Starting a 4-H Club or Group
How to become a registered 4-H Leader:
We are always accepting new leaders into our program. The screening and training process to become a new leader takes about 4-6 weeks. Here's how it works:
- Decide what project areas interest you.
- Fill out a Volunteer Service Application and return it to the Extension Office. Make sure that the addresses given for your reference are complete and correct; incorrect contact information often delays reference requests.
- Complete a required background check. Contact the Extension Office for more information.
- Attend a New Leader Training. Watch the Calendar or contact the Extension Office for the scheduled training dates.
- Schedule a New Leader Interview with the County Extension Agent.
- Receive an official acceptance letter from the County Extension Office.
- Start working with your club!!
- Remember to register with the Extension Office as a 4-H Leader every year.
How do I register as a returning 4-H Leader?
- Each club will be required to have a Club Registration Form on file.
- Fill out the 4-H Volunteer Reenrollment Forms.
- Return these forms and a $1 insurance fee ($2 for horse leaders) to the Extension Office.
If you don't know all information the forms ask for or have any questions, call the Extension Office at 883-7131.
4-H Leaders' Group Meetings Monthly Meetings:
Held at the Klamath County OSU Extension Office, 3328 Vandenberg Road, Klamath Falls
- Executive Council: Monthly, 3rd Monday, 6:00 p.m.
- Division Superintendents: 3rd Monday of every other month, 6:30 p.m (Sept., Nov., Jan., Mar., May, July)
- All Leaders: 3rd Monday of every other month, 7 p.m (Sept., Nov., Jan., Mar., May, July)
- Livestock Leaders: 3rd Monday of every other month, following the All Leaders Meeting
- Dog: Monthly, 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m.
- Horse: Monthly, 4th Monday, 6 p.m.
All other Leader Groups meet as necessary. Contact the Extension Office at 541-883-7131 for more information.
See the Klamath County 4-H Calender for more events and meeting times!
Can parents be a leader?
Parents can also be 4-H leaders, this is not new; but many parents do not take advantage of this opportunity, or don’t feel comfortable with the role, or for whatever reason they just choose not to. However, as we make a fresh start we would just like to remind everybody that this can take some of the burden off of the main club leaders and help keep more parents in the loop if they want to complete the process of becoming a 4-H volunteer. The cost to enroll as a leader is still only $1 ($2 for horse project leaders) which covers the accident insurance premium. More people will be given the chance to get more information from our office.
Becoming a 4-H Leader
Oregon 4-H screens and trains all 4-H volunteer applicants. This process includes:
- Reference Check
- Background Check
- Leader Training
For more information on becoming a 4-H Leader, contact the Extension Office at 883-7131.
Quarterly Financial Statement for clubs
Intent to Conduct Fundraisers
4-H/FFA Dual Enrollment
For the Well-being of Youth and Adults
Planning and Conducting 4-H Club Meetings
Leadership and Teaching Techniques
Framing 4-H for Families
Opportunities for 4-H Leaders