4-H empowers young people with hands-on learning experiences to help them grow and thrive. By creating a safe and welcoming environment, young people develop the skills needed to make a positive impact on the world around them.
With more than 6 million members, 4-H is the largest out-of-school youth program in the United States. Oregon State University 4-H Youth Program has connected thousands of local youth to engaging hands-on learning opportunities and supportive adult partnerships.
Linn County 4-H is open to all youth ages 5-19 (age on September 1 of current 4-H year: Cloverbuds 5-8, Juniors 9-11, Intermediates 12-14, Seniors 15-18) and volunteers that will play a key role in helping our young people. For more information, please call our office at 541-967-3871.
Volunteer Continuing Education
As a volunteer, it is important to keep up-to-date on new information related to your project area. This year we are beginning a program to help you increase your knowledge as a volunteer. Beginning in September 2019, every Linn County Volunteer needs to complete at least one continuing education hour. Continuing education can include using webinars from eXtension or attending a state training such as shooting sports. Please contact Andrea if you have any questions.
Linn County 4-H Forms
4-H New Member Interest Form: Interested in 4-H and want to join? The Linn County 4-H program offers many different clubs and projects. Please fill out this form so we can learn more about your interests and find a club and project area that will be the best fit.
4-H New Volunteer Application: As a 4-H volunteer leader, you play a key role in helping young people grow as individuals, acquire new knowledge and skills, and become active members of their communities. If you have not been a leader before, please complete this application to begin your rewarding volunteer leadership journey.
Linn County 4-H Youth Enrollment: Returning 4-H members must complete this form to re-enroll and turn it into their club leader. New members need to fill out the "Member Interest Form" questionnaire above in order to get started with Linn County 4-H.
4-H Club Fundraising Form: During the planning process of a 4-H fundraiser activity for your 4-H club, please fill out this form and return it to the Linn County Extension office
The Safety and Well-being of Youth: The 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.
USDA 4-H Volunteer Resources: The 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.
Volunteer e-Learning Courses: These 4-H Volunteer e-Learning Courses will help new or current volunteers learn more about 4-H with interactive on-line courses.