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Washington State University Extension

New 4-H Volunteers

Program Contact: Melanie Greer, 4-H Program Coordinator
(360) 417-2398/360-912-2062 • melanie.greer@wsu.edu

How do you become a Volunteer?

At 4-H we take safety seriously, so our volunteer applicants must complete several steps before a decision will be made whether or not to accept a new volunteer applicant. To become a certified volunteer, you need to complete the five steps below. Only volunteers with an active enrollment in 4-H Online are certified volunteers.

Step 1

Complete the 4-H Volunteer Application:

  • Fill out the volunteer application online.
  • If you prefer a PDF version please download this fillable PDF. You can  fill it out on your computer, and email it to Melanie or you can print it and mail it to the Clallam County Extension office.

Step 2

Complete the following online trainings available at the links below:

Visit eXtension.org 

  • Hint:  If this is your first time logging into eXtension Campus, you will need to click the “Continue” button and then “Create a New Account”
  • Instructions are available at 4-H eXtension Volunteer Education

Washington State 4-H Volunteer Orientation

This online course is designed to orient new 4-H volunteers. Enrollment key is CLALLAM.

Participants will learn:

  • Volunteer Roles & Relationships
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Youth/Adult Partnerships
  • Safe & Inclusive Environments
  • Learn by Doing

When you are finished viewing the presentation, print and return the completion certificate.

Put the Child First Training Presentation.

  • The enrollment key is “CLALLAM4H”.
  • When you finish viewing the presentation, print and return the completion certificate.

Step 3

Attend an in-person (zoom) training session for new volunteers.
We have a  new volunteer training session coming up which you can sign up for:

picture of the attached pdfNew volunteers need to attend all three parts of this training, and can choose from a mixture of Thursday or Monday options.

Sign up for all three parts here https://tinyurl.com/4-HNewVolunteer

Step 4

A criminal background check request will be emailed to you.

Step 5

Enroll on 4H online

All adult volunteers must enroll on 4-H Online every year. You are not considered a certified volunteer without a currently active 4-H Online profile.

Volunteers who do not have an active enrollment on 4-H Online for two years will need to reapply as a new volunteer.

Step 6

Show 4-H Program Coordinator proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an exemption from WSU. Volunteers are not able to meet with 4-H’ers in any capacity until this step is complete.

Details on what this process will look like will be posted as soon as they become available.

Interested in starting a new club?

requirements to start a club attaches to pdf of same name

Questions? Contact us: Clallam4H@co.clallam.wa.us, WSU Extension of Clallam County, 223 E. 4th St. Suite 15, Port Angeles, WA 98362; (360) 417-2398