- Youth who are five through seven years of age may enroll in 4-H Cloverbud Clubs. (Note that not all counties offer the Cloverbud program. Check with your local extension office.)
- Youth who are eight years of age and have not reached their nineteenth birthday on or before September 1 of the current year may enroll in 4-H clubs and groups.
Find an existing club that is working on a project area that interests you and has room for new members.
Another option is to find a project area that interests you, gather some friends together, add an adult willing to be your leader, and start a new club. The Discover 4-H Clubs curriculum is a great way to get started.
Your county 4-H Volunteer Coordinator or 4-H Staff Assistant are excellent resources to help you locate established clubs or start a new one. Don't hesitate to contact them for additional information and assistance with the club formation process.
Established clubs have leaders that can help you with the 4-H Online enrollment process. This video will also help you to get through the enrollment process. Starting a new club and need help registering? Check out our 4-H Online support page.
While you are in the process of enrolling in 4-H, you will have the option to pay online. If you submit your enrollment without paying online, you can pay by mailing your fees to the county extension office, or calling the 4-H office to make payment by credit card over the phone.
The 4-H Volunteer Coordinator and 4-H Staff Assistant are also available to help you get set up. Give them a call.
Traditionally, clubs are formed by an adult volunteer, e.g. parent, family member, neighbor, etc. In order to create a club, a new leader must complete the volunteer application and training process and upon completion, the leader must then contact the 4-H Staff Assistant or Volunteer Coordinator to set up the club (club name, club leader, etc.) in the 4-H database at www.4hOnline.com.
There is an annual $10 fee for a 4-H membership. This fee provides accidental insurance during 4-H activities and events and helps to cover county program administrative costs. Clubs may ask each member to contribute money toward the cost of a project or club specific event. As a club member, you are required to pay for those expenses above and beyond the 4-H enrollment/membership cost.
Club meetings must be held at least six times per year for a minimum total of six
hours. Clubs generally meet at least once a month and as often as weekly. Meeting
locations are often the club leaders' homes but other locations as determined by the
club are also appropriate.
A typical club meeting includes opening pledges, a short business meeting (led by club officers) to allow members to discuss future activities, a hands-on learning activity (project), and social time, which often includes some recreation and refreshments. Club meetings usually last 1 hour to 1-1/2 hours, depending on the members' ages and project selection.
A project is a topic or subject that 4-H members explore at a pace defined by their club. Members may select one or more projects during the year. Clubs may continue to explore the same topic each year to gain in-depth knowledge of the project or change projects as desired. Members are encouraged to exhibit finished 4-H projects at the Salt Lake County Fair. There is virtually no limit to the number of project topics available and that means there is something to interest every 4-H member.
Any person, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, or disability may enroll as a 4-H member.