National Volunteer Leader of the Year Award

4-H members, show your appreciation and nominate YOUR leader for the National Volunteer Leader of the Year award!


Volunteer leaders truly are the lifeblood of the 4-H program! With their support and guidance, 4-H members are given outstanding experiences and skills to help them continue to be the responsible, caring and contributing individuals, affecting positive change in the world around them.

The winning leader from every province will receive a $100 cash prize, as well as a chance to be chosen as 4-H Canada’s National Volunteer Leader of the Year. The National Volunteer Leader of the Year recipient will receive a $1000 cash prize and a trip to the Global 4-H Network Summit

New this year, if your leader wins at the provincial level, there is a bonus for you as well – a pizza party for your club! Selection of winners will take place in February and we will announce winners shortly after.

Selection of the provincial winners and overall National winner are based on three 4-H member references, club involvement, community involvement, length of involvement, and how much the members have learned and developed as a result of the leader. 


Nominations should be submitted directly to 4-H Canada at Applications open October 1, 2016 and close January 31, 2017. Contact Rachael van Rijn for more details.