Membership is open to all girls and boys 5 -19 years of age.
Youth who have reached their 5th birthday (before October 1st of the current 4-H year),through those who have not reached their 19th birthday (before October 1st of the current 4-H year)
Youth older than 19 and less the 21 years of age, 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.
JOINING A PIERCE COUNTY 4-H CLUB:
The 4-H Program Year is October 1 through September 30. Leader and Member Open Enrollment in Pierce County 4-H is October 1 through April 30 of each year. During other times of the year, talk with your 4-H club leader. After talking with your Club Leader, you can enroll at 4HOnline. These guides will help you in the online enrollment process: 4-H New Families Quick Guide – REV 9 20 2016 and 4-h-new-families-guide-rev-9-20-2016
INFORMATION ON STARTING A 4-H CLUB – 4 Easy Steps to Starting a 4-H Club
New Clubs Leaders must schedule an orientation before they start recruiting new members. New club leaders should complete the online training prior to the orientation date. Contact Mike Seiber to schedule a New Club Leader Orientation.
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 the 4-H’s mission of teaching others and enhancing personal growth.
The Process for Becoming a 4-H Volunteer – Becoming a 4-H Volunteer
- complete the 4-H Youth Development Volunteer Application Form Parts A&B
- 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 https://www.wa.4honline.com (for assistance with enrolling on line, contact your Club leader and/or Mike Seiber at 253-798-3223 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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|
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