The 4-H Youth Development Program is in every county in California. 4-H is an organization where young people are given opportunities to build confidence, learn responsibility, and develop skills that will last them a lifetime. It’s an organization where youth make friends and share interests, ranging from building robots to raising rabbits, designing web pages to landscape design. 4-H is where youth work together to make a positive difference in their community, and adult volunteers make a powerful difference in the lives of young people. Get involved in the 4-H community and make a lasting difference! Find more information about 4-H at the California 4-H Website.
4-H is delivered by the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resource—The University of California is part of a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Youth complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult volunteers and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Youth experience 4-H in every county and parish in the country—through in-school and after-school programs, school and community clubs and 4-H camps.
In 4-H, youth design and participate in their own programs and activities. This unique learn-by-doing model teaches essential skills that youth will use throughout their lives. Whether youth are building rockets, raising companion dogs, or planting vegetables, 4-H gives young people the skills they need to thrive and succeed.
You may think 4-H is only for your friends with animals, but it’s so much more! You can do activities like shooting sports, food science, healthy living, robotics, fashion, and photography. Look for 4-H clubs at your school, an after-school program, a community center, or even on base or through the reserves for military families.
4‑H welcomes kids of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving them a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better.
Become a Volunteer
today and help create life-changing experiences for youth in Alameda County!
Join our 4-H volunteers*. They come from all walks of life. We have computer programmers, carpenters, home cooks, ranchers, scientists and teachers. Come share your experience and skills with 4-H members by leading a project.
FIND YOUR LOCAL 4-H Club in your community, contact the Club leader for volunteer opportunities.
*Volunteers are required to complete training and a background check.
Cost and Time Requirements