San Mateo County has over 250 adult volunteers guiding the development of citizenship, leadership, and life skills of over 600 youth year-round. Short-term special interest programming reaches another 2,000 youth each year. 10 Community-based clubs span the county, from Daly City to La Honda to Pacifica to Pescadero. Age range of youth participants is 5 to 19 years of age. The 4-H Youth Development Program is a dynamic organization pairing teen and adult mentors with a younger generation to engage in hands-on, life skill based learning while emphasizing the value of concepts such as leadership, community involvement, being a good citizen, and having a positive self image.
Can I be a Volunteer for 4-H?
Of course! The San Mateo/San Francisco County 4-H Program needs adult volunteers to share skills with the youth in the program. University of California policy requires that volunteer leaders apply to work with 4-H youth, complete a live scan fingerprinting background check and attend an orientation from the club you would like to volunteer in and watch the orientation video before they can work with youth. If adults are interested in volunteering, contact a local club leader or Mary Meyer at the county UCCE 4-H YDP office to learn more.
New 4-H Volunteer Requirements
4-H Youth Development Program Representative
(650) 726-9059 x 106