The Official Ohio 4-H Enrollment System

Enrollment Deadline: April 1, 2024

The first step to continue being a 4-H member, volunteer, or an event participant is updating your profile in the 4-H online data management system. Ohio 4-H uses the 4-H online system to manage all aspects of the 4-H program, including membership, events, projects, activities, and communications. All youth and adults who participate in Ohio 4-H must have a 4-H online profile.

We are here to help you navigate this web-based and mobile friendly data system. 4-H online profiles are family-based, which means every family has a “master” profile for each family member involved in Ohio 4-H. A family profile may contain both youth and adults. Once a family profile is established, it will exist for as long as members of that family profile are involved in the 4-H program, and new family members may be added to the family profile at any time.

No paper enrollment forms will be accepted. Youth and their parents should complete online member enrollments, as they require electronic signatures providing legal consent for participation and serve as the official project enrollment record of the child. Volunteers are encouraged to provide assistance, but should not complete an enrollment for a child outside their own family.


Important: 4-H Family Update e-mails and communications from the office are sent to e-mail addresses entered in the 4-H Online enrollment system. Please use e-mail addresses that are checked regularly so you receive the most up to date information.


Returning 4-H Members

Confirm your family's email address with our office before trying to enroll in 4honline.

Follow this step-by-step guide sheet: Returning 4-H Families

New 4-H Members

Contact our office to find a club and learn about projects. Once you know your club and the projects you wish to take, you can create an account in 4honline. Be sure to meet with the club advisors before enrolling in that club.

Follow this step-by-step guide sheet: New 4-H Families


Youth members (ages 5-18 as of January 1)When you create your family profile, you should add the following “members”:


  • Youth ages 5(and in kindergarten)-7 can enroll in the 4-H Cloverbud program
  • Youth ages 8(and in 3rd grade)-18 can enroll in the 4-H program
  • Youth who want to attend a 4-H event, activity, or camp but do NOT want to join 4-H can create a PARTICPANT profile.

Returning 4-H Volunteers

Confirm your family's email address with our office before trying to enroll in 4-H Online.

Adult members (ages 18 and older)

  • Adults who have been screened and certified as Ohio 4-H Volunteers can re-enroll - (Returning Volunteers)
  • Adults who want to become certified Ohio 4-H Volunteers can complete a volunteer application as part of their first time enrollment - (New Volunteers)
  • Adults who are not/do not want to be certified Ohio 4-H Volunteers can create a PARTICIPANT profile without enrolling in 4-H - (Optional)
Club Volunteers

Follow this step-by-step guide sheet: Returning Club Volunteer

Riding Therapy/Food Board/Camp Volunteers

Follow this step-by-step guide sheet: Returning Program/Camp Volunteer

Review this video: Volunteer Re-enrollment

New 4-H Volunteers

Complete and turn in an application, and our office will establish an account for you while you continue completing the new volunteer process.


To access your EXISTING family profile OR to create a NEW family profile, click on this link: