To become a 4-H Youth Member or Adult Volunteer/Leader, please contact your County Extension Office and their helpful staff will enroll you today!
If you are unsure which county you are located in, please view our county map and find your city and county location.
Any person, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, or disability may enroll as a 4-H member.
Youth who are five through seven years of age on or before December 31, may enroll in 4-H Cloverbud groups.
Youth who are eight years of age and have not reached their nineteenth birthday on or before December 31, may enroll in 4-H clubs and groups.
Contact the county County Extension Office closest to you to join 4-H. The extension office may be contacted either by email or phone.
How do I get involved?
Young people can participate in 4-H in a variety of ways: community 4-H clubs, project clubs, special interest groups, television, school enrichment, and special activities. Young people can even participate as an individual when no other way is available.
What is a community 4-H Club?
A community or neighborhood 4-H club is associated with an area known to local people -- a crossroads, a town, a suburban community, a city block, or a housing complex. This type of 4-H Club continues from year to year. Usually a wide range of boys and girls (from younger members to teens) belong. Members in a community club usually enroll in a projects according to their interests. The number of members may range from six to more than 100.
What is a project 4-H Club?
In a Project Club, members meet regularly to learn about a special area of interest. Examples of project clubs include: gardening, dairy, horse, rocketry, pets, and babysitting. Project clubs may be in a neighborhood of a few families or a city block, or an entire county. In many counties, members of a community club may belong to a 4-H project club as well.
What is a special interest club or group?
Young people take part in this type of intensive, short-term group if they do not wish to become members of a club that exists for a longer time. Projects are often related to the needs of the community. For example, the group may receive training in bicycle safety, health and first aid, babysitting or for jobs in a local business.
If there is no club near where I live, can I still be involved?
Young people who live in rural areas or other locations where it is difficult to meet with a 4-H club can still belong to 4-H. They can enroll as an individual member, working with parents or other adult they can obtain project materials and work on projects. Individual members also take part in special interest groups, 4-H events and activities, and community service projects with club members.
What is a 4-H television program?
4-H television programs are offered in some states. They use videotapes and have educational materials that go with the tapes. Contact your county Extension office to see if this is available in your area.
I had a class in school that was a 4-H program - am I a 4-H'er?
In some states, 4-H clubs are a part of the school's program. In many others, 4-H works with schools to provide 4-H educational materials and projects for teachers and volunteers to use in classes. These programs are called "school enrichment" because they supplement the school curriculum. They provide students with a learn-by-doing process in science and other subjects. So if you were enrolled in a 4-H school program, then you're a 4-H'er!
What else do 4-H members do?
4-H club members have a wide variety of educational activities offered by the community, county, and state. Some of these activities are tours, workshops, achievement programs, camps, statewide conferences, exchanges, exhibits and fairs. Two major national events held for 4-H members each year are National 4-H Congress and National 4-H Conference. The largest is National 4-H Congress, which is focused on leadership, work skill preparation and community service. At the National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C., members from across the country work together to help develop national program recommendations and direction for 4-H.
Adult volunteers play an important role in the 4-H program. Volunteers coordinate local community clubs and help to plan and conduct local, regional, state and national 4-H events. Call your local Extension office to learn about how to apply and receive training to be a 4-H volunteer. Please also take a look at the Volunteer Resources section of our website to learn more.
Find Your State or Local Extension/4-H Office
Can't find the Extension/4-H office or phone number in your area? Locate the state 4-H web site for where you live to find more information about your local Extension office and their 4-H programs. 4-H Web also has links to many state, county and club web sites.
Colorado State 4-H Office