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Boone County 4-H

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Membership Enrollment

4-H programs are open to all youth who are 5 to 18 years old by January 1. You may live in the country, in a small town or a big city and still be part of 4-H. Getting involved in Boone County 4-H is easy; Missouri 4-H Center for Youth Development has a easy 4HOnline enrollment system. Please log on at mo.4honline.com. A link to the detailed, step-by-step instructions is included on the login screen, but we think you will find the system very easy to navigate. State dues for Missouri 4-H are $20 with the additional $10 for Boone County. Until dues have been paid in full, the member's enrollment status will remain in pending. For a full listing of our clubs can be found on the Clubs page.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Boone County Extension Office at 573-445-9792 or booneco@missouri.edu.

Volunteer Application Process

Being a 4-H volunteer is satisfying and can positively influence youth ages 5-18. Becoming a 4-H volunteer is not hard; however, it is important to start and complete the steps in a timely manner so that youth are engaged in the 4-H activities they signed up for as soon as possible. Applicants should strive to complete all volunteer application steps by 12/1/17.

A — Applicants (new and returning) need to ask local 4-H staff or middle management volunteer such as a club leader about current volunteer needs (e.g., co-leader for a 4-H club). Ask to see volunteer role descriptions to identify a role that might be a good fit.

B — Build a new or, if returning, annually update your volunteer profile at http://mo.4honline.com

C — Complete the one-time 4-H volunteer orientation, if you are a brand new 4-H volunteer applicant. The orientation helps new applicants learn basic terms, organizational structure and safety practices.

D – Determine if you need to complete the Background Check Consent Form (LG639, dated 7/11/16). See the NEW background check information at http://4h.missouri.edu/volunteer.aspx.

F- Final Approval. Local 4-H staff review applicant data and make the best match between volunteer applicants and current volunteer roles. If you are approved for a volunteer role for the current program year (i.e., Oct. 1st thru September 30th), the staff approves your 4HOnline profile. In that case, a message is sent to the email address as listed in your 4HOnline volunteer profile. If you are not selected as a volunteer for the current program year, the staff will send a letter or email to you regarding your status.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Boone County Extension Office at 573-445-9792 or booneco@missouri.edu.

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How to join 4-H

University of Missouri Extension 4-H

Empowering young people to reach their full potential

4-H brings young people, ages 5 to 19, and adults together to learn everyday skills through hands-on learning. Working on activities from animal and plant sciences to robotics, 4-H’ers learn problem-solving skills that can make a positive impact upon our community. Through 4-H, young people learn to:

  • meet the diverse challenges of today’s world;
  • build self-confidence;
  • learn responsibility; and
  • make positive decisions.
4-H clubs

4-H clubs are open to ages 8 to 18. Clubs meet monthly for group activities and club business. Each club elects officers and has an approved adult leader who supervises club activities. Club members also enroll in projects in their areas of interest.

With projects on more than 75 topics, 4-H has something to interest every child. Here are just a few of the opportunities 4-H offers—geocaching, robotics, international exchanges, horsemanship, pets, starting a business, arts and crafts, raising animals, woodworking, photography and gardening.

Clover Kids clubs

Clover Kids introduces 5- to 7-year-olds to the 4-H experience. In Clover Kids, children learn how to get along with others, work in groups, explore their interests, while building self-confidence. Clover Kids do not enroll in projects or raise animals, and do not participate in competitive events, contests or shows.

How to join

Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting the extension center. A staff member will explain the enrollment process and membership dues. In addition to dues, some projects may require a small investment to get started, and there may be a fee for materials, trips or other activities.

Young people are welcome to join at any time. The 4-H program year runs from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.

Resources

4-H Online enrollment system
Missouri 4-H Clover—A guide to 4-H projects, activities and publications. It is designed to assist volunteers, members and their families select projects and activities, and set goals.

Be a 4-H volunteer

Adult volunteers are essential to 4-H. Adult volunteers serve as club or project leaders, help with county or regional events, chair committees and organize fund raisers. You don't have to be a parent or grandparent of the 4-H member to get involved. All volunteers are screened for child abuse and neglect, as well criminal records, before they are accepted and each year thereafter. As a volunteer, University of Missouri Extension will provide you with training so you will be well-prepared and successful as an adult leader. The orientation includes information on 4-H history and the educational framework, the characteristics of age groups, character development and safety.