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How to Join 4-H



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

Each 4-H club is run by a volunteer called a Community Club Leader and other 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 a club. 

Check in with the designated Club Leader of a club to find out about its offerings. The 4-H enrollment fee is $67 per year. Detailed information about the benefits of 4-H membership can be found in the UC 4H HandBook for Families .

For a list of our current LA County 4-H Clubs, click here.

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 club 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 and convey that you are signing up for 4-H. Then, the club will send you more club information, including the types of projects it offers.

Step 3: Choose a Project - The Club Leader will 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 - See (4-H Enrollment Resources). 

Step 6: Submit program fees - Submit enrollment fee payment to the Club Leader ($67).  Please note that some clubs may have additional fees.

New / Returning 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: Enroll in 4H - See (4-H Enrollment System Resources

Step 3: New Leaders complete the New Volunteer Training. Returning Volunteers take the Returning Volunteer Training (enrollment key sent in confirmation email from step 2).

Step 4: Complete a Department of Justice background check (contact Charlene Moore)

Online Enrollment Information (New & Continuing)



4-H Enrollment System Resources