University of Maryland Extension

Join 4-H

How to become a 4-Her?

Call the Wicomico County Extension office at 410-749-6141 and contact 4-H Educator Amy Rhodes or 4-H Program Assistant Barbara Barga to see if there is a club near you. If not, a few interested young people, with an adult or two to help them, may start a new club.

What you need to know...

  • Parents will be responsible for enrolling their family in the online system.
  • Volunteers are responsible for enrolling themselves in the online system.
  • Once enrolled, county staff will then authorize each person as a member or volunteer.
  • If you continue with 4-H year after year, you will need to re-enroll each year.

How to Enroll in 4-H?

To enroll you must first be accepted into a club. For more information contact the Wicomico Office at 410-749-6141.

Online enrollment can be completed by visiting

Instructions for online enrollment

Instructions for online re-enrollment


Families with an Existing 4HOnline Account 

  • Families with existing 4HOnline profile should not create a new 4HOnline profile for purposes of re-enrollment; please use your existing profile.  
  • Contact Mrs. Amy Rhodes  at if you need assistance accessing your family profile (login e-mail, password re-set, etc)
  • Individuals who were senior 4-H youth members last year and wish to continue their 4-H participation as an adult for 2019 should create a new family profile for themselves.   Do not change the status of your existing record from "youth" to "adult"  Doing so erases all records of your 4-H youth experience and cannot be reversed.     

Enrollment Fee

  • The STATE 4-H program collects a yearly fee of $10 to be considered a member of the STATE 4-H program. All funds collected go the Maryland State Office.
  • New for 2019 - Clover aged members will be required to pay the $10 enrollment fee. 
  • Enrollment Fee Handout

Payment Process

  • The annual enrollment fee for youth can be paid online through the State 4-H Program's payment portal. 
  • The link to the portal will be provided in the confirmation email received by the family after the enrollment is submitted. 
  • Online payment requires a credit/debit card, a prepaid debit card, or a Paypal account linked to a method of payment. 
  • Families may pay the fees for all youth family in one transaction; they do not have to pay individually per child. 

Project Selection

  • Projects will not roll over.   Youth must select at least one 4-H project.  There is no limit to the number of projects a 4-Her can carry, but they must be willing to complete project work in each of the selected projects.  To select a project choose one from the drop-down list indicate how many years you have participated in that project.



Want to Volunteer with 4-H?

Volunteers fill many valuable roles within the Maryland 4-H program. Without volunteers, Maryland 4-H would not be able to offer the numerous opportunities for youth that we have available. The volunteer process includes completing registration paperwork, a interview and a screening process, the volunteer would be enrolled and an orientation would be provided. Leaders are invited to special training meetings and provided with the materials needed to conduct a 4-H club. The Wicomico County Extension office can provide you with information on how to get involved give us a call at 410-749-6141.


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