Project Leader Training Opportunities

2023 Online Workshop Series for 4-H Project Leaders

Free online series (using Zoom) provided by the UC 4-H Volunteer Workgroup.

The full series consists of 4, 2-hour sessions. Each session is offered twice.

Tuesdays in September (5, 12, 19, 26) | 6:30-8:30pm

or Wednesdays in October (4, 11, 18, 25) | 6:30-8:30pm   

This series is designed to help adult 4-H volunteer educators learn how to plan and facilitate 4-H learning experiences (projects) with young people in community 4-H club projects, after-school club programs, day camps, special interest (SPIN) clubs, teenagers-as-teachers (teens-as-teachers) programs, and other educational experiences. In the four-part series, 4-H volunteer educators learn about their roles, responsibilities, lesson planning, making learning engaging, working with youth, and effective hands-on learning. Virtual sessions cover content from The UC 4-H Volunteer Educators' Guide: For Volunteers Facilitating 4-H Educational Experiences (published in 2023).



Positive Youth Development
4-H is designed to support the positive and successful development of all youth. 4-H volunteer leaders are essential partners in creating a positive environment by focusing on the strengths of youth and providing positive ways for youth to meet their basic needs.

Youth-Adult Partnerships
Youth-adult partnerships are shown to be one of the most effective ways to engage both youth and adults in meaningful activities which contribute to positive youth development.

4-H Record Book
Most projects encourage 4-H members to record their learning experiences with the Annual Project Report. 

For Adult 4-H Volunteer Leaders

Project Leaders Digest


Safety is an important consideration in all 4-H projects. Please review the Clover Safety Fact Sheets.

4-H Curriculum

Curriculum is available at: ANR Publications ( and National 4-H Mall (

4-H Project Sheets

The 4-H project sheets are a guide for 4-H project leaders to develop their projects with meaningful content. 4-H youth and their families may use this list to find projects they might be interested in. For a brief description of each 4-H project, please see the list of California 4-H Projects (PDF).

California 4-H Project Sheets inspired by Iowa State University 4-H Project Hot Sheets.

More resources coming soon. Last udpated 5/9/23.