Nebraska 4-H Volunteers of Excellence Program

Leadership - Education - Accomplisments - Dedication

The Nebraska 4-H Volunteers of Excellence Program is designed to complement the tradition of recognizing outstanding volunteers, provide guidance for volunteers to expand their leadership ability, educational opportunities and accomplishments, and reward their dedication to the 4-H program. This program allows volunteers to personalize their experience and select various levels that fit their needs, ability, passion and time.

4-H Partner Award

Volunteers will be recognized for taking steps to build a solid foundation for their service to 4-H. Through educational training opportunities and resources, they will become a dedicated partner with Nebraska 4-H. Volunteers may receive this award once every three years. Complete the following in the current year to achieve the 4-H Partner Award:

4-H Cornerstone Award

Volunteers will be recognized for establishing themselves as a cornerstone of the 4-H program. They must continually work to improve their role within the club, county, community and/or state and will be recognized for their ability to strengthen and grow the 4-H program. Volunteers may receive this award once every 3 years. Complete the following in the current year to achieve the 4-H Cornerstone Award:

4-H Innovator Award

Volunteers will be recognized for their implementation of new, innovative 4-H programs and/or activities through their volunteer service. An innovative 4-H volunteer may have the desire to experiment with new approaches or services, develop new partnerships with other organizations, or find a unique solution to a community need, all in an effort to “Make the Best Better.” Volunteers may receive this award every three years. Complete the following in the current year to achieve the 4-H Innovator Award: