Volunteers are the HEART of the 4-H program. 4-H Youth Development volunteers are valued partners in working with youth and Extension agents. Arizona 4-H is committed to providing safe places and caring adults who build caring relationships with young people. To ensure these positive environments, Arizona 4-H requires a minimum level of training before certifying volunteers as appropriate to work with other peoples children.
Individuals wishing to become certified AZ 4-H Volunteers must complete the following before beginning to work with 4-H members.
Submit Fingerprint Card and Consent and Disclosure Form (background check)
Create a NetID
Participate in an interview either face to face or by phone
Satisfactorily complete the four Western Region e-Learning modules (password is "volunteer"). The volunteer needs to add their name and select Arizona (even if they reside in other states) to proceed. These modules were originally developed by Washington 4-H, but have been adopted by the states of the Western Region.
Participate in a New Leader Training as specified within your county
As an applicant, you will receive a letter from the County Extension office notifying you of your acceptance, non-acceptance, or acceptance with conditions as a certified volunteer.
As a certified 4-H volunteer associated with an Arizona 4-H Chartered club you can access the 4-H logo for use on brochures, t-shirts, etc. Contact the Arizona 4-H office for a file copy.