All youth and adults desiring to join 4-H must enroll (online AND paper forms) annually (July 1 through June 30). 4-H Enrollment is conducted by the 4-H Club and County 4-H Office in each county. In February, clubs begin planning and preparing for their clubs' re-enrollment and new enrollments for the coming new year and begin distributing enrollment information in the Spring.
Enrolling and Re-enrolling is more than completing the enrollment paperwork or completing the online enrollment process. Prior to new members and adult volunteers enrolling in 4-H, the member family or adult volunteer will want to talk with several (or all) clubs within the county to find the one that best fits for them. To enroll or re-enroll is to;
- Complete a New Adult Volunteer Certification Orientation Training class (new adults or adults that have had a break in service ONLY.)
- Obtain the enrollment paperwork from your Club Leader or club Enrollment Specialist.
- Complete the required paperwork.
- Complete the online enrollment (you will have a “Pending” status when you finish): during July through June of the current program year only. Check with your Club Leader or club Enrollment Specialist for the deadline.
- Submit your completed paperwork to your Club Leader or club Enrollment Specialist with the fees.
- Receive Club approval in the online system.
- Receive County approval in the online system (you will have an “Active” status).
New member enrollments may be accepted by club leaders at any time during the program year, although clubs may close enrollments at any time due to maximum enrollment for their club. Deadline for all enrollments in Fair animal and equine projects is December 31: enrollment in these and all other projects is not writing your name on a piece of paper at the club meetings; all projects MUST be listed on your online personal project list.
Projects youth members who want to enter into the Ventura County Fair (remember to read and follow the Fair Entry Guide) each August is the result of work done in the previous 4-H program year; examples:
- Project work done in the 2015-16 program year (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) can be entered into the Fair held in August 2016.
To join the Ventura County 4-H Program, parents/guardians, adults interested in volunteering should contact the clubs within the county to find the one that will be the best fit for their family. Each club varies by projects offered, when they hold their monthly general club meetings, size, etc. Each club’s leader will be able to provide information about their club.
Contact your Club Leader(s)/Enrollment Specialist for enrollment details.
If you would like more information about the Ventura County 4-H program we are happy to mail you an informational packet through the Postal Service Mail. Please complete our informational packet request form here.
Click on one of the links on the left for more information.
Has there been any change to your phone numbers, e-mail addresses or mailing address? Are there any changes to any of them coming in the near future? Don’t recall what information your 4hOnline record has for you? Please access your 4hOnline record now and update your Family account and all individual accounts with the most current contact information.
Without current contact information for you in our 4hOnline enrollment system, we cannot provide you important information or exciting news. Don’t miss out on details of upcoming events, meeting date/time/location changes/cancellations or opportunities you might like to participate in or those that are mandatory; keep your online records current with your up to date contact information; phone numbers, e-mail addresses and mailing address.
Here’s a guide to help you access your 4hOnline record and all the places in it that contain your contact information, http://ceventura.ucanr.edu/files/165323.pdf. Don’t forget to update the second parent information for each youth associated to your family account.
Don’t delay; update today!
Thank you for keeping your contact information current in 4hOnline.
E-mail is a quick way of getting information out to our county 4-H community. Without valid e-mail addresses in our online enrollment system, our members, their families and our volunteers miss out on important information and exciting news. One responsibility of membership and volunteering is keeping your online records current, including but not limited to your e-mail address(s).
Regularly checking your e-mail account ensures you don’t miss out on details for upcoming events, meeting date/time/location changes/cancellations or opportunities you might like to participate in.
So that you do not miss out on information from the County 4-H office or from your Club Leaders or Project Leaders, be sure to access your 4hOnline record and make sure everything is current. The 4hOnline enrollment system is available 24/7 for each individual to keep their e-mail addresses up to date; this is beneficial not just for the 4-H office also for each Club Leader and Project Leader too. The 4hOnline website is found at https://california.4honline.com . All you need to access your personal record is the e-mail address of record (this is the e-mail address you last accessed the system with) and your password (you should keep this in a safe, secure location. If you forgot your password, the “I forgot my password” function is available 24/7). Here’s a guide to help you access your 4hOnline record and all the places in it that contain your contact information, http://ceventura.ucanr.edu/files/165323.pdf. Don’t forget to update the second parent information for each youth associated to your family account.
When you have a new e-mail address, be sure to check all the e-mail addresses associated with your 4hOnline account so that they are all up to date. The number of potential e-mail addresses associated with you depends on whether you are a youth or adult.
- Family Account: Everyone has one. The e-mail address here is the one that you use to gain access to your 4hOnline record. It is not always the same as the personal e-mail address or second parent/guardian e-mail address for everyone.
- Member Personal e-mail address: Is the e-mail address for your personal record. It is listed at the top of your Personal Information page; youth and adults have a personal information page, it is the first page of your personal record.
- Second parent/guardian e-mail address: Only youth records have a field for second parent/guardian e-mail address. Be sure to always check that this address is correct every time you access your personal record and make updates to errors.
When e-mail addresses are not kept current in the 4hOnline system, the Ventura County 4-H Office receives a lot of bounce back error messages on the e-mails that we send out. The error messages vary as; “user does not have an account”, “user unknown”, “user account is unavailable”, “address rejected”, “invalid mailbox”, “host unknown”, “mail receiving disabled”, “users account is over quota”, “mailbox full”, “mailbox currently suspended”, “invalid mailbox”, etc.
It takes a lot of time for the County 4-H office to research who the e-mail address belongs to and then to contact the person(s) for updated information so that we can stop receiving these error messages. If you have not checked your e-mails recently, please take a few minutes to do this so that we won’t receive messages of your box being full; if you’ve changed your e-mail address – please access your 4hOnline record and update your e-mail information so that we won’t receive messages that your account is invalid/doesn’t exist/user unknown/user does not have an account, etc.
Remember; whenever you have changed your e-mail address, you can access your online records anytime, day or night to update.
Don’t delay; update today!
Thank you for your time and assistance with this.
2016-17 4-H Year Enrollment Fees
The Ventura County 4-H Enrollment Fees vary from club to club. Check with your club for both child and adult fees.