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Applications are available to download on this website starting March 1st, 2017. They are due July 14th, 2017.

These awards are open to all Louisiana 4-H volunteers. Membership in the VLA is not required.


  1. Open to all 4-H volunteers. Membership in the VLA is not required.
  2. A volunteer may not win the same award category in consecutive years.
  3. A volunteer may apply for 2 award categories but may only win in a single category in a given year.
  4. There will be one award winner for each category.
  5. Application form must be signed by parish 4-H agent. If parish does not have an agent, the parish chair must sign the application.
  6. Incomplete forms will not be considered.
  7. All volunteers who do not win will receive certificates of nomination.
  8. Award winners will receive a recognition certificate. Non-VLA members will receive 1 year free membership in the VLA. VLA members, who were current paid members during the year of service, will receive a scholarship to the 2017 Volunteer Conference.
  9. Volunteer nominees may be self-nominated, nominated by other volunteers, and nominated by their 4-H agents. 4-H agents must be nominated by a volunteer.

Application materials must be submitted to the Louisiana 4-H Volunteer Leaders Association (LA 4-H VLA) either dropped off at the State Evacuation Shelter in Alexandria, dropped off or sent via mail, email, or fax to the State 4-H Office. All applications must be sent to one of the above locations no later than Friday, July 14th, 2017. Please read award guidelines carefully. Applications should be submitted for service completed between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

All applications being submitted via mail, e-mail or fax, please send to:

Veronica Del Bianco

Volunteer and Leadership Development Specialist

4-H Youth Development

171 Knapp Hall

110 LSU Union Square

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Office (225)578-2196

Cell (504)638-3033

Fax (225)578-7847


Volunteer Award Categories (6 Awards)

Emerging Leader Award
To recognize a new volunteer who has served for less than 3 years that has shown outstanding dedication to the 4-H program.

YAP (Youth/Adult Partnership) Award
To recognize a volunteers whose outstanding efforts exemplify youth and adult partnerships which engage youth in decision-making that affect them and their world.

Excellence in Service-Learning
To recognize a volunteer whose efforts have contributed to an outstanding service-learning project or program.

4-H Spirit Award
To recognize volunteers who embodies the 4-H’s and makes a significant contribution to their program.

Program Pioneer
To recognize a volunteer who has implemented new and innovative programs or has infused existing programs with new approaches that have had a direct impact on the youth.

The Golden Clover for Outstanding Club Work
To recognize a club leader who has an outstanding club program exemplifying positive youth development.

4-H Agent Award Category

Supporting Volunteerism: Agent of the Year Award
To recognize a 4-H agent who shows outstanding support of volunteerism in their parish, region, or state.

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