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Join 4-H

2021 Information Fair Events

Learn more about 4-H!  Each year we offer several days for interested and curious families to meet 4-H Club leaders and members from your area.  The 4-H program in Pierce County offers more than 50 projects (subject focus) for youth 5-19 years of age.  Each club is different and we encourage parents to communicate with different club leaders and visit a few club meetings to find a club that meets the needs and interests for your family.  Youth are not limit to membership in one club and can join as many clubs as needed to meet their interests and available time commitments.

This year we will be offering three Information Fairs.  All Information Fairs will be 10:00am – 2:00pm.

October 2 – Frontier Park (Rabbit Barn) 21606 Meridian E, Graham

October 9 – Pierce County 4-H Office, 3602 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma


 

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)


JOINING A PIERCE COUNTY 4-H CLUB:

The 4-H Program Year is October 1 through September 30.  Leader and Member Open Enrollment in Pierce County 4-H is October 1 through April 30 of each year.  During other times of the year, talk with your 4-H club leader.  After talking with your Club Leader, you can enroll at: 4HOnline.

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

FINDING A 4-H CLUB IN PIERCE COUNTY

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.

2021-2022 Open Club List

4-H Animal Project Information

https://prezi.com/view/SuW0cErINzJPYhy6CweU/


INFORMATION ON STARTING A 4-H CLUB

4 Easy Steps to Starting a 4-H Club

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 Mike Seiber to schedule a New Club Leader Orientation.

For a list of project offerings go to: Washington State Projects List

Detailed directions on how to Start A Club.


HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER

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 become a volunteer for the Pierce County 4-H Program contact  sadie.williams@wsu.edu

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