Getting Involved

Visitors often ask how they can….

  • join 4-H as a member
  • become a 4-H volunteer and/or volunteer leader

Club Membership

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
  • Teachers
  • 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.


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