Volunteer Resources - Maricopa County 4-H
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
Club volunteers occupy many different leader roles, from Key Organizational Leader or Project Leader or Cloverbud Leader, etc. There is no limit to where/how you can volunteer!
- Volunteer Job Descriptions
- Starting a New 4-H Club
- County Programs & Events
- Potential 4-H Volunteer Information Form
- Potential 4-H Volunteer Fact Sheet