How do I enroll in a 4-H Club?

How do I become involved in 4-H?......

 Clover Kids registration forms are located at the bottom of this page...


4-H Online Enrollment Process

Enrollments must be completed online using - please note this NEW ADDRESS!  Enrollment will open on October 1, 2020.  You MUST USE the Help Sheet to complete your enrollment for this year, since the system has undergone some major changes!

Click here to learn more about enrolling online. - update coming soon!


Special Accommodation Requests

Special Accommodation Request Form - For any youth participating in 4-H programs and activities who needs special assistance, services, or accommodations.  Must be filled out at least 6 weeks prior to program or activity. 


Extension Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
                Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, and American Sign Language) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.
                To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online at, from any USDA office, by calling 866-632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. Fax: 833-256-1665 or 202-690-7442; or
  3. Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to



Medical Release for NON-Member

Non-Member Medical Release Form - For visitors to fill out (if going on a field trip)


4-H Honor Council Information

Mahaska County 4-H Honor Council Application - Due to MCEO by September 15

Mahaska County 4-H Honor Council Application for non-4-H members - Due to MCEO by September 15

Mahaska County 4-H Honor Council Nomination Form (to be filled out by an adult nominating a young person for the Honor Council) - Due to MCEO by September 12

Honor Council By-Laws - coming soon!

Honor Council Meeting Schedule - coming soon!

Honor Council Project Award Application - coming soon!


Mahaska County 4-H Code of Good Conduct Form

Mahaska County 4-H Code of Good Conduct Form - Due by May 15.  This form is required for every 4-H member, not just for those exhibiting at the county fair.  It only needs to be signed once during a youth's 4-H career.




Volunteering for Mahaska County 4-H can provide you with a wide variety of opportunities to encourage, educate, and mentor youth.  Volunteer jobs may be one-time events, such as teaching a project workshop, or may be ongoing like becoming a 4-H Club Leader.  To begin the process you should first...


Choose a 4-H Volunteer Job.

Click the links below to see job descriptions for current 4-H volunteer positions.


Start the Background Check.

Becoming a Mahaska County 4-H Volunteer is a fairly simple process.  However, our youth are our most valuable resource, and we hold our volunteers to the highest standards of quality and safety.  For their protection we do require a number of reference and safety checks for our ongoing volunteers.  Below are examples of the paperwork you will be expected to complete before you will be approved as an official Mahaska County 4-H volunteer.  We still want you to come to the Extension office to pick up a volunteer packet from Lea DeCook, our Office Assistant.  Lea can also mail a background screening packet directly to you.

Volunteer Application Instructions
Superintendent Interest Form

Volunteer Application

Criminal Records Check

More 4-H Volunteer information can be found here.  This site contains links to trainings, materials, and resources for 4-H volunteers.

All Adult 4-H Volunteer Club Leader Enrollment Information must be completed in 4hOnline.

We need to meet our potential volunteers before we can send them out to serve the youth of Mahaska County.  You will need to schedule a time to come and meet with our 4-H staff at the Extension Office.  At this meeting we will answer all of your questions, provide you with the necessary materials to do your job, and aquaint you with our office. 



Meet the Mahaska County 4-H Staff


Amy Brainard, Mahaska County Youth Coordinator (Overall 4-H Youth Development Program Coordination)


Below are registration forms for Clover Kids. Clover Kids enrollment can also be completed online using 4-H Online.  Payment must be received by the Extension office in order to officially hold Clover Kids spots and each group has limited space available.  Groups fill quickly, so please do not wait too long or you will miss out! 

Help Sheets for 4-H Online can be found here (update coming soon!)


We can always add slots to Clover Kids groups if we have more volunteers register. Our ratio is 1 adult per 6 K-3rd grade children. If you would like to volunteer for Clover Kids or inquire additional information, please contact the Extension office at 641-673-5841.

*New for 2020-2021 School Year: Clover Kids-at-Home! - We will have both in person groups and Clover Kids-at-Home options for families. In person options will have limited numbers to be able to follow Iowa 4-H Fall Best Practices in regards to Covid-19. Clover Kids-at-Home will do the same activities as the group meetings each month, they will just receive a bag each month of the lesson and activity supplies inside.

Mahaska County Clover Kids Enrollment Form - Registration Deadline is November 30, 2020.

Full Permissions as disclosed on 4hOnline registration. Includes full description of medical emergency, publicity, photo release, assumption of risk, and program evaluation permissions. To register for Clover Kids, please fill out the form above, you do not need to fill this form out in addition (available here to access to read full permissions. Once we enroll your child in Clover Kids, you will have access to this information on 4hOnline.

We must receive a minimum of 8 registrations for each group to be able to hold meetings.

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