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Join 4-H

Program Contact: Snohomish County 4-H Office
(425) 357-6044 • snoco.4h@wsu.edu

How to Join 4-H

In 4-H, youth choose one or more areas of interest to explore. 4-H calls these areas of interest “projects”. Youth also choose a 4-H club in which to explore their project. Follow these steps to get involved in a 4-H Club.

1. Choose a Project

What are you interested in? 4-H offers many opportunities to learn more! Choose one (or more) of the projects offered in Snohomish County 4-H:

  • Dogs, Horses, Cats, Rabbits, Cavies, Alpacas, Llamas, Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Swine, Goats, Poultry
  • Veterinary Science, Mechanical Science
  • Environmental Stewardship & Exploration
  • Archery, Riflery, Fishing, Woodworking, Model Trains
  • Gardening, Foods, Sewing, Needlework, Photography, Creative Arts, Performing Arts
  • Robotics, Computers, Technology, Minecraft
  • and more!

2. Choose a 4-H Club

To find a club that offers leadership in the project you are interested in, visit our 4-H Club Directory. (A mobile-friendly version is coming soon).

You can also contact 4-H staff to find a club; or to learn how to start your own! 425-357-6044 | snoco.4h@wsu.edu

3. Make Connections

Use the provided contact information to connect with clubs to learn more about them and arrange to visit meetings or activities to find the club that best fits your needs and goals.

4. Enroll in 4-H and HAVE FUN!

Once you have chosen a club, enroll in 4-HOnline. Then jump right in and get involved! 4-H is all about learning-by-doing, hands-on fun!

4-H staff is happy to help in any step: snoco.4h@wsu.edu or 425-357-6044.


4-H Participation Models

Community Clubs

A 4-H club is a group of youth who are led by volunteers. Clubs may be a single-project club, where the group only participates in one project area (like only dogs, or only cooking) or multi-project club, where the group participates in many project areas.

School Enrichment and Camps

4-H offers over 450 curriculum and learning resources that are research-based, peer-reviewed, hands-on fun for after school, home school, school enrichment, day camps, and more. We’d love to talk with you about content delivery options for your program.

Contact to learn more: kim.baker@wsu.edu.

Visit the 4-H Curriculum and Resources Webpage.

Independent Member Option

An independent member program is offered for those youth who are not able to join a club. This program involves setting goals, quarterly meetings to discuss progress and end of the year activities. Independent Member Plan (pdf)