Leader Information

Interested in starting you own club?  What you will need:

      1. An adult club leader. A minimum of 2 registered volunteers are needed to start a club.  Volunteers must be screened and trained through the Somerset County 4-H office. Contact the office for more information.
      2. At least 5 youth members from at least 3 different families. The club members must also select youth officers to provide leadership to the club.
      3. A place or means to meet. Clubs must meet at least 6 times throughout the year. Clubs may meet at any location, including members’ homes, community center, military installation, library, public housing site, school or at the Somerset County 4-H Center, located at 310 Milltown Rd. in Bridgewater. Many clubs hold 9-12 meetings throughout most or all of the year, and often supplement with project meetings, camps, fairs, and other 4-H learning activities.
      4. Once a club is formed, club leaders and members need to enroll through 4-H Online each year.  Adult leaders who are new to the program will need to create a new Family Profile.  Click here to view enrolling instructions. In addition, New Members Registration Forms must be completed, signed and returned to the 4-H Office.

If you are a new leader, take moment to review the New Jersey 4-H Leader Training Series which is a training and reference tool. It will serve as the base for your orientation, but is an excellent reference throughout your 4-H volunteer career. Individual factsheets can be used as ‘stand alone’ information or self-learning tools.