How to Join 4-H
4-H Youth Members
Garrett County 4-H has 18 community clubs located throughout the county. Youth ages 8-18 may join as regular members and those ages 5-7 may join as clover members. Each member chooses the project areas in which they are interested. There are over 200 projects to choose from. Each club is asked to plan educational events, recreational activities, community service projects and may do some fundraising activities. In addition, there are a series of county-wide events that are coordinated through our office.
Please contact the Garrett County 4-H office at 301-334-6960 to obtain an information packet about our 4-H Youth Development Program.
4-H Volunteers are a key component of the 4-H program, which focuses on citizenship, leadership, and life skills development using a "learn-by-doing" educational model. With each volunteer come knowledge, experiences, and skills which can be taught to 4-H youth and shared with the 4-H program.
No matter your background or expertise, you can join the 4-H community. As a parent, a project leader, or in any other leadership capacity, you can offer your unique talents and perspectives. You decide the level of involvement that fits your skills and schedule such as:
- -Lead community clubs, school-based or after-school programs, and camp settings
- -Serve as a chaperone, board member, event judge, or camp counselor
- -Create community service opportunities for youth in your area
- -Work with other adults to create fun and exciting programs
Volunteer certification provides you with liability protection while serving as a 4-H volunteer.
UME 4-H Volunteer Process
To become a Certified UME 4-H Volunteer, contact the local 4-H Educator. All volunteers must be on-boarded through our local 4-H Program. The onboarding/ certification process includes:
• an application
• reference and background check
• new volunteer orientation (online and in-person options available)
• interview with local 4-H Educator
• appointment paperwork (appointment agreement, position description, and code of conduct)
* Additional training may be required depending on the volunteer role.
Certified UME Volunteers
4-H Online Enrollment
Maryland 4-H uses an online member management system called 4-H Online. These guides have been prepared to assist families in creating member profiles and enrolling in 4-H using the 4-H Online system.
Contact the office at 301-334-6960 for questions regarding the 4-H Online enrollment process.
- How to Enroll in 4-H Online - Youth & Cloverbuds
- How to Enroll in 4-H Online - Returning 4-H Volunteers
- How to Enroll in 4-H Online - New 4-H Volunteer Applicants
To enroll or re-enroll go to: