Become a 4-H Member

Want to Join 4-H?  With over 100 4-H clubs and many different 4-H projects to choose from, there is truly something for everyone in the Marion County 4-H club program!

Youth in 4-H are placed in divisions based on their grade in school. Youth ages 5 to 8 years old may participate in the 4-H Cloverbud program. Cloverbuds are led by trained 4-H volunteers. This non-competitive, group-oriented program allows youth to explore many topics such as natural resources, community, foods, science, art, and many more. Youth ages 9 (as of September 1 of year of enrollment) through 19 or your last year of High School may join 4-H project or community clubs, which are also led by trained volunteer 4-H leaders. Divisions are broken down by age as follows:

  • Ages 5-8         Cloverbuds
  • Ages 9-11       Juniors
  • Ages 12-14     Intermediates
  • Ages 15-19     Seniors

Link to Oregon 4-H Age Policy

How to get started

Look over the list of project areas and choose one or more in which you are interested. Youth Ages 5-8 will be offered our 4-H Cloverbud program.     

Fill out the Interest in 4-H Survey and, we will then match you with a club that meets your interest and location.

Visit with adults you come in contact with and see if any of them are interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer leader. We are always looking for new 4-H leaders who are willing to lead or help lead a group of youth.  

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