How to Join

New members are welcomed and encouraged to join 4-H at any time, however there are certain privileges and opportunities that come with registering by certain dates. See Key 2019 Enrollment Dates

Steps to Joining 4-H

1. Review the Enrollment Guide & Family Handbook and use as a resource throughout the year. It contains general information about 4-H, activities and events at the county, state, and national level, general enrollment, and project enrollment. Additional resources for review:

2. Select a club that works for your family.

  • Review the Enrollment Guide & Family Handbook to identify a club that you’re interested in.
  • Contact one of the club’s leaders to let them know you are interested in joining the club and confirm the meeting day, time, and location.
  • Go to the club monthly meeting and introduce yourself to the leaders.

3. Select the project(s) that you are interested in for the year.

4. Enroll in 4-H Youth Development using 4HOnline, the online enrollment and registration system for Wisconsin 4-H. This is where you enter family and individual information that is used by your county and the state 4-H offices to manage and record your participation in the 4-H Youth Development program.

  • Please refer to these help sheets developed for most of the common actions you would need to do in 4HOnline.
  • To enroll in 4HOnline you need a computer, internet access, a valid e-mail address, and a web browser. You can enroll from a home computer or from a public access computer, such as those available at your local library.
  • You will select your desired club and projects during the enrollment process.
  • When all components of step 5 are fulfilled, your community club’s leaders and then UW-Extension staff will approve your enrollment. After your enrollment is approved, you can log back in to 4HOnline to make changes to project enrollment (within date guidelines), contact information, and the health form.

5. Submit the following to your community club’s leaders.

  • Club dues
    • Dues are usually $5.00 to $15.00 per person per year

6. Your community club’s leader will get you your green record book binder.

  • You can access the record book pages on our record book pages or get hard copies at the UW-Extension office.

7. Watch your email for the bi-monthly 4-H newsletter called the “Cloverline” for information on events and activities and other opportunities going on in the 4-H program.

8. Have fun!

If you have any questions, please contact the Extension Office at 262-335-4478

Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities or limitations should be made prior to the date of the program or activity for which it is needed. Please make such requests as early as possible by contacting the Extension Washington County Office (262-335-4478) so proper arrangements can be made. An AA/EEO employer, UW-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX and ADA requirements.