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Join 4-H

Program Contact: Michelle Lain, 4-H Program Assistant
(509) 667-6540 • michelle.lain@wsu.edu

How to join 4-H as a youth member:

  • Find a Club:
    • Find a club that offers leadership in a project you’re interested in. Contact the WSU Chelan & Douglas County Extension Office to find a club or start your own.
  • Decide on a Project:
    • There are numerous different project opportunities for 4-H members to participate in and with self-determined projects. Follow this link to find the list of projects.
  • Enroll in 4-H online:
  • Get involved and HAVE FUN!

Need help? Please contact the Extension Office or take a look at this enrollment guide.


How to join as an adult volunteer:

  • What is an adult volunteer?
    • A volunteer is someone who devotes his or her time gratuitously to the WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program without expectation of pay or benefits
  • How can I serve as a volunteer?
    • WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program Certified Volunteers
      • General/Organizational Leader
      • Project Leader
      • 4-H Service Leader
      • 4-H County Program Leader
    • Resource Volunteers
    • 4-H Collaborators

How to Become a Volunteer

  1. Complete and turn-in the complete 4-H Volunteer Application packet
  2. Talk with our Chelan-Douglas Counties 4-H Coordinator (509) 667-6540 for further explanation and placement.
  3. Attend a “New Leader Training” class
  4. Get Involved
    1. Chelan County Leaders’ Council Meetings are the first Monday of the month
      1. Chelan County 4-H Leaders’ Council By-Laws
    2. Douglas County Leaders’ Council Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month.
      1. Douglas County 4-H Leaders’ Council Constitution
  5. Report volunteer hours
    1. Volunteer Hours Form.pdf
    2. Volunteer Hours Reporting Instructions.pdf
    3. Volunteer Hours Reporting site

Enroll in 4-H

Need help with payments? The following resource documents are a useful tool to walk you through the enrollment process.
Adding Credit Cards to 4HOnline:
Here are some other links that may be helpful:

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