At the heart of 4-H are youth and caring and supportive adult volunteers. Learn what makes 4-H the program it is, find out what is available and how to join, and learn how you can share your talents and passions with young people eager to learn and have fun.
Learn About 4-H
4-H is the youth education branch of the Cooperative Extension Service, a program of the United States Department of Agriculture. Each state and each county has access to a County Extension office for both youth and adult programs.
4-H enables youth to have fun, meet new people, learn new life-skills, build self-confidence, learn responsibility, and set and achieve goals! Youth learn by doing and receive an award for a project.
Members can range from age 5 to age 18
- 4-H starts on a club level, then moves onto a county, district, state, national and international level.
- 4-H offers such a wide range of projects, programs and activities that every member can do well in 4-H.
- Parents, volunteers, community leaders, and Extension staff share their time and talents with 4-H youth.
- Get involved in a community service project through 4-H!
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The 4-H Motto
"To Make the Best Better"
The 4-H Slogan
"Learn By Doing"
The 4-H Pledge
I Pledge My Head to clearer thinking,
My Heart to greater loyalty,
My Hands to larger service,
My Health to better living for my club, my community, my country and my world.
How can you participate?
You can participate in 4-H through school 4-H clubs, community clubs, special interest groups, afterschool programs, camps and many other activities. Although there are many common activities, each county in Florida has its own unique programs and areas of emphasis.
In what do clubs engage?
Clubs usually engage in project work, business meetings, special interest programs, as well as educational, recreational and social activities.
When do clubs meet?
This depends on the group. School clubs may meet monthly for 30 minutes to one hour during the school year. Community clubs, special interest groups and afterschool programs may meet for an hour or two after school, in the evening or on Saturday. Some clubs meet once a week, others once or twice a month. Once you are accepted by the club you have selected, you will receive information about meeting times.
Become a 4-H Volunteer
The St. Johns County 4-H Youth Development Program is seeking caring adult volunteers to work with 4-H youth ages 5-18 in St. Johns County.
As a 4-H club or project leader, 4-H volunteers have an opportunity to share their interests with youth. Whether it is sewing, rocketry, gardening, animal science, dog, air rifle, wildlife/environmental education, character education, photography – the reward of sharing your interest with a young person is priceless. Through a “learn by doing” experience, 4-H volunteers help youth learn leadership, citizenship and a variety of life skills that promote positive development.
If you are interested in being a St. Johns County 4-H volunteer please contact the 4-H Office at the St. Johns County Extension Office (3125 Agricultural Center Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32092) or call the 4-H office at 904-209-0430. 4-H volunteers have the flexibility to determine the amount of time, location and subject area they prefer. Volunteers receive full assistance of the 4-H Office, including training, office support, and a variety of resource materials and project curriculum.
Get involved and make a difference in the lives of our St. Johns County youth by becoming a 4-H volunteer.
Learn more about Youth Protection Training (call the 4-H Office if you need to take this training)