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Join 4-H

Learn What 4-H Can Do For Your Child

4-H in Pierce County has something for every student from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Youth participating in 4-H activities will build confidence and learn life skills by participating in hands on activities. 4-H offers projects for all types of animals large or small, but we also offer projects in technology, shooting sports, government, home economics, arts, and more!

Membership is open to all youth 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)

Click here for counties other than Pierce.


The 4-H Program Year is October 1 through September 30.  Leader and Member Open Enrollment in Washington State 4-H is October 1 through July 31 of each year.  Talk with your prospective 4-H club leader before you register online.  After talking with your Club Leader, you can enroll at:  Animal projects have specific registration deadline for taking animals to show at fair.

This guide will help you with enrolling on the 4-H online enrollment system.  It has been updated to cover online payments.


This list of clubs accepting new members may assist you in finding a club that will meet your needs.  Please check back periodically, as it is constantly updated.

2023-2024 Open Club List (pdf)

4-H Animal Project Information


4 Easy Steps to Starting a 4-H Club (pdf)

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 to schedule a New Club Leader Orientation.

Washington State 4-H Project List

Detailed directions on how to Start A Club


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.

How to Becoming a 4-H Volunteer

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

For more information on becoming a volunteer for the Pierce County 4-H Program contact

4-H Policies

The following groups are identified for special programs and activity participation within the 4-H Youth Development Program (age based on age as of October 1 of the current program year):

 Cloverbud: Ages 5 – 7
 Junior: Ages 8 -10
 Intermediate: Ages 11 – 13
 Senior: Ages 14 – Less than 19


Hear what 4-H Members have to say about their project

Parent Perpective Cooking and Sewing Member Dog Member Horse Member Cat Member Poultry Member Rabbit Member Goat Member Sheep Member Alpaca Member Archery Member

Thu 18

Pierce County 4-H Leaders Council

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 25

4-H Family Program Zoom

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Aug 05

4-H Dog Leaders Meeting

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aug 15

Pierce County 4-H Leaders Council

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aug 22

4-H Family Program Zoom

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Sep 02

4-H Dog Leaders Meeting

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sep 19

Pierce County 4-H Leaders Council

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sep 26

4-H Family Program Zoom

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Oct 07

4-H Dog Leaders Meeting

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oct 17

Pierce County 4-H Leaders Council

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm