There is a minimal statewide program fee that is associated with membership for youth and adult volunteers. Lompoc Valley 4H Club also offers scholarships to those families that can not afford the membership fee. Contact one of the Clubs community leaders if you need a scholarship for the membership fee. Money may also be collected from members to cover the costs of project materials and 4-H events. The club raises money in various ways , but 4-H policy forbids gambling, wagering, or raffles of any kind.
A uniform cannot be required for membership in 4-H. While caps and scarves and uniform items are available, they are never a requirement for membership. Some livestock shows and local fairs do require 4-H’ers to wear uniforms when exhibiting animals. When this is the case, check with your project leader or community leader for the requirements.
4-H accident and illness insurance is mandatory cost to your child. The Organizational leader in your club can tell you about this insurance and can give you a leaflet that explains how much the insurance costs and what medical costs it covers during any 4-H work or while traveling to or from official 4-H meetings and events.
Liability insurance is a concern for all of us today. If you provide transportation or supervision for 4-H members other than your own child, you should enroll as a leader 4-H leader. As a 4-H leader, you are an agent of the University of California. The University of California maintains self-insurance programs for general and automobile liability that protect all employees and agents of the University while acting within the course and scope of University business.