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Information for Members, Volunteer Leaders, and Parents

Program Contact: Carolyn Russo, Interim 4-H Program Coordinator
(509) 754-2011 •

Welcome parents and volunteer leaders.  Please use the links in this page and to the left to find information on projects, publications, and tools for working with youth. We appreciate all you do! To receive the 4-H Friday Update via email, please contact Carolyn Russo, or Laurie at

New 4-H Year Annual Fall Kick Off Meeting.  General club leaders, family 4-H group leaders, and volunteers assisting with 4-H finances are required to attend one of the annual Fall Kick-Off meetings.  All leaders and prospective new leaders welcome! Kick Off meeting times are announced in the 4-H Friday Update each new 4-H year.

4-H Online Enrollment: Start of the New 4-H Enrollment Year is October 1.  The 4-H year begins October 1 and ends September 30. Youth who have reached their 5th birthday before October 1 of the current 4-H year through youth who have not reached their 19th birthday before October 1 of the current 4-H year are eligible to enroll in a 4-H club. Enroll in 4-H using the 4HOnline system ( Please use Google Chrome or Firefox Web Browser for best results.

Grant County 4-H is able to offer financial hardship assistance scholarships on a case by case basis, some or all of the $25 per member fee may be covered.  Membership Fee Scholarship Application.

Report Your Volunteer Hours Each Month.  Volunteer hours are due each year by October 1.  If you are a volunteer leader, you need to log your volunteer hours at  Your user name will be either your last name only or your first & last name with a space in between. The password is password! (don’t forget the exclamation point).  If you are unable to log in to the volunteer database, or if you have questions, please call the Extension office.

4-H 101 Leader Training Parts 1 and 2 for Club Leaders and Volunteers.  Are you thinking about starting a new 4-H club or family 4-H group? Are you signing up as a volunteer with 4-H for the first time?  Are you a returning volunteer and have not completed 4-H 101 Leader Training? If so, please contact Jeannie Kiehn,, 509-754-2011 ext. 4313.

All volunteers signing up for the first time must submit a WSU 4-H Volunteer Application Form to the Extension Office for screening.

  WSU 4-H Volunteer Application Forms:  Fillable Word VersionPDF Version.  All volunteers signing up for the first time must submit application forms to the Extension Office.

New 4-H volunteers are required to complete the 4-H 101 Volunteer Leader Training Parts 1 & 2.  This training (how to plan club programming, ensure you are up-to-date on WSU and state 4-H policies and procedures, risk management, etc.) will prepare you to become a certified 4-H volunteer of a 4-H club or group.

4-H 101 Volunteer Leader Training Part 1 (Prerequisite for 4-H 101 Part 2):

─  Completed WSU 4-H Volunteer Application on file at the Extension office.

─  Complete the Volunteer E-Learning Modules online training course.  The password is volunteer.

─  Complete the online “Put the Child First” child protection training video.

4-H 101 Volunteer Leader Training Part 2

─  Trainings are held in Grant County and Adams County.  Scheduled training dates are announced in the 4-H Friday Update and an RSVP to the Extension Office is required.

Put the Child First.  Volunteers and Leaders are required to complete an online presentation called Put the Child First. This training is mandatory. To register for “Put the Child First” go to: Fill in the information requested and press “Submit Request”.  You will receive an automatic Email with log-in information to view the presentation.  Your registration for the training will be kept in the system as proof of your participation.

Preserve the Taste of Summer (Required Training for Food Preservation Projects Leaders).  All 4-H project leaders leading food preservation projects and activities will need to have completed this online food preservation program training series to enroll as a food preservation project leader.  Details and Registration.

Shooting Sports Training (Required for Shooting Sports Project Leadership).  Additional 4-H Shooting Sports Training for specific shooting sports disciplines is required for certified 4-H volunteers to lead 4-H Shooting Sports Projects.  4-H volunteers interested in leading shooting sports projects should contact Jeannie Kiehn at; 509-754-2011 ext. 4313. You will be notified when 4-H Shooting Sports Trainings are scheduled in WA or ID.

4-H Request to Fundraise Form.  To be in compliance with 4-H policy, all fundraising activities need prior approval from the county 4-H Program Coordinator or 4-H Youth Development Regional Specialist.  A request to fundraise form is to be turned in to the Extension Office within 5 days prior to the fundraising activity of your club/group.

General Due Dates for Grant County 4-H

October 1 Volunteer Hours for the Current Year are Due
October 1 4-H Club Annual End of Year Financial Reporting is Due
December 1 Annual 4-H Chartered Club Plan is Due
December 1 Annual 4-H Family Group Plan is Due
December 31 Re-enrollment Deadline for Returning 4-H Club Members – Online Registration-
May 1 New Member Enrollment Deadline if planning to show at current years fair. Online Registration-
June 15 Secretary Books are Due to Extension Office
July 15 Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA+) Needs to be Completed

Annual Animal Ownership Dates for Grant County Fair

January 1 Dairy – Sale Springer & Bred Heifer Certificates are Due
April 1 Horse Ownership Certificates are Due
April 1 Market Steer Ownership Date (Weigh & Tag Day to be announced)
May 1 Non Sale Dairy Ownership Certificates are Due
May 8 Market Swine Ownership Date
May 12 Llama Ownership Date
May 15 Poultry Ownership Date
June 15 Rabbit Ownership Date (updated 1.2020)
June 8 Market Goat Ownership Date
June 10 Market Sheep Ownership Date

Annual Animal Ownership Dates for Adams County Fair

February 1 Dairy – Sale Springer & Bred Heifer Certificates are Due
April 1 Horse Ownership Certificates are Due
April 30 Market Steer Ownership Date
May 1 Non Sale Dairy Ownership Certificates are Due
July 15 Poultry Ownership Date
July 15 Rabbit Ownership Date
June 12 Llama Ownership Date
June 15 Market Swine Ownership Date
June 15 Market Sheep Ownership Date
July 8 Market Goat Ownership Date

Any class of animal must comply with minimal state requirements.  Washington State 4-H Policy and Procedure Handbook.

Download Ownership Certificates      Download Livestock Health Records

4-H Club Officer Duties & Resources Packets:

PresidentVice PresidentTreasurerSecretaryReporterOfficers


People volunteer with 4-H for many reasons. One obvious benefit is to help guide and mentor our country’s future citizens and leaders. Volunteers also develop new leadership skills, meet new friends, and have great adventures.  Adult volunteers play an important role in 4-H youth education programs. They coordinate local community clubs and help to plan and conduct local, regional, state, and national 4-H events.4-H volunteers help 4-Hers to:

  • Learn by doing
  • Develop leadership and life skills
  • Make new friends
  • Give back to the community
  • Build connections with others
  • Prepare, do, and share.


Grant-Adams Area 4-H Volunteer Leader of the Year Nomination Form.  Any 4-H leader, member, or parent may nominate a 4-H volunteer in the Grant-Adams Area. The award includes recognition at the Grant and Adams County Fairs, State 4-H Leader Forum, with a scholarship to
State 4-H Forum from the Grant-Adams Area 4-H Leaders Council.

Ephrata/Soap Lake Youth Ag Boosters Pledge and Support Form.  Please support our future Agriculture leaders by donating to the Ephrata/Soap Lake Ag Boosters Club.  You can send donations to Ephrata/Soap Lake Youth Ag Boosters, PO Box 275, Ephrata, WA  98823.  Or contact Libby Anderson, Ag Booster Volunteer, 509-246-8046 or Angie Duffner, Ephrata Chamber of Commerce, 509-989-3319.