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National 4-H Salute to Excellence

Volunteer recognition awards

Nomination Information

The National 4‑H Salute to Excellence Volunteer Recognition Award recognizes 4‑H volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to 4‑H, while promoting service through volunteerism as both an opportunity and a privilege.

In 2015, eight regional honorees will be selected from nominations submitted by each state. Each region of the country will have its own Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer and Volunteer of the Year. The eight regional winners become nominees for the national award, and one volunteer in each category will be named the national winner.

The Volunteer of the Year Award is for individuals who have served as 4‑H volunteers for less than 10 years at the local, county, district or state level.

The Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award is for individuals who have served 10 or more years at the local, county, district or state level.

A completed nomination will consist of an overview resume of the applicant’s 4‑H and relevant community volunteer experiences and three (3) letters of recommendation. Nominations/letters of recommendation must address the following selection criteria:

Letter writers should be aware of the criteria listed above and address the relevant points in developing their documents.

Nomination Guidelines

  1. Nomination materials must be submitted electronically to Molly Frendo, state program director, volunteer systems mefrendo@umn.edu no later than October 1, 2014.
  2. Each completed application must be accompanied by three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation can be written by a 4‑H staff member, 4‑H youth participant, another volunteer, or a parent/guardian but must include one youth. Letters should be no longer than 2 pages in length, in 12-point font with 1-inch margins.
  3. A resume of 4-H experiences and community service must be included and should follow the template provided. It is limited to 2 pages in length, in 12-point font with a one-inch margin.

Award Information

Thank you for your interest in the 2015 4-H Salute to Excellence Volunteer Recognition Awards!

Please direct questions regarding the nomination process to:

Molly Frendo, State Program Director, Volunteer Systems
Center for Youth Development
405 Coffey Hall
1920 Eckles Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108
mefrendo@umn.edu
612-626-8327


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