VLA Members benefits include:
The Louisiana Volunteer Leaders Association (LA4-HVLA) was announced formally in February 2003 by Chancellor Bill Richardson and Dr. Paul Coreil. We were formed to provide for education, training, recognition and support of volunteers in the 4-H program.
The Louisiana 4-H Volunteer Leaders Association will provide its members with opportunities to become better-informed and educated volunteers. The Association will represent the interest of volunteer leaders, parents and 4-H'ers from culturally diverse backgrounds and various levels of commitment in the 4-H program.
Members will be provided additional opportunities to participate in community, parish, regional and state activities. Quality educational programs will also be provided by the LA4-HVLA for its membership.
Who We Are
We are a volunteer organization for adults who work directly and indirectly with 4-H youth, or those who would like to become involved with the 4-H program in the State of Louisiana.
Membership in the Association is open to every 4-H program volunteer in the State of Louisiana. The LA4-HVLA is committed to the support of the 4-H youth in Louisiana. Dues have been established at $10 per year or $50 for a lifetime membership. Special discounts are offered to attendees of regional and state training events.
Once a year, usually in the fall, the Louisiana 4-H Volunteer Leader Association hosts the Louisiana 4-H Volunteer Conference.
National Creed for Officers
The 4-H member is more important than the 4-H project. Learning how to do the project is more important than the project itself.
4-H'ers should be their own best exhibits. No award is worth sacrificing the reputation of a member or a leader.
Competition should be given no more emphasis than other fundamentals of 4-H work. Enthusiasm is caught, not taught.
To learn by doing is fundamental in any sound educational programs and is characteristic of the 4-H program. Generally speaking, there is more than one good way to do most good things.
Every 4-H member needs to be noticed, to feel important, to win and be praised (leaders , too). Our job as a leader is to teach 4-H members how to think, not what to think.