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Outstanding 4-H Volunteer Awards

Outstanding 4-H Volunteer Awards

Recognizing volunteers for their hard work and dedication is very important to the 4-H Youth Development Program.  Every county has some outstanding volunteers who should be considered for these special awards.   Below is a description for each award category.  Please note that a resume is required for all nominations.  The Outstanding 4-H Volunteer Nomination Form and Resume Form is linked below and must be filled out for each applicant and submitted via e-mail.  Three letters of support and a picture depicting the volunteer’s work with youth should be attached to the application.  The deadline for submitting award applications is February 1, 2017.  Awardees will be presented at the Annual 4-H Volunteer Leaders Conference Banquet, which will be held February 24, 2017, at Mississippi State University Bost Building B Conference Center.

Rising Star 4-H Volunteer Award

A volunteer must have served from one to three years to be considered for this award.  One volunteer per Extension Region will be recognized. 

Outstanding 4-H Volunteer Leader of the Year Award 

A volunteer must have served from three to ten years to be considered for this award.  One volunteer per Extension Region will be recognized.

Lifetime 4-H Volunteer Leader of the Year Award

A volunteer must have served more than ten years to be considered for this award.  One volunteer per Extension Region will be recognized. 
 

Download the Forms:

2017 Mississippi Outstanding 4-H Volunteer Leader of the Year Nomination Form - Due February 1, 2017 - Word - PDF

2017 4-H Volunteer Resume - Word - PDF

 

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Success Stories

Three women and one man hold a large 4-H clover
STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Volunteers Extension Matters: Volume 3 Number 4

When she started volunteering with Tate County 4-H almost 15 years ago, Joy Magness didn’t know much about the youth development program delivered by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

She was home-schooling her two children, Samantha and Eli, and her fellow home-schooling parent and friend Adelia Gaines asked Magness if she’d like her kids to join 4-H and if she’d like to volunteer.

Joe Davis with two 4-H'ers with a champion heifer
4-H Livestock Program, Volunteers, Beef Extension Matters: Volume 3 Number 3

When third-generation cattleman Joe Davis was a teen, he had no idea his competition in the show ring would one day be his Extension agent in Union County.

A 4-H volunteer leader with two 4-H members at a 4-H Shooting Sports event.
Shooting Sports, Health and Wellness, Volunteers Extension Matters: Volume 3 Number 3

Until recently, the Clover Dawgs 4-H Robotics team in Oktibbeha County needed a bigger robot. Club volunteer leader Robert Rice secured the first donation toward purchasing the machine from his employer.

 

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