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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 included 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, 2022.  Awardees will be recognized at the Annual 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Banquet, which will be held February 25, 2022, 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. 

Kenneth Cook Award

The Kenneth Cook Award was established to recognize one Extension employee from each region who has gone above the call of duty to support the Mississippi 4-H Volunteer Leaders' Association.

MVLA Officer Nominations: 

Nominations will be accepted for volunteers who would like to run for an officer position with the Mississippi 4-H Volunteer Leaders Association.  Nomination forms are due in the State 4-H Office February 1, 2022.  This year the following offices will be elected during the Annual 4-H Volunteer Leader’s Conference: President Elect, Vice-President, Secretary, and Parliamentarian.  Nominations will also be accepted for the Assistant Coordinator position in all four regions.  In order to be considered for one of the aforementioned offices, the candidate must be a registered 4-H volunteer leader.  Candidates must also be prepared to make a three-minute campaign speech during MVLA Annual Business Meeting on Saturday morning, February 26, 2022.  The enclosed form should be returned by February 1.  With your help, we can put together an excellent slate of officers to serve.

Download the Forms:

2022 Mississippi Outstanding 4-H Volunteer Leader of the Year Nomination Form - Due February 1, 2022 - Word - PDF

2022 4-H Volunteer Resume - Word - PDF

Kenneth Cook Award Nomination Form - WordPDF

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