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New Leader Orientation

New Leader Orientation

Welcome to the Imperial County 4-H Youth Development Program!

We look forward to you becoming a 4-H Adult Volunteer.  The 4-H Youth Development Program is a unique educational program where adults work side by side with youth in a mentoring capacity.  Please read the instructions below to begin your 4-H Adult Volunteer orientation process.

Before proceeding, if you are new to the 4-H program and have not been in contact with a club in your area, contact the 4-H Office at 442-265-7700 for information on how to join.  You can also go to the "How to Join" page to directly contact a 4-H Community Club Leader in your area.

4-H volunteer applications are reviewed and appointed annually by the County Director. Adult applicants must complete the following once for as long as they are continuously enrolled. If there is a gap in enrollment, these steps must be repeated.


1. Review the orientation documents

New Leader Training PowerPoint

Clover Safe Notes

Project Leaders Digest

Project Planning Resources


1st meeting guidelines

Planning a Meeting

 2. Successfully clear a California Department of Justice Background check

Live Scan Instructions   2022-2023 Live Scan

Please return a copy of this form back to the office upon completion. The 4-H Office is located at 1050 E. Holton Rd. Holtville, Ca. 92250. If you have questions any questions please contact Jennifer Garcia at 442-265-7704 or jlgarcia@ucanr.edu


5. Enroll in the 4hOnline enrollment system at:https://california.4honline.com. Enrollment for adults is the same as for youth (See "How to Join"), except that you will need to take a couple of additional steps that help us to ensure a safe, healthy learning environment for youth in our program. 


Thank you for taking the time to become a 4-H Volunteer and I look forward to meeting you!


Anita Martinez

4-H Program Representative