Join, volunteer, or start a 4‑H Club in Bergen County today! Becoming a 4‑H Club Member is a great way to make new friends, learn lots of new things, and become a better you. The 4‑H motto is, "To Make the Best Better!"
The four H's of 4‑H stand for: head, heart, hands, and health, a representation of the character-building core values of the four essential elements of the 4‑H program, independence, belonging, mastery, and generosity. Through caring adult volunteers, supportive 4‑H staff, land-grant university (Rutgers) resources, and fun and informative events, we are able to encourage youth to "make the best better" within themselves, their clubs, and their communities.
As a 4‑H volunteer you can be a part of a very rewarding experience, improving the lives of youth in your community. Volunteers are essential for the success of the 4‑H program and its youth participants. There are various ways in which you can volunteer. We can help to find the right volunteering opportunity for your skills, interests and availability.
The Bergen County 4‑H Clubs:
In addition to project area specific learning, Bergen County 4‑H clubs are dedicated to making a difference in their communities through service projects.
Community Engineering Club
Youth in grades 8–13 participate in projects geared towards learning about engineering and robotics and exploring how things work.
Youth with special needs, along with their parents, are invited to join this club. The club focuses on teaching basic life skills and socialization skills, as well as providing fun opportunities for learning other skills in the areas of sports, gardening, photography, and so on.
Garfield Garden Club
Club members work in a community garden and green house and learn all about gardening, from flowers to vegetables, to roots and bugs. Kids from grades K–13 are welcome to participated.
In the Saddle
In the Saddle is a horse club. Youth learn all about horses - how to care for them and groom them - and are given opportunities for hands on-experiences in a horse ring, walking/lead-line or riding a horse.
Youth in grades 6–8 are invited to join this leadership and team building club. Youth learn how to be better teammates, get to practice their leadership skills, and give back to the community.
This club is for nature enthusiasts! Members in grades K–13 participate in backyard projects, learn about the great outdoors, and build environmentally friendly crafts and projects.
If you enjoy the great outdoors, this is the club for you! Activities may include anything, from learning to camp/backpack, outdoor survival, river sports, hiking, rock climbing, etc. Youth in all grades are welcome to participate. Parent participation is required for younger children.
Youth in grades 9–13 looking to build leadership skills and take on service learning projects that will make a difference in the community around them are invited to join this fun club.
Members bring their gentle dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and other animals to visit local nursing homes and hospitals to enrich the lives of the residents. It is a rewarding experience for everyone! Members in grades K–13 are welcome to participate.