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Information for Members, Volunteer Leaders, and Parents

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

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 ( There is an additional $25 fee for late enrollments. 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 report 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 contact the Extension Office. You CAN – and if possible, please do, put in your volunteer hours retroactively.

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.

WSU Put the Child First Training Video
Create an account at eXtension Online Campus to access courses.
Once Registered for volunteer courses, enter Enrollment Key:
WSU Put the Child First ─ Enrollment Key:  GRANT/ADAMS4H

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 Carolyn Russo,, 754-2011 ext. 4313.

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.

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

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 Washington 4-H Volunteer Orientation Modules. Enrollment Key:  GRANT
─  Complete the WSU Put the Child First training video.  Enrollment Key:  GRANT/ADAMS4H
Note:  Create an account at eXtension Online Campus to access and complete courses.

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.

Washington State 4-H Food Preservation Training is a series of five online lessons for 4-H project leaders leading Food Preservation curriculum and activities. All 4-H Project Leaders leading Food Preservation projects and activities will need to have completed this training series to enroll. The training is free to 4-H Volunteers.  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 Carolyn Russo,, 509-754-2011 ext. 4313. You will be notified when 4-H Shooting Sports Trainings are scheduled in WA or ID. 

4-H Due Dates

General Due Dates for Grant County 4-H

October 1        New 4-H Year Starts and Enrollment Begins

October 1        Volunteer Hours for the Current Year are Due

October 31      4-H Club Annual End of Year Financial Reporting Forms are Due to the Extension Office. (4-H clubs that do not handle finances are still required to turn in a report that shows no funds are being handled.)

December 1    Annual 4-H Chartered Club Plan & Budget is Due

December 1    Annual 4-H Family Group Plan is Due

January 31      Re-enrollment Deadline for Returning 4-H Club Members – Online Registration ($25 late fee after January 31)

April 1              Ken Ardell Scholarship Applications are Due

May 1              New Member Enrollment Deadline if planning to show at current year fair.

June 15           Secretary Books are Due to Extension Office

July 15            Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) Completion Deadline

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 TBA)

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 (Weigh & Tag Day TBA)

June 10          Market Sheep Ownership Date (Weigh & Tag Day TBA)

Note:   If you have project animal issues (sickness, won’t breed, or death,) please contact the Extension Office. Hardship cases will be considered to allow you to show at fair.

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.