Get Involved

There are lots of fun things you can learn in 4-H and in a variety of ways. You can participate in 4-H through clubs, camps, your school, and short-term experiences. You can learn about animals, computers, public speaking, cooking, art, gardening and environmental sciences, just to name a few projects. 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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Join a Club

4‑H clubs follow a planned program and offer multiple learning opportunities for youth that are self-directed. Clubs can meet in a variety of locations and typically meet in the evenings and on the weekends. To to find out what clubs are in your area and to get involved, contact your county office. Membership in 4-H is open to all youth, ages 5 through 19, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or marital/parental status.

Go To Camp

4‑H overnight and day camps offer recreational and educational opportunities in a camp setting. 4‑H camps provide youth with the chance to meet new people, have fun, and experience the great outdoors.

Participate at School

4‑H after-school and in-school programs provide 4‑H activities during and after school hours using hands-on activities and 4‑H curriculum. Both programs are available in grade schools and high schools.

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.

4-H Cloverbuds

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

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.


Collegiate 4-H

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 Enrollment and Event Resources

Volunteer Training Resources

4-H Club Leader Resources

4-H Club or Committee Resources

Military Connected Youth Resources

4-H Military Partnerships & Oregon State University Extension Service College of Public Health and Human Sciences, 4-H Youth Development make a difference for Military Youth.

4-H Military Partnerships  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 4-H National Headquarters partners with U.S. Army Child, Youth & School Services, U.S. Force Child and Youth Programs, U.S. Navy Child and Youth Programs, and National Guard and Reserve to support 4-H clubs and programming for military connected youth. The 4-H Military Partnership grant supports 4-H programming for all military connected youth. The Extension 4-H Military Liaison is a Land Grant University Extension professional who serves as a link between the State Cooperative Extension System, Military Service Branches in the state, and 4-H National Headquarters. Liaisons coordinate, network, and facilitate programs and resources working with partners at the university, military partners, and across their state in support of programming for military connected children, youth and families.