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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 attending a club meeting soon.

When you're ready to complete enrollment, the Club Volunteer Enrollment Coordinator (VEC) who will assist you with the 4-HOnline enrollment process. 

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 (includes accident and illness insurance) and $60.00 per youth.

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)