Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain love for one another.
- Erma Brombeck
Submitted by Hope Woods
Volunteering is a great way to find employment leads and to experience new opportunities and skills. Make new friends and create new resources in the job circuit.
New Volunteer Leader Information
- New Volunteer Leader Application Packet
- New Leader Application Form
- Volunteer Leader Handbook
- On-line Volunteer Leader Training (good information for new and seasoned leaders)
Volunteers are the heart and soul of 4-H. Iron County has great volunteer leaders doing many great things for youth and the community. Please help the 4-H Office identify and appropriately recognize volunteer leaders and supporters of the 4-H program in our county. If you know of a great 4-H supporter or accomplished leader please nominate them for one (or more) of the awards listed below. Please don't assume someone else will do it.
Any member, leader, parent, or community member is welcome to nominate a volunteer for an award. Award criteria are listed below.
SALUTE TO 4-H VOLUNTEERS: Recognizes a volunteer who has provided outstanding service to 4-H. County recipient will be honored at the State 4-H Awards Banquet.
SALUTE TO 4-H YOUTH VOLUNTEERS: Recognizes a 4-H’er who was enrolled in 11th or 12th grade on January 1 of the current program year who has provided outstanding leadership and service to 4-H. County recipient will be honored at the State 4-H Awards Banquet.
4-H ALUMNI OF THE YEAR: Recognizes an alumnus who continues to live up to the 4-H motto, “Make the Best Better” by providing outstanding volunteer service to the 4-H program.
4-H MENTOR OF THE YEAR: Recognizes a volunteer who serves, either formally or informally, as a mentor to fellow 4-H club leaders in the county, providing the support needed to motivate, encourage, educate, and/or recognize other volunteers. County award recipient is nominated for the State 4-H Mentor of the Year Award.
CLOVER KEY AWARD: The KEY to 4-H growth lies in new, committed and creative leaders. This award recognizes new leaders with service from 1 to 5 years who have provided outstanding service to 4-H. County award recipient is nominated for the State Clover Key Award.
DOORKNOB AWARD: Recognizes a volunteer who has “opened the door” for the 4-H program through special outreach, marketing, or other efforts. County award recipient is nominated for the State Doorknob Award.
4-H FAMILY OF THE YEAR: Recognizes a family who has demonstrated outstanding involvement in and service to 4-H. County winner is nominated for the State 4-H Family of the Year Award.
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