Who may join 4-H?
The WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program abides with the nondiscrimination policies of WSU and the USDA. 4-H is open to all youth between the ages five (5) and nineteen (19) (4-H Age).
4-H Age is determined by October 1st of the current 4-H year. 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).
Do I Have to Have Animals or Live on a Farm?
Nope! 4-H members can explore any subject area that interests them! Project areas include, but are not limited to: Expressive Arts, Family Living, Environmental Stewardship, Plant Sciences, Animal Sciences, Engineering & Technology and more!
Each 4-H member selects at least one project. A project is the subject that the member decides to learn about, make, or raise. Members choose projects that fit into their family, club, and community.
Finding a 4-H Club
Pacific County 4-H has approximately 7 active 4-H clubs. It is important to find a club that is the right fit for your family. The Pacific County Extension Office can connect you with club leaders who offer projects in your interest area and let them know that you are interested in joining their club. The club leader will provide information on their club structure, meeting schedules, service projects, activities and more. This is the time to ask your questions! If you need assistance with finding a club or would like to start a new 4-H club, contact Extension Educator Toni Gwin (360) 875-9331 or email@example.com . We are happy to help you get started on your 4-H journey! Once you have connected with a club leader about joining their club, your family will complete the enrollment process using the link and resources below.
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 Pacific 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 as well as self-determined projects. Find a list of projects here.
- Enroll in 4-HOnline:
- Get involved and HAVE FUN!
Need help? Please contact the Extension Office or take a look at this enrollment guide.
How to Join 4-H 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?
- General Club Leader
- Project Leader
- Activity Leader
- Resource Leader
The Volunteer Application Process
- Contact the WSU Pacific County Extension Office
- Complete and sign the WSU 4-H Volunteer Application Form
- Complete background check and submit references
- Contact the Extension Office to schedule leader training
- Complete Four Western Region and Child Protection e-learning modules
- Enroll in 4HOnline
4HOnline enrollment help guides and videos are available at https://extension.wsu.edu/4h/member-resources/