate, to turn into the 4-H Office to keep on file.
FINGERPRINT CLEARANCE - Each 4-H Volunteer is required to have a fingerprint clearance before they are to begin any project meetings, chaperone for any events, etc. The University now requires that all fingerprints are to be taken “live scan”. Before you begin the 4-H year, you need to have your fingerprints taken and the 4-H staff needs to receive clearance for you. Listed below are a few places that you can have your fingerprints taken. Please complete the Live Scan form and take it with you: Live Scan form BCII_8016 TEHAMA
Please note: YOU MUST PROVIDE A PHOTO ID
- ADVANTAGE MOBILE LIVE SCAN: 530-624-7657
CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
P.O. Box 1056, Chico, CA 95927
- BUSINESS CONNECTIONS: Call Joy at 530-527-6229
WALK IN HOURS: 8:30AM - 4:40PM
332 Pine Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080
- TEHAMA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT: 530-529-7940
22840 Antelope Boulevard, Red Bluff, CA 96080
You may be asking yourself, “Am I complete?”, “Can I lead 4-H projects now?”…please contact the 4-H Office, 530-527-3101, to find out what you need to do to complete the process to become a Tehama County 4-H Adult Volunteer.
Food Safety Certification
Food Safety Certification
The University's "Make it Safe, Keep It Safe" Food Safety Education has been made available in an online format, and can be accessed at http://ucanr.edu/sites/MISKIS/Intro/ The training consists of six learning modules, as well as a pre and post-test. The post-test consists of 11 multiple choice questions and must be completed with a passing score of 80% in order to receive credit and certification. Please send a copy of your completion to the 4-H Office to be filed.
New Leader Letters
You have completed all steps to become an appointed Volunteer Leader.... Now What?
Annually, the Tehama County 4-H Office emails or mails "New Leader Letters" to our first year volunteers. These letters are a general resource to provide ideas on how the 4-H Program functions and also gives ideas for club and project groups. Take a moment and browse the seven letters and please contact your Club Leader or the 4-H Office if you have any questions, 530-527-3101.
|Letters to New Leaders Contents|
|New Leader Letter 1||What is 4-H?|
|New Leader Letter 2||Nuts and Bolts of 4-H Projects|
|New Leader Letter 3||Goals and Planning|
|New Leader Letter 4||Leadership Styles|
|New Leader Letter 5||Activities and Recognition|
|New Leader Letter 6||4-H Records|
|New Leader Letter 7||Opportunities in 4-H|