Starting a 4-H Club or Group

Planning & Conducting 4-H Club Meetings

Who are the youth?

  • 4-H Cloverbuds are youth ages 5-8 who explore their community, science, art, foods, natural resources, animals and more!
  • 4-H clubs are youth ages 9-19 who select a project from the list shown on the Projects & Clubs page (This can be found by clicking on the link titled Projects & Clubs to the left of the screen in the orange navigation bar.)

What support do I receive as a 4-H Adult Volunteer?

  • New Leader Training
  • Subject Matter Training
  • Support from 4-H faculty and staff
  • Support from other 4-H Adult Volunteers
  • Project books for leaders and members

What kind of commitment must I make?

  • One year, or
  • A few months, or
  • A few weeks, or
  • One time.
  • Whatever your time, interests and the needs of the youth are.

How do I start?

  • Choose your project of interest
  • Complete a volunteer application form/Background Check
  • Interview with an Extension faculty member
  • Attend New Leader Training
  • Recruit club members!

What 4-H volunteers do for youth in Gilliam County: 

4-H adult volunteers help young people become self-directing, productive, contributing members of society

  • 4-H adult volunteers help youth develop inquiring minds, an eagerness to learn, and the ability to apply science and technology
  • 4-H adult volunteers help youth learn practical skills,
    develop competencies and acquire knowledge
  • 4-H adult volunteers help youth acquire positive attitudes about themselves
  • 4-H adult volunteers help youth improve communications skills and self-expression
  • 4-H adult volunteers help youth increase leadership capabilities

For questions about any of the steps mentioned above feel free to contact the Extension Office by calling 541-384-2271.

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