Shiawassee County 4-H


Shiawassee County 4-H is the local 4-H program that is part of the Youth Development efforts of Michigan State University Extension. The Shiawassee County 4-H Youth Development program serves more than 1,700 youth and 170 volunteers in Shiawassee County, Michigan. Interested in the Shiawassee Couny 4-H Program? Contact Nikki Hersch, 4-H Program Coordinator at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 989-743-2257. 

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4-H Enrollment

To enroll, please go to Having trouble with enrollment?  Check out the 4-H Online Family Guide which will assist you through the process of creating your family profile. From there, you will be able to enroll your youth, ages 5 to 19 as of Jan. 1 of the current year. There is also a $20 annual participation fee for youth members and needs to be paid to your primary 4-H club or to the MSU Extension Office, when enrolling. Please make checks payable to “MSU”. 

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New Members

How to join: Contact the office for a list of current 4-H Clubs. Find a club that meets your interests and contact the leader listed to find out more information about that club. Don’t see a club that meets your needs? Contact us about starting your own! 

New Volunteers

Want to make a difference? Give back to your community? Pass your skills onto a new generation or learn new skills? Volunteers are the core of the 4-H program and critical to the success of its youth. You can serve in a number of capacities: teaching workshops, leading clubs or projects, helping at camps or fair, SPIN Clubs or lending professional skills. Our volunteers help to provide hands-on guidance, real-world experience, and a healthy adult role model  for the youth in our program.

Adults interested in volunteering with 4-H must become a registered volunteer and complete Michigan State University Extension’s Volunteer Screening Process (VSP).  VSP includes filling out and returning the VSP Application, a background check, reference check, interview, and 4-H Volunteer e-Learning Course.

Please take a moment to complete the attached application and email it back to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) We recommend that you let your references know that we will be contacting them about your application to be a volunteer with our program. 

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