New and Returning Youth Members
Being a Youth Member
Over 85,000 youth are enrolled in 4-H in California.
Primary Members - 4-H Ages* 5 to 8
Youth Members - 4-H Ages* 9 to 18
*Your "4-H Age" is your age by December 31 of the program year you are enrolled in.
You are welcome to join 4-H anytime of the year; although, most of the project and club activities are held from late August through May. The DEADLINE for enrollment in 4hOnline.com is November 30th to be eligible to show and/or sell an animal at the Placer County and Gold Country Fairs, and to represent Placer County 4-H at State Fair Horse Shows.
The Youth Member enrollment fee is $46.00 for the 2017/18 year.
New Youth Member
Process to become a new 4-H Youth Member
Choose a Club.
Choose a club in your area click here. You have to choose a minimum of one club when you sign up.
Contact the club.
Contact the Club Leader or VEC (Volunteer Enrollment Coordinator) for the club you are interested in joining. The leader can also give you more information about the club and the types of projects offered.
Choose a Project.
The Club Leader can let you know what projects are open for enrollment. You can choose the projects and activities that sound interesting to you.
Sign up in 4hOnline.
Before attending your clubs first meeting create a family profile in 4hOnline. Members are grouped by Family, so you can add all youth family members who want to join 4-H. New Member - How to enroll in 4hOnline
Submit program fees.
Submit your program fees payment to your Club VEC (Volunteer Enrollment Coordinator). They will log in to 4hOnline to confirm when payments are received so your enrollment can be processed.
After the county 4-H office reviews the enrollment you will receive an email sent to your Family email account to confirm your enrollment status as Active. Once your membership is active, you can start participating in 4-H events and activities!
All 4-H members must re-enroll by November 30th each year.
Membership Renewal Process
Select the "Enroll for 2017-18" for the renewing member.
Update personal information.
Make sure all of your personal information is up to date, including email address. Email is the primary way you will receive communications outside of club and project meetings.
New in 2017 Health History form is now in 4hOnline. Please fill in completely - this can be accessed for participation in
4-H events and activities.
Update your 4-H participation.
Only select the club, projects and groups that you will be participating in for the new year. Remove any clubs or projects that you will not be actively participating in.
Submit your program fees.
Your membership renewal is pending until your Club VEC confirms payment and your county 4-H office reviews that all renewal information and fees are submitted.
Check you Family email account for the confirmation that your renewal is active. Once your membership is active, you may participate in 4-H events and activities!