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How to Join a 4-H Club

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Information needed to help you find a 4-H club:

        • Your child’s age
        • Your location in the county
        • Possible project interests


Learn about 4-H here:

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Contacting a 4-H Club:

You may select and contact 4-H clubs by email: contact

  • The 4-H year is October 1st to September 30th.
  • Fair participation enrollment deadline is June 1st.
  • Ask the leader about club activities, how often the club meets and where.
  • Ask the club leader if you and your children can visit a club meeting.
  • If you have the option, consider visiting more than one club, find one that feels like a good match.
  • If you have any hobbies you could share with young people, consider applying as a program volunteer: Volunteer Position Description


What to Do If You Can’t Find a Club:

  • Contact the office to request more referrals.
  • Attend a public 4-H event and so you can meet the community.
  • Consider starting a new 4-H club.


Starting a New 4-H Club:

There is always room for more 4-H! Our goal is positive youth development, so whether you are raising chickens or flying airplanes, digital photography or building robots… we have a place for your enthusiasm!

There are several county wide trainings every year for varying levels of leadership commitment, and training to help you develop leadership skills. Most of these are free to 4-H volunteers and are excellent opportunities to network with other incoming leaders. Check our 4-H Calendar for event and training opportunities and consider exploring our Whatcom 4-H Facebook Page where our members are frequently available to answer additional questions.



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