Santa Clara County
University of California
Santa Clara County

How to Join

To join a 4-H club in Santa Clara County, visit the list of Santa Clara County 4-H Clubs to learn which club is closest to you. The contact information for the Community Club Leader is included These 4-H volunteers will provide information about meeting schedules and locations, describe the projects offered by the volunteer leaders in their club, and help you complete the 4-HOnline enrollment process.  Membership is required before registration for any 4-H Event can be processed. 

Age Eligibility
Youth are eligible to participate in 4-H clubs as:

  • Primary Members: five years old as of December 31st of the current program year.
  • Regular members: nine years old by December 31st of the current program year. 

The Santa Clara County program year runs from July 1 through June 30. Youth remain eligible for membership until December 31 of the year in which they turn 19 years old.

In Santa Clara County there is an enrollment fee. This annual program fee is used to train volunteers, support the development of new educational materials, and cover the cost of insurance.

ANR programs are open to participants, regardless of their ability to pay. Program Enrollment fees will be waived or reduced for eligible youth. Please contact your Club Volunteer Enrollment Coordinator or your County 4-H Office if you have any barriers to participation or any special needs.

Additional fees may be collected from members to cover the costs of project materials and 4-H events. These fees may not be waived.  4-H members must receive fair value in goods and/or services for any money collected. Local clubs raise money in various ways, but 4-H policy forbids gambling, wagering, or raffles of any kind.

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 nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at

4-H accident and illness insurance is mandatory and included in the cost of enrollment. The Community Leader in your club will provide an informational leaflet. The leaflet explains what medical costs are covered in case of an accident or illness that occurs during any 4-H work or while traveling to or from official 4-H meetings and events.

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