How to Join
Membership is open to all girls and boys 5 -19 years of age. Children who are 5 must also be enrolled in kindergarten and have reached their 5th birthday before January 1 of the current 4-H year.
Youth may stay in 4-H through grade 12 or until his/her 19th birthday (must be before January 1 of the current 4-H year).
Youth older than 19 and enrolled in special education classes may belong to 4-H with the approval of the county 4-H agent. The following groups are identified for special programs and activity participation within the 4-H Youth Development Program:
|grades K - 2
|grades 3 - 5
|grades 6 - 8
|grades 9 - 12
CLUBS OPEN TO NEW MEMBERS
We are pleased to announce that we now have information on 4-H Clubs that are open to receiving new members. We hope this list will provide you with the opportunity of joining the Pierce County 4-H family.
Please share this information with your family and friends – or anyone else wanting information on joining 4-H.
CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF CLUBS THAT ARE OPEN TO NEW MEMBERS (check back periodically, as the list will be updated.)
If you are specifically interested in the Pierce County 4-H Horse clubs, go to http://www.piercecounty4h.com/clubs
If you do not find a club when checking the list of Open Clubs, you can contact T. Diane Day at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will help find a club close to your neighborhood that has projects you like. (For a list of project offerings go to: Project Listings)
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 4-H’s mission of teaching others and enhancing personal growth.
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
- Receive training (start by taking our on-line training at http://4h.wsu.edu/volntr/elearning.htm)
- Support and are supported by other volunteers and the 4-H staff
- Are screened by Washington State Patrol to work with youth
To volunteer for the Pierce County 4-H Program contact T. Diane Day.