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4-H Membership & Volunteer Leader Information
|4-H Club Project Areas (click here for a complete list of volunteer & member program areas)|
|Home Economics||Horticulture||Robotics & Technology||Animal Science|
|Child Development||General Gardening||Expresive Arts||Beef|
|Clothing||Natural Science||Ceramics||Cavies/Guinea Pigs|
|Crocheting||Angler Education||Decorative Painting||Dairy Cattle|
|Food & Nutrition||Archery||Fiber Arts||Dairy Goats|
|Food Preservation||Entomology||Leather Craft||Dogs|
|Home Environment||Forestry||Photography||Horse & Pony|
|Marine Science||Veterinary Science||Meat Goats|
4-H Programs for Douglas County (information brochures below):
Membership & Fees
In Douglas County, most 4-H opportunities are offered to youth in grades 4-12. 4-H members learn together in a club setting where volunteer leaders work with a group of youth all year to complete one or more 4-H projects.
Important Douglas County 4-H information
- The 4-H year begins October 1 and ends September 30.
- 4-H members and leaders must re-enroll each year.
- In Douglas County, we collect a annual fee from youth who join 4-H. The cost is $28.00 for the first project and $5.00 for each additional project. After January 31st, the fee raises to $33 for the first project. Horse and Shooting Sports projects are an additional $1.00. This fee helps cover the cost of accident insurance, project materials and mailings.
- 4-H volunteer leaders pay $1.00 for insurance annual except those who lead the Horse project where the fee is $2.00.
Become a Volunteer 4-H Leader
4-H volunteer leaders are screened and trained adults who have enrolled with the Extension Service. They help young people become self-directing, productive, contributing members of society. They do this by presenting information provided by Extension and Oregon State University.
To get the process started, please call or stop by the Douglas County Extension Office. There are four important steps you need to complete to become a 4-H Volunteer Leader:
- 4-H Volunteer New Leader Application Form (New form for 2014-2015 available soon.)
- Attend a 4-H Leader Training Meeting
- Criminal History Check
- Complete a 4-H Leader Enrollment Form (after you have received notice that your training and screening process was successful).
Oregon 4-H Volunteer e-Learning Course
Oregon 4-H has designed an e-Learning course to help you learn basic information about your volunteer duties. The course is designed to be combined with a face-to-face training.
We ask that you take every necessary step to complete this online training BEFORE you attend our face-to-face county new leader training.
If you do not have access to the internet, you have the option of going to your local public library or call the Douglas County OSU Extension Office to arrange to use a computer. Prior arrangements must be made if you need to use one of our computers.
e-Learning is composed of four modules, about 15 - 20 minutes each, to provide basic orientation for volunteers. Each module is interactive, including appealing graphics, quizzes, and connected information. The learning is self-paced and when each module is completed the volunteer receives a completion certificate, then the local Extension staff is notified that the volunteer has completed the module.
The password for the site is volunteer. When you have visited every page in the module, you will then go to the Certificate of Completion page. Then you can click a Submit button, and your record completion information will automatically be sent to your local Extension office.
Last Update: 9/4/2014