4-H Volunteer Training Dates 2020

We have a few save the dates for the 2020 required 4-H Volunteer Training’s!

Thursday, January 23rd from 6-8pm at Ravenna High School – Community Room

Monday, February 3rd from 6-8pm at Ravenna High School – Community Room


New Volunteer Orientation – New Volunteers only!

Monday, January 27th from 6-8pm at Ravenna High School – Community Room


Achievement Workshop

Attend this to learn more about creating a winning achievement record to apply for a variety of scholarships and awards on the county and state level!

4-H Online Enrollment for 2020

4-H Online Website

  • To log in to the 4-H Online System please click on the following link: Login Page

The following are helpful guides for you to use when Logging into your 4-H Online Account

The following video will guide you step by step through the 4-H Online Enrollment process:

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What does the status “Inactive” and “Active” mean?

A: Inactive is the status that is in place if the member has not been enrolled for the 2019-2020 4-H year. Active is the status that is assigned once the member/Volunteer has been enrolled and activated by the Extension office for the 2019-2020 4-H year.

Q: I forgot my password, how can I get it?

A: On the login page, click on “I forgot my password” and then click “Send My Password”.

Q: I forgot the e-mail address that I used, how can I get it?

A: It was emailed to you directly from 4-H Online, check your junk mailbox. If not, you will need to call the Portage County Extension office and ask us to look at your profile for the correct email address.

Q: I was given/e-mailed a password but when I typed it in, it did not work?

A: Because of the sensitivity of the passwords, it is recommended that you “cut and paste” the password into the password field. Once you are logged into the system, you can reset it to something that you will remember as long as it has a minimum of 8 characters and includes letters, plus numbers and/or symbols.

Q: I completed my profile over a week ago and it is still pending, what do I do?

A: Adult volunteers should be active within 2 weeks. If volunteers are pending a background check, sometimes it will take up to 6 weeks to change to active. Youth status will remain pending until closer to the April 1st deadline to allow families to change/add projects.

Q: I clicked the Submit Enrollment button and remembered something that needs to be changed. How do I do that?

A: As long as you are still pending, you can make changes. Youth pending status will stay pending until closer to the enrollment date. After the Extension Office activates the profile, the status will change to Active. Once your status is active, you cannot change anything. April 15th is the deadline for all changes, so you must contact the Extension Office for any changes. 330-296-6432

GOOD NEWS: Portage Prime Producers – Community Service

Portage Prime Producers winter community service projects. “Our 4th year hosting a “Friendsgiving” with members of Unified Resources.  We coordinate games, serve food and hang out. We also went to Mantua Center Church and Garrettsville Food Cupboard and packed snack packs and meals for families in our community in need.” 

2019 Ohio 3-H Conference and Trips & Opportunities

2019 Ohio 4-H Conference:

March 9, 2019 8 am – 5 pm @Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio

Conference Registration and Booklet
Bus Trip to Conference registration – Free bus ride to and from Convention Center thanks to Drs. Belli & Streit

2019 Youth Opportunities:

Are you a teen in 4-H and want to get the most out of your 4-H experience? Consider one of the following trips or opportunities available not only in the County, but state-wide! There are so many different opportunities and thanks to the Portage County Randolph Fair Board and 4-H Youth Benefit Committee, you can enjoy some of these trips for free! The Trips and Camps that are funded by the Fair Board are competitive and selected by the 4-H Advisory Awards Committee. The 4-H Conference in March is a first come, first serve basis and is funded thanks to our 4-H Youth Benefit Committee. While all this information can be extremely overwhelming, ask questions by contacting your advisors or call us at the Extension Office! All County and State Achievement Record applications are due to the Portage County Extension Office by Thursday January 31st, 4:30 p.m.

Please check out our handy guide and information in this printable version of the different opportunities here:

Some helpful information on “Creating a Winning Achievement Record”, “Sample Action Verbs” , or even State level Eligibility requirements for state 4-H awards can be found here:

Scholarships for 4-H youth planning to further their education can be found here:

Check out more specific information about each camp/trip funded by the Fair Board here:

Buckeye Leadership Workshop:
Carving New Ideas: (2019 TBD)  FLYER
Citizen Washington Focus:  FLYER
Leadership Washington Focus:
4-H Leadership Camp:
4-H Junior Shooting Sports Camp:
4-H Senior Shooting Sports Camp:
Ohio Forestry Camp:
Space Adventure Camp:  PHOTOS of 2018 camp