Adult Volunteer Enrollment & Training

Updated 23September2022

New 4-H volunteers have separate requirements from returning 4-H adult volunteers, so please be sure to scroll down to the correct section. Here is a summary of all enrollment types:

New Adult Volunteer Enrollment

The short version:

  1. Complete the 4-H Interest Survey (click and fill out)
  2. Do the online eXtension course for new volunteers (enrollment key is Alameda)
  3. Register at v2.4HOnline
  4. Pay your club fees (25$)
  5. Attend a New Volunteer training and certification session (run by the Alameda County 4-H office), see below for links and dates.

The long version:

2. Online eXtension courses

  • Go to and make a new account (or log in if you have an account).
  • Either click on title 2022-2023 California New Volunteer Course , search for the title in the main menu, or click on “4H and Youth”, then “4H: California”, and it will appear first in the list of courses (or it did for me). Once you click on the course, it will ask for the enrollment key so you can enroll in the course. The enrollment key is “Alameda”.
  • Go through the course and take the quiz at the end.
  • Once back on your home page, you should see a certificate on the bottom. Download it and save, just in case! The county should get notified that you completed the course, but very occasionally, you’ll need to send it to the county.

3. Enroll at

  • If you are brand new to 4HOnline and haven’t yet made an account, go ahead an make a new account (if you are enrolling your children in 4-H as well, you will make a family account for all of you).
  • Work through the pages asking for information (there’s a lot), making sure you enter your club.
  • When done, if you have completed everything, you will receive an email telling you that your enrollment is pending/submitted (your club leader confirms you when all of the steps in enrolling are completed).

3. Pay fees: you can either pay in 4HOnline or pay East Hills directly (attend the October or November club meeting and pay the club treasurer with cash or a check made out to East Hills 4-H). Volunteer dues are 25$.

5. Beginning 4-H for Volunteers (orientation and background check for new volunteers)

See this page on the Alameda County 4-H page for more information:

Sessions for this fall and the registration link:

Saturday, September 24, 2022 @ UCCE Contra Costa
Saturday, October 15, 2022 @ UCCE Contra Costa
Sunday, October 16, 2022 @ UCCE Contra Costa
Saturday, November 5, 2022 @ UCCE Contra Costa
Saturday, December 10, 2022 @ UCCE Contra Costa

Saturday sessions are 10AM-2PM and Sunday session 1PM-4PM.

Returning 4-H Adult Volunteer enrollment and training

Note: This process is only for volunteers that were “Active” in 4HOnline during the 2021-2022 4-H year. If the volunteer was not active during 2021-2022, they will need to complete the process for NEW Volunteers.

Returning 4-H Adult Volunteer enrollment and training:

1. Enrollment

  • Go to, log into your account, and enroll for the 2022-2023 year.
  • Enter all Volunteer Application/Enrollment & Screening information required online and submit.
  • You will see an email confirmation of submitted enrollment with a reminder to pay program fees and complete required volunteer trainings (see below). 4-H Online enrollment status and Volunteer Screening status will show as Submitted at this point.

2. Submit fee payment to Club Leader or County 4-H Office (25$ for each adult volunteer).
3. Fill out the Member Agreement form for each family online:
4. Do the training course at Campus eXtension:

  • The above link is a direct link to the course, it doesn’t seem to appear in the dropdown menu of courses under “4-H and Youth”, and then “California”. You might have to log into your account and then click on the link again.
  • The enrollment key is still “Alameda”.
  • Go through the course and take the quiz at the end.
  • Once back on your home page, you should see a certificate on the bottom. Download it and save, just in case! The county should get notified that you completed the course, but very occasionally you’ll need to send them your certificate.

Reminder for all Adult Volunteers leading projects

Complete and submit online via the 4-H Activity Approval Request – try to enter this 4-6 weeks prior to the activity date, but don’t worry too much if you are late. The Activity Request is simply an online form where you enter your project information, including locations and dates/times (you’ll be able to enter all of the meetings on one form). You’ll also answer some questions about food (it will be “no” unless you are planning on selling food at an event) and other details. If you run into problems filling it out, email Kris.

Because 4-H maintains insurance and liability for its club, it has to know when clubs are having meetings so they can approve them to be covered by insurance. We must receive approval prior to 4-H activities from 4-H Staff. Any unauthorized 4-H activity will not be covered by 4-H insurance and the host(s) will be held responsible for any subsequent outcomes.