There are several formal awards recognizing volunteers for their contributions to Louisiana 4-H. For full details on each award and to request applications contact your parish 4-H agent.
Salute to Excellence Award (Applications Available in January)
The National 4-H Salute to Excellence Volunteer Recognition Award recognizes 4-H volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to the 4-H program. Each region will have one Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer and Volunteer of the Year. The eight regional honorees become nominees for the national award, and one candidate in each category will be named the National Honoree. Learn more about the Salute to Excellence Award. You can read about our 2020 Southeast Volunteer of the Year and National 4-H Volunteer of the Year, Tammy Mong of Sabine Parish.
Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame (Applications available in November)
The Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame was created in 2008 during the 100th Anniversary of Louisiana 4-H. The Hall of Fame annually recognizes up to twelve outstanding 4-H volunteers, leaders, or Extension retirees who have dedicated themselves and service to the youth of the 4-H program and our state.
National 4-H Hall of Fame (Applications available in February)
Each year 4-H faculty at all levels work together to select and nominate the most deserving candidate to the National 4-H Hall of Fame. Please read about our 2020 National 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee, Denver Loupe of Louisiana.
In partnership with the VLA, Louisiana 4-H will be honoring youth and adults with annual volunteer awards. Volunteers with less than 150 hours will receive a certificate. Volunteers with 150 hours or more will receive a certificate and a lapel pin.
Volunteer Leader Association Annual Awards (Applications Available in March)
Each year the Louisiana 4-H Volunteer Leaders Association, along with the 4-H State Office, recognizes six volunteers for their selfless service and exceptional leadership towards the 4-H program. Additionally, one agent will be recognized for their efforts in supporting volunteerism throughout the year.