Visitors often ask how they can….
- join 4-H as a member
- become a 4-H volunteer and/or volunteer leader
A 4-H club consists of members of an organized group of youth, led by an adult, with a planned program that is carried on throughout all or most of the year. 4-H clubs may meet in any location and typically have elected officers and a set of rules approved by the membership to govern the club. Standard 4-H clubs involve youth in grades 4-13 and focus on in-depth learning of one or more projects. 4-H Cloverbud clubs provide youth, grades 1-3, with an introduction to 4-H in a non-competitive environment. 4-H clubs might meet in the community, in schools during school hours, as well as in school age child care settings after school.
For information on joining a 4-H club, please use our Contact page.
Volunteers are essential to the successful implementation of the 4-H program. All registered adult 4-H volunteers working directly with 4-H youth in New Jersey complete a screening process and receive training at no cost to themselves. Teens may also serve in volunteer roles through the 4-H Teen Leadership project.
Volunteers can serve in a variety of roles, including the following:
- 4-H Club Leaders
- Project Judges
- Community Resource Persons
- Camp Counselors
- Parent Helpers
- Advisory Council Members
- Foundation Members/Fund-Raisers
- Fair Board Members
For information on volunteering with 4-H, please visit our Contact page.