4-H connects young people and adults to communities. You can make a positive impact with 4-H no matter what stage of life you are in.
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4-H believes young people learn best by doing. With guidance from a mentor, youth can explore their sparks in life and create their 4-H journey. No matter your budget, schedule, or passion, there is a 4-H program for you!
Ready to learn more about 4-H clubs and programs in your area? Want to begin your journey as a 4-H member?
All youth ages 5 to 19 are welcome to join and learn with 4-H.
Please contact your local 4-H county program to discover the innovative 4-H programs happening near you and learn how to get involved.
The 4-H Cloverbud program is designed specifically to help young people ages 5 to 9 grow and thrive. The primary focus are activities that encourage exploration and cooperative learning.
In order to encourage personal development, safety, and participation, there are a few differences between the 4-H Cloverbud program and 4-H club project program.
4-H Cloverbuds do not participate in competitive events and are not allowed to have direct project based activities with large animals. 4-H Cloverbud clubs do not elect officers. 4-H Cloverbuds are allowed to showcase their skills in displays and events that award participation efforts.
Grow with 4-H
OSU Extension CatalogThis publication provides an introduction to what it means to become a 4-H family. It describes expectations and responsibilities for 4-H members and their families and explains the support role of Extension in the 4-H Youth Development program.
OSU Extension CatalogThis is an introductory 4-H publication designed to help new members, parents, and volunteers understand basic information about Oregon 4-H, including the program's mission, educational philosophy, and history.
You Make the Best Better!
Become a 4-H Volunteer
A caring and supportive relationship with an adult is a critical component of the 4-H youth development program. 4-H youth thrive because of you!
Do you have a passion and willingness to share it? Do you enjoy cooking? Sewing? Working with pets or livestock? What about robotics? Please contact your local 4-H county program to discover the innovative 4-H programs happening near you and learn how to get involved.
Did you know that 4-H fun and learning does not stop when you graduate high school? You can continue to give back to your community, further develop your leadership skills, and stay involved in the 4-H program as an undergraduate in college!
Oregon State Collegiate 4-H is a community service and leadership based club open to all OSU undergraduates. The OSU Collegiate 4-H Chapter began in 1929 and has a long and proud history here at Oregon State University.
Were you involved in 4-H when you were growing up? Please join the growing and thriving 4-H Alumni community! Stay connected to National and Oregon 4-H programs by raising your hand!
4-H Youth and Volunteer Enrollment Forms
2018 4-H Year
The 2018 4-H Year runs October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018.
Before using this forms to begin your 4-H journey, please contact your local 4-H county program first.
4-H Youth Development Program ResourceThis packet includes 4-H member enrollment form, youth code of conduct, acknowledgement of risk and waiver of liability, and health form.
4-H Youth Development Program ResourceThis resource contains the important steps on how to become a volunteer and 4-H volunteer expectations. Please fill out this form, including three non-family member personal references, if you are interested in starting your journey as a 4-H volunteer.
4-H Enrollment and Event Resources
4-H Youth Development Program ResourceAll 4-H members participating in an animal science project or events with their animals must read and sign this form.
Volunteer Training Resources
4-H Youth Development Program ResourcePlease read this resource for instructions on how to access the 4-H Volunteer e-Learning modules. Modules are interactive and take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
4-H Youth Development Program ResourceThe Oregon State University Extension 4-H Youth Development Program is dedicated to the safety and well-being of all participants. This resource provides guidelines of best practices for guiding and mentoring 4-H youth.
4-H Youth Development Program ResourceThe 4-H Youth Development Program is the youth program from the land grant universities' cooperative extension services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This resource contains great continuing education resources for 4-H volunteers.
4-H Club Leader Resources
4-H Club or Committee Resources
4-H Youth Development Program ResourceIf you are a 4-H club leader, please fill out this form every year to report your 4-H club finances. Work together with your local 4-H Extension office for accurate Annual Financial form deadlines and submissions.
4-H Youth Development Program ResourcePlease read over and sign this document in order to comply with non-profit, charitable corporation rules when opening and maintaining a bank account for your 4-H club or committee.
4-H Youth Development Program ResourceOregon 4-H clubs and Associations are recognized as not-for-profit organizations. Please use this form if your 4-H club or committee receives a financial gift or donation.
4-H Youth Development Program ResourcePlease use this form to submit a request if you are planning a fundraiser for your 4-H club or committee. Your request must be approved prior to advertising, promoting, or holding the event.