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Become a Maricopa County 4-H Volunteer

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Thank you for your inquiry about the Maricopa County 4-H Program. We are so excited that you are considering our top-rate organization. In 4-H, we teach our youth and volunteers to work together in partnership to make a difference in their communities. We rely on our volunteers to guide our youth as they gain independence, a sense of belonging, a spirit of generosity toward others, and a variety of opportunities to master life skills!


4-H is part of the University of Arizona, Arizona’s land-grant university.  Arizona 4-H is one of many programs in Cooperative Extension, a division of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Arizona 4-H is the state’s premier youth development program and is open to all youth ages 5-18.  4-H is the only youth program affiliated with a university that is using research-based information and strategies.


4-H is also the largest youth development program in the U.S., engaging more than 7 million young people in hands-on projects in a variety of subjects: science, healthy lifestyles, citizenship, communication, leadership, and many other areas.  In Arizona, more than 185,000 youth are reached through Cooperative Extension programs.  4-H projects are led by screened and certified 4-H volunteers providing youth a safe place with caring adults.  4-H gives young people the extra edge for life success by teaching essential life skills such as confidence, competence, character, and community service. Through 4-H, today’s young people become tomorrow’s leaders, creating a positive vision for the future. 


Join our team of amazing volunteers who help build tomorrow’s leaders!


First Steps to Becoming a 4-H Volunteer

Because 4-H cares about the safety of our youth and the success of our 4-H volunteers, our potential volunteers must go through several steps in order to become a certified, screened volunteer. Listed below are the first two steps that you must complete in order to begin the volunteer screening process. Upon completion of the initial steps, you will be provided with information on how to complete the process.

As you make your way through these steps, please contact us if you need any assistance. If you stay on top of the process, complete all of the steps listed, it makes the process go more smoothly for you and our 4-H Staff. Click here for information to get started. Once you have clicked and read the "getting started" information, you may begin at the following steps.


Step 1

Potential Volunteer Information Form

Complete and submit the Potential 4-H Volunteer Information Form to or mail to: Attention: Taylor Hubbard, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, 4341 E Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040. 

Step 2

Interview with 4-H Staff

The 4-H Staff will contact you to schedule an interview. This interview gives us a chance to get to know you, what your interest is in the 4-H program, and allows both us and you to ensure that 4-H is the right fit for you as a volunteer. During the interview, we will share the job description for the position that you are applying.  We will also ask you to fill out a Volunteer Reference Request Form which gives us information that allows us to contact people who can speak on your behalf. Please bring with you the address, phone number, and email address of the following: a Personal/Character reference, a Work/Volunteer reference, a Family Member reference, and a General/Non-Family reference.


The remaining steps will be provided to you as you complete the steps above.


Please contact Taylor Hubbard, 4-H Program Coordinator, at (602) 827-8286 if you are interested in becoming a 4-H Volunteer.