Become a Leader
Thank you for applying to be an adult 4-H volunteer in Glenn County. Serving as a 4-H volunteer is a privilege and at the invitation of the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program. As a 4-H volunteer you have the responsibility to provide the highest quality of youth development experiences to our 4-H young people. You are expected to follow all University of California and 4-H policies and to take advantage of the many opportunities the program offers.
The following steps need to be complete in order to finish the volunteer enrollment process for the current program year.
- ONLINE ENROLLMENT – You must enroll online. I have attached instructions so you can add yourself to your existing family account. You must be “Pending” on your 4hOnline enrollment at this point. Enrollment fees will be waived for the 2016-2017 4-H year for all volunteers. You will need to turn in the 2-page Medical Forms and a signed code-of-conduct form to the UCCE Office to complete the online enrollment process. After we have verified that you have turned in forms and completed all required trainings, you will be made “Active”.
- NEW LEADER ORIENTATION – Every new leader must participate in the New Leader Orientation. The New Leader Orientation video can be found at http://4h.ucanr.edu/Resources/Volunteers/4-H_Volunteer_Orientation/. As you complete the video IU ask that you answer the questions attached and turn into the UCCE Office.
- FINGERPRINT CLEARANCE - Each 4-H leader is to have a fingerprint clearance before they are to begin any project meetings, chaperone for any events, etc. The University now requires that all fingerprints are to be taken “live scan”. This service may be available at the New Leader Orientation Meeting in September. Please check as it gets closer to the date.
Listed below are a few places and times that you can have your fingerprints taken. Please note: YOU MUST CALL AHEAD AND SET UP AN APPOINTMENT AND YOU MUST PROVIDE A PHOTO ID.
- ADVANTAGE MOBILE LIVE SCAN - 624-7657 - P.O. Box 1056, Chico, CA 95927-1056; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- GLENN CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE - 934-6428 - 141 Lassen St., Willows Call for appointment first - (NO FEE) Monday by appointment only
- CHICO STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE - 898-5372 - 2nd & Normal St., Chico Need to make appointment in person or by phone, walk-in not available.
- CHICO POLICE - 897-4910 - 1460 Humboldt Rd., Chico - Available:Tuesdays & Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Unfortunately, if there is a fee charged, we do not have the funds to reimburse you.
Per the University of California 4-H Program Youth Protection Policy remember you are required to have two adults (at least one an appointed 4-H volunteer and one at least 21 years of age) at all project meetings, programs, events, and activities. Adult volunteers should not be alone with children other than their own.
When providing transportation for 4-H members, you are required by State of California law and the University of California to:
- Have a valid California Driver’s License
- Carry automobile insurance
- Use a safe-operating vehicle
- Have seat belts for each passenger
University policy requires employees or volunteers who are driving on University business to maintain insurance coverage in the following amounts: $50,000 for personal injury to, or death of, one person; $100,000 for injury to, or death of, two or more persons in one accident; and $50,000 for property damage. If you maintain less than this amount and are involved in an accident while on University/4-H business and the policy limits are exceeded you are liable for the difference between your policy limits and the University’s secondary coverage of 50/100/50.
If there is an accident, personal injury, or property damage, immediately contact the Glenn County U.C. Cooperative Extension/4-H Office and your insurance carrier.
Once the 4-H Program Representative receives all information back. You will be notified that you can begin as a project leader.
Thank you for dedicating time and interest in supporting our Positive Youth Development Program.
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