4-H Community Clubs

4-H clubs provide positive youth development opportunities to meet the needs of young people. Through hands on learning, 4-Her’s experience belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity in their communities. 4-H clubs contain 5 or more youth of 2 or more families that meet regularly with adult volunteers for a long-term progressive series of educational experiences. Clubs are open to all youth regardless of race, color, creed, relegion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, or public assistance.

Below are a list of resources for you as you grow your club. Please contact your local county 4-H team for more information about the steps needed to get your club started!

Club Officer Handbooks & Duties

Planning Out Club Meetings

Conducting a Club Meeting

Handling Funds as a 4-H Club:

As a 4-H club that is looking to handle funds (fundraising for fees, charity, materials, dues, etc) you have the opportunity to apply for tax-exempt status for  your club which enables you to be exempt from paying taxes on the funds you collect. Each club should work with their County 4-H Program Staff to begin the process to obtain an EIN (Employee Identification Number). Support materials are provided below for your reference. 





Kate Guerdat
State 4-H Leader/4-H Youth Development State Specialist
Associate State Specialist
Phone: (603) 862-4544
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824