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!

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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 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 and receive a prize package of a $1000 cash prize and a trip to the 2018 4-H Canada Leadership Summit in Ottawa this February.

If your leader wins at the provincial level, there is a bonus for you as well – $100 towards a pizza party for your club! Selection of winners will take place in December 2017 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. 

2017 Nomination Process

Nominations should be submitted directly to 4-H Canada at Applications open September 15, 2017 and close November 30, 2017. Contact Kelsey NorrisAdmissions and Travel Coordinator for more details.Meet the 2016 4-H Canada Volunteer Leaders of the Year

Donna Bridge and Caroline Boddy

National Volunteer Leader of the Year - Caroline Boddy, Golden Prairie 4-H Club (Alberta)
British Columbia – Joy de Vos, Deep Creek Dairy 4-H Club
Saskatchewan – Paul Mitchell, Eagle Hills Multiple 4-H Club
Manitoba – Philip and Leanne Fenez, La Salle 4-H Club
Quebec – Pamela McOuat, Lachute 4-H Club
New Brunswick – Lori Anne Thorne, King’s Country 4-H Beef Club
Nova Scotia – Sharlene Carter-Earle, Double “D” 4-H Club
Newfoundland – Sheila Sullivan, I. Sullivan Memorial 4-H Club