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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. 

For Adults: 

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.

Joining 4-H:

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

If you need direction to your club contacts, please email Susan Weaver, 4-H Program Representative, sjweaver@ucanr.edu or view your club's flyer



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)