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How to Join 4-H



Young people ages 5 to 19 can join one of the 15 4-H Clubs throughout  Los Angeles County.

Each 4-H Club is run by a volunteer called a Community Club Leader and often, a number of volunteers who help youth with specific projects called Project Leaders. Each club offers slightly different projects, based on the expertise of the volunteers and interests of the children in each club.  Check in with the designated club leader to find out more about what the club offers.  The 4-H enrollment fee is $62 per year.  Detailed information about the benefits of 4-H membership can be found in the Hand Book for Families .

Here is a list of our current 4-H Clubs throughout Los Angeles County.  If you find that there is not a club in your community, and you are interested in starting one, please contact Charlene Moore at moore@ucanr.edu.  You can become a 4-H Community Club Leader and start a new club in your community.


New Members

Step 1: Find a Unit to join. - Each unit/club offers different projects. If the project you are looking for is available in a different unit, you may choose more than one unit in your county, but one has to be designated as your Primary Unit.

Step 2: Contact the Club Leader Contact the Club Leader for the club you are interested in joining to let them know you are signing up for 4-H. They can give you more information about their club and the types of projects they offer.

Step 3: Choose a Project - The Club Leader can let you know what projects are open for enrollment. You can choose the projects that sound interesting to you. Sign up for at least one project when you enroll.

Step 4: Create a profile in 4-H Online 2.0 - 4-H Online is our online system to sign up members and volunteers in 4-H.The 4-H Online Family Enrollment Guide will give you step by step guidance to enroll in 4-H Online. 

Step 6: Submit program fees - Submit enrollment fee payment to the club leader ($62).  Some clubs have additional fees.

New Volunteers

All new 4-H volunteers must go through a screening process. Our #1 priority in 4-H is the safety of young people. An important part of providing a safe environment is to conduct background checks on our volunteers and staff. 

Step 1: Complete the On-line 4-H Volunteer Interest Survey.

Step 2: Complete the New Volunteer Training All new 4-H Volunteers are required to take On-line courses that introduces you to the best practices in positive youth development that are used in 4-H. Contact the 4-H County Office for the County Key required to enroll in training).

Step 3: Create an adult volunteer profile on 4hOnline. See 4-H Online Family Enrollment Guide for instructions.

Step 4: Complete a Department of Justice background check (live scan).