About Us

Jaye Guerin, khester

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.

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.

An organization for parents, leaders and volunteers recognized by the LSU AgCenter and the Cooperative Extension Service as a partner for the purpose of enhancing the 4-H program in the State of Louisiana.

We were formed to provide for education, training, recognition and support of volunteers in the 4-H program.

The Louisiana Volunteer Leaders Association (LA4-HVLA) was announced formally in February 2003 by Chancellor Bill Richardson and Dr. Paul Coreil

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.

Veronica Del Bianco
4-H Volunteer and Leadership Development

225-578-2978 - phone
225-578-7847 - fax

Current Officers

- Fran Castille, Tangipahoa
Vice-President - Andi Alday, St. Chalres
Secretary - vacant
Treasurer - Gloria Miller, St. Charles
Past President - Katina Hester, Ascension 
Volunteer and Leadership Development Specialist - Veronica Del Bianco, 4-H State Office

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.

Source: Anonymous

Membership in the Association is open to every 4-H volunteer who directly or indirectly works with youth. The educational philosophy is to promote teaming with other volunteers and 4-H Extension Agents and staff; to grow in leadership through utilization of skills in practical program planning, implementation and evaluation.

Dues have been established at $10 per year or $50 for a lifetime membership. The application can be requested by e-mail or downloaded from website.

Andi Alday
Membership Chairman

Become a member! 

Pay and Join Online or use the form below.

6/10/2008 6:35:52 PM
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