Enrollment & Volunteers


2023-2024 Enrollment is now open - Soft deadline is February 1, 2024, to receive updates via email and Remind. Final deadline is June 15, 2024, to be eligible to show at the 2024 county fair.

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  • Starting in 2024, project selection will be optional with the exception of the horse and shooting sports. By completing the 4-H member enrollment by June 15, youth will be eligible to participate and exhibit in any project area, any contest, their county fair, and the Nebraska State Fairs. While optional, youth are encouraged to select projects they are interested in exploring each program year.

    *Youth are only eligible to exhibit in a project area or contest in a single county.

    *Horse or shooting sports projects will continue to require project enrollment due to the parental consent required for participation.

Instructions for Enrollment (Project List under Project Resources page)


Privilege, Not a Right: While volunteerism is crucial to the success of 4-H, it is a privilege, not a right to be a 4-H volunteer. Volunteers may be dismissed from serving in any program at any time, for any or no reason.

All 4-H volunteers and staff are required to complete the Nebraska 4-H volunteer screening process. Volunteer screening is done in order to assure a safe, positive, and nurturing environment for all youth involved with the Nebraska 4-H programs and provide protection for the child, the volunteer, the educator, the 4-H Council, the Extension Board, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Initial screening of volunteers and staff will occur when they sign up to volunteer or are employed as an Extension professional. Re-screening for volunteers will be done every five years by district regardless of when the original screening was completed. Volunteers are responsible for covering the screening fee at the time the screening is completed. Currently, the cost of the screening is $5.00 (payable by cash or check only).

All 4-H Volunteers must either enroll yearly in 4HOnline OR complete the 4-H Volunteer Activity Application appropriate for their role.

All 4-H Volunteers must also be screened every 5 years. New volunteers and those who did not complete the process in 2020 will need to be screened.