Northumberland 4-H Info
WELCOME TO NORTHUMBERLAND 4-H!
Welcome to the Northumberland 4-H website. We hope you enjoy your visit and continue to use this website as a means of gathering information on available clubs, upcoming meetings and communications. Please continue to check back regularly for news and updates.
What is 4-H?
4-H is an organization of leaders building leaders. Over 6000 youth 9-21 years of age, and a grass roots network of 1800 trained, screened volunteers pledge their Head, Heart, Hands and Health as members of community based clubs. With projects encompassing agriculture, food, health and the environment, 4-H Ontario's "Learn To Do By Doing" clubs, camps and conferences hae a successful 100 year history in developing competence, confidence, connection, character and caring within rural and urban youth.
Through 4-H, youth are encouraged to develop self considence, a sense of responsibility, as well as learn useful skills in communications, leadership, problem solving and goal setting. These skills are achieved by participating in one or more of the 60 projects offered by the 4-H program.
My HEAD to clearer thinking,
My HEART to greater loyalty,
My HANDS to larger service,
My HEALTH to better living,
For my club, my community , and my country.
Becoming a Member:
4-H members must be between the ages of 9-21, as of December 31st of the previous year, to participate. For only $75 members can join as many different 4-H clubs as you wish.
Becoming a Volunteer:
All 4-H Ontario Volunteers have to complete the 4-H Ontario Volunteer Screening Process. The Volunteer Screen Process involves the following steps:
- Fill out a Volunteer Application Form
- Provide a current, original Police Records Check (Vulnerable Sector Search included)
- Complete an interview and reference check through your local Volunteer Recruitment and Screening Committee. Contact the association.
- Attend a 4-H Ontario New Volunteer Training Session.
2015 Northumberland 4-H Association Board of Directors
President: Bob Ward
Vice President: Sandra Honey
Secretary: Katie Petherick
Treasurer: Joanna Linton
Association Representative: Jennifer Jeffs
Directors: Paul Cole, John Pearson, Mike Jarvis, Kathy Wilkins, Kelly McNeely, Fred Sharpe, Scott Honey
Member Directors: Diane Jeffs, Rebecca Redner
If you have any questions, concerns or comments about the association, 4-H related subjects or you want to find out more info and how you can get involved, just click the Contact Us button to the right.
In recognition of the donors and sponsors that allow Northumberland 4-H to provide youth, volunteers and the community with opportunities to make lifelong friends, learn new skils and take part in wonderful opportunities. THANK YOU!