Who Can Join?

Small groups of youth members work on science experiments together.

Youth Members

4-H can be found in all different types of communities including urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards, and rural communities. 4-H is open to all youth in grades 3-12 (Mini 4-H is offered to grades K-2 in most counties) without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, or disability. 4-H is for everyone!

Click here to sign up between October 1st through January 15th of each year.

Adult Volunteers

"I love helping the kids g​et the full benefits from the 4-H program. 4-H has influenced my life in so many ways including watching the children grow in their understanding of their role in the community and their role as an individual and friend. It also helps remind myself of the responsibility I carry as an individual even as an adult."

–Indiana 4-H Volunteer

4-H relies heavily on responsible adult volunteers in order to provide a positive experience for our youth. All volunteers must undergo a background check in order to be involved in our program. Volunteer positions vary, depending on what is needed in each particular county. Some of our volunteers provide leadership for local 4-H clubs, while others contribute their expertise on a given topic.

Click here to find the contact information for your county Purdue Extension Office and contact them to find the details to enroll as a volunteer with Indiana 4-H today!​​​