We hope you'll become a 4-H Volunteer Leader! Volunteers like you make the 4-H program a success. As a 4-H volunteer you can help youth develop into responsible, self-directed, productive citizens of the world. Our program focuses on citizenship, leadership, and life skills development using a "learn-by-doing" educational model. Our mission is to help youth reach their fullest potential while advancing the field (academic knowledge) in positive youth development. Humboldt and Del Norte Counties 4-H welcome you!
Adults age 18 and over may serve as Volunteer 4-H members. All completed enrollment forms, applications and payment must be submitted to your Community Club Leader. Volunteer applications can be found by clicking on the Forms & Applications page of Del Norte or Humboldt County sections of this website. Your Community Club Leader will forward completed forms for paid members and leaders to the County 4-H Office. The current member fee per year is $25.00 for each Humboldt County youth ($20.00 for Del Norte County) and the leader fee is $6.00 for each adult. For a list of clubs go to the Clubs and Other Groups of Del Norte or Humboldt County sections of this website.
To get additional information about 4-H please call the Humboldt County 4-H office at (707) 445-7351 or Del Norte County 4-H office at (707) 474-4711.
To help answer questions concerning the new Volunteer Leader role download the Project Leader Digest. As a Volunteer Leader safety is an important consideration in all 4-H projects so please review the Clover Safe Notes. For more information and Volunteer Leader resources go to http://ucanr.org/4-hvolunteers/
New Leader Orientation
For any new volunteer wanting to work with a summer 4-H program, OR who wants to complete this portion of leader requirements for next year, call the Humboldt County 4-H Office at 445-7351 to reserve your space at our next New Leader Orientation. All new volunteers must attend an orientation, complete their enrollment form and a live scan of their fingerprints before doing any 4-H work. Any returning leader or parent is welcome to attend the orientation too. You will learn about the history & purpose of 4-H, experiential learning, program delivery, 4-H policies, safety considerations, age and grade characteristics, project proficiencies, curriculum, and much more!