General Info


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 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 We recommend that you let your references know that we will be contacting them about your application to be a volunteer with our program. 

Next complete your national background check by visiting This secure link will allow you to complete your background check at no charge to you

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