“I don't know of any person that volunteers to receive an award or recognition. I volunteer because I want to make a difference in and leave a positive impact on the lives of our youth. Seeing my 4-H members succeed and learn in life is truly its own reward.” Scott Lee, Vernon Parish

2022 Awards And GranTS


The VLA sponsors 6 volunteer awards and one 4-H Agent of the Year Award for supporting volunteers. We would like to challenge each region to nominate at least one person for all 7 categories. We will make sure to feature all volunteers nominated on Louisiana 4-H social media throughout the year in addition to the formal recognition the winners will receive. Applications should be submitted online on or before July 10, 2020. Volunteers can nominate themselves and other volunteers/professionals.

To access the application, CLICK HERE.

Agent of the Year

Emerging Leader Award

YAP (Youth/Adult Partnership) Award

Excellence In Service-Learning

4-H Spirit Award

Program Pioneer

The Golden Clover For Outstanding Club Work

VLA 2020 Grant Application Now Available

The purpose of the 2020 grant is to provide funds to support the implementation of existing or new 4-H projects. Two grants at $250 each will be awarded. The Louisiana 4-H Volunteer Leaders Association will accept an application from association members currently working with 4-H programs in Louisiana. All application questions must be completely answered to fully describe the proposed project and justify expenditures.

To view more information, and access the application, CLICK HERE.

The deadline to submit a proposal is June 25, 2020. For more information, contact Ruby Miller at

Join us in congratulating Mrs. Ruby Miller on being chosen to be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame. As a retired 4-H Agent, and now volunteer and Association member, she continues to provide an amazing contribution to Louisiana 4-H. We are so honored to have her a part of our organization. The induction ceremony took place in October 2019 at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD.

Congratulations, Ruby!!!!

The NAE-HA Hall of Fame Task Force announced the National 4-H Hall of Fame Class of 2018 that was inducted in October 2018, at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD. Our very own, Fran Castille, was selected to be a part of this amazing class.

Congratulations, Fran!!!!

We would like to recognize our very own Sarah Jones for being inducted in to the Louisiana Hall of Fame for 2019!

Sarah, a 4-H alum, participated in 4-H in Sabine and Caddo Parish for a total of eight years. She has since been a volunteer for 16 years now and within those years has contributed countless hours to the Sabine Parish 4-H program.

Please join us in congratulating Sarah Jones!

2019 Award Winners

Jeannie Crnkovic, Bossier Parish - Agent of the Year

Jennifer Martinez, Sabine Parish - Emerging Leader

Alison Jennings, Lafourche Parish - Youth-Adult Partnerships

Tammy Schamerhorn, Vernon Parish - Excellence in Service Learning

Celena Regan, Acadia Parish - 4-H Spirit

Tammy Mong, Sabine Parish - Program Pioneer

Abbie Lee, Lafourche Parish - Golden Clover for Outstanding Club Work

2019 master volunteer program awards

Debra Thrower, Lafayette Parish - Gold Level Master Volunteer

Joey Jones, Sabine Parish - Silver Level Master Volunteer

Sara Jones, Sabine Parish - Silver Level Master Volunteer

Jennifer Martinez, Sabine Parish - Bronze Level Master Volunteer

Lisa Nunn, Jackson Parish - Bronze Level Master Volunteer