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Becoming a Member


Over 700 youth are enrolled in Ventura County 4-H

Primary Members-4-H Ages* 5-8

Youth Members- 4-H Ages* 9-18

*Your "4-H Age" is your age by December 31 of the program year in which you are enrolled.

Make new friends. Try something new. Discover new interests! 

Process to become a New Member

1. Choose a Club

See list of 4-H Clubs to find one near you. Review the list of projects, meeting days, location to see if this would be a good fit for you.

2. Contact Club

Contact the Club Leader for the club you are interested in joining. You may contact more than one club in your search. Inquire to see if they are accepting new members, fees, projects, etc.

3. Choose a Project

Choose projects that are interesting to you.

4. Enroll online

Create a profile and enroll in California 4hOnline.

5. Submit Fees

Submit program fees to the Club Leader. They will confirm payments are received so your enrollment can be processed. In addition to State 4-H fees and County fees, your club may have project related fees.

6. Get Approved

The County 4-H office will review and approve your enrollment. You will receive an email to your Family email account to confirm your enrollment status as Active. You will then be able to begin participating in 4-H events and activities.

Additional How-to Enroll Youth in 4hOnline Resource

Returning Members

Re-enrollment deadline- July 31
Project deadline- December 31

1. Update your profile

Log in to California 4hOnline. Update your family and personal information including Health Form for each member re-enrolling. Review and edit club and projects as needed. Submit your enrollment.

2. Submit fees

Submit fees and any club specific forms to Club Leader. They will confirm receipt of payment and necessary forms online.

3. Get Approved

County 4-H Office will review member enrollment and approve. You will receive email confirmation that shows status as Acitve. You may now begin participating in 4-H events and activities.

4. Provide a copy of your Member Health Form report to each Project Leader or Event Chaperone as needed

Additional How-to Re-enroll Youth in 4hOnline Resource