How to Join

Program Contact: Michael Seiber, 4-H Extension Coordinator
(253) 798-3223 •

Membership is open to all girls and boys 5 -19 years of age. Children who are 5 must also be enrolled in kindergarten and have reached their 5th birthday before January 1 of the current 4-H year.

Youth may stay in 4-H through grade 12 or until his/her 19th birthday (must be 19 before January 1 of the current 4-H year).

Youth older than 19 and enrolled in special education classes may belong to 4-H with the approval of the county 4-H Faculty.

This list of Open Clubs for 2016/2017 may assist you in finding a club that will meet your needs.  Please check back periodically, as it is constantly updated.


The Program Year is October 1, through September 30.  Leader and Member Enrollment in Pierce County 4-H is October 1, through April 30 of each year.

New Clubs Leaders must schedule their orientation by the first week in March and Orientations must be completed by April 15, otherwise their club will be chartered after the beginning of the next 4-H program year beginning October 1st.  You will still be able to join an existing club until April 30th and then start a new club in the fall.

For a list of project offerings go to: 2016 Project List


How to Become a Volunteer

A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove…but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.

Paraphrase from an essay, “Within My Reach” by Forest Witcroft

There are many volunteer opportunities available: volunteers provide leadership for projects or clubs, manage county or state events and activities, take programs into schools, and help with special interest activities. Volunteers are the core of delivering 4-H Youth Development. Volunteers support 4-H’s mission of teaching others and enhancing personal growth.

The Process for Becoming a 4-H Volunteer

  • See how to become a 4-H volunteer and/or start your own Club
  • You will be screened by Washington State Patrol to work with 4-H youth
  • After being accepted by a Club On-line enrollment can done at  (for assistance with enrolling on line, contact your Club leader and/or Mike Seiber at 253-798-3223 or

Benefits of Volunteering

By volunteering for 4-H you can:

  • Have fun with kids
  • Become a mentor
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Develop new skills
  • Keep active
  • Become a leader in your community
  • Have a positive impact on the life of a child
  • Discover new abilities
  • Receive training and educational opportunities
  • Stay young at heart

For more information on become a volunteer for the Pierce County 4-H Program contact or

The following groups are identified for special programs and activity participation within the 4-H Youth Development Program:

 Cloverbud: Ages 5 – 7
 Junior: Ages 8 -10
 Intermediate: Ages 10 – 13
 Senior: Ages 14 – Less than 19


For more information on the 4-H Program Policies, Click Here


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