How to Join 4-H
For Young People:
4-H offers a variety of programs and activities that meet the needs and interests of young people from 5-19 years old. 4-H is one of the largest youth development programs in the United States with more than 6.5 million young people ages 5-19, and 540,000 youth and adult volunteers. 4-H serves youth throughout California and in Santa Clara County in urban, suburban and rural communities.
Youth learn leadership, civic engagement and life skills by participating in a variety of activities and more than 50 projects as varied as computer science, leadership, public speaking, photography, animal science, cooking and service learning.
4-H is a volunteer organization and we are thankful for our volunteers (18 years old +) who donate their time, energy, and enthusiasm to make 4-H programs come alive in their community. 4-H volunteers mentor youth and support them to become responsible, self-directed and productive members of society.
To join a 4-H club in Santa Clara County, visit Santa Clara County 4-H Clubs to learn which club is closest to you. Please contact the club leader or enrollment coordinator on the flyer for specific information about participating in a club meeting soon.
When you're ready to complete enrollment, the Club Volunteer Enrollment Coordinator (VEC) will assist you with the 4-HOnline enrollment process. Payment for the annual enrollment fee will be made online (open soon).
Step by step instructions for 4honline.com
To enroll in the program, families pay a $20 annual fee per household and $60.00 per youth enrollment. (includes accident and illness insurance)
Adults who enroll as 4-H volunteers have no additional charge. Clubs and/or projects may collect additional fees from families or youth to cover the costs of project materials and 4-H events.
UC ANR programs are open to participants, regardless of their ability to pay. Program Enrollment fees will be waived or reduced for eligible youth. To complete a "Fee Waiver" application, please do so online for the SCC Fee Waiver Application .
Please contact your Club Leader or your County 4-H Office if you have any barriers to participation or any special needs.
The University of California Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR) prohibits discrimination or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities (Complete non-discrimination policy statement can be found at http://ucanr.org/sites/anrstaff/files/107778.doc)