How to Join 4-H
4-H Club Enrollment
Youth and adult volunteers may enroll anytime during the year, however, if youth members would like to compete in 4-H divisions at the Tehama District Fair they must enroll online between July 1st and their Club's November Club Meeting.
Parent/Guardian (of youth under 18) or Adult Volunteers should go to https://california.4honline.com
The enrollment and Waiver of Liability can be entered online, but club leaders will still need an original signed Treatment and Health History Form for all youth and adults. Also for youth, a Parent Consent for Online Record Book Form. Additionally for adult volunteers, a completed Volunteer Confidential Self Disclosure Form will be returned to the 4-H Office.
State and county 4-H insurance fees are $50 for youth member and $15 for each adult volunteer. Each club may collect additional fees so be sure to ask at your local club. ALL fees will be collected by your club leaders, not the 4-H Office nor online.
Find a 4-H Club Near YOU!
The Tehama County 4-H Program coincides with the start of school each fall. This is when Tehama County 4-H clubs reorganize for the New Year. We welcome returning and new members, leaders and parents to the Tehama County 4-H Program. We encourage each 4-H member to invite a friend to join 4-H. Each club is unique and offers projects and activities of interest to its youth based upon the resources of their community and parents. The club is only as strong as its members and leaders. Enroll today and become active; learning together and helping each other.
CALIFORNIA 4-H POLICIES
4-H Handbook 2016-2017
Please note the following county and state policies regarding completion and age requirements:
All 4-H members must be enrolled by the November club meeting to be eligible for current 4-H year completion and to exhibit at the Tehama District Fair. Complete enrollment forms and all fees must be paid by the November club meeting to be officially enrolled. All 4-H Leaders and 4-H members must sign a waiver or Liability form, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement form every year.
There are different age levels of 4-H Youth Development Program (YDP) participation and involvement. Youth are eligible to participate in 4-H if they meet the following criteria:
- Primary 4-H Members
Primary members must be 5 years old by December 31st of the program year. Primary members cannot enroll in large animal projects. Youth enrolling who turn nine on or after January 1st must participate as a primary member until the end of the program year.
- Junior, Intermediate and Senior 4-H Members
Must be 9 years old by December 31st of the program year and may continue in the program until December 31st of the calendar year in which they become 19 years of age.
- Home Schooled Members
Are to enroll based on their chronological age as of December 31st.
- Special Needs Members
Special needs youth are to enroll in the program based on their chronological age and follow the 4-H YDP age requirements of 5 – 19 years of age. Any extensions beyond the age of 19 of special needs youth must be approved annually by the county director.
- Members as Adult Volunteers
An individual must be 18 years or older to become an adult volunteer. A 4-H member cannot simultaneously be an adult volunteer. 4-H YDP staff have the authority to establish procedures that are more stringent or set further conditional restrictions for adult volunteers.