University of California Cooperative Extension
The University of California 4-H Youth Development Program promotes hands-on, experiential learning for all youth ages 5-19. Our 4-H programs are delivered locally through the county University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) offices. The UCCE offices are managed through the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR). UC ANR as been extending research-based information to community partners, farmers, individuals, collaborators, councils and schools for over 100 years. The vision of 4-H is world in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together as catalysts for positive change. The University of California 4-h Youth Development Program engages youth in reaching their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development.
Volunteers are needed to lead projects for youth members. As a 4-H volunteer, you are important to help our youth "learn-by-doing". You will work side-by-side with 4-H youth in youth-adult partnerships, where you grow together in shared responsibility and decision-making. Volunteering in 4-H will not only benefit the youth you are working with, but you will also be able to learn and practice personal leadership skills. You will learn about and practice positive youth development and can take advantage of county and state leadership development conferences each year.