Volunteers are the HEART of the 4-H program. 4-H Youth Development volunteers and Cooperative Extension staff are partners, working with youth to create safe spaces and caring relationships. To ensure these positive environments and relationships, Arizona 4-H requires a fingerprint-based background check and a minimum level of training before certifying that volunteers are ready to work with youth from other families.
Individuals who wish to become certified AZ 4-H Volunteers must complete the following before beginning to work with 4-H youth members.
Submit your county's application form to your local county 4-H extension office.
Complete current requirements for a finger-print-based background check and receive clearance
Complete the University of Arizona registration process for new volunteers (NetID and Designated Campus Colleague registration)
Participate in an interview either face to face or by phone
Satisfactorily complete the four Western Region e-Learning modules. Each volunteer must enter their name, select Arizona (even if they reside in another sate) and use the password volunteer. These modules were originally developed by Washington State 4-H, but have been adopted by all the states of the Western Region.
Participate in any New Leader Training required by your county
Virtual Program Design and Implementation Training
Dr. Nick Morris will provide zoom-based training and conversation about benefits, challenges, and best practices for using virtual platform tools to design your community and project club engagements. The trainings will be held on August 25 at 6:00 pm, August 27 at 10 am, and August 29 at 10 am.
Use these as an opportunity to learn how to get the most out of your virtual programming and connect with others who are doing the same.