University of Maryland Extension

Volunteer Awards

The Maryland 4-H Volunteer Awards are designed to recognize Certified UME 4-H Volunteers for their dedication, hard work and support of the Maryland 4-H Youth Development Program.  The nomination requirements for each award is different, focusing on either a specific quality or form of support rather than just a volunteer’s years of service.  All Certified UME 4-H Volunteers are eligible for nomination, but they may win an award only once, so please review the list of previous winners

2017 Maryland 4-H Volunteer Award Nominations are NOW OPEN!

Nominations for the Volunteer Awards listed below must be submitted using the online Volunteer Award Nomination form by October 15, 2017.  Access the form by visiting the link below:

https://form.jotform.com/72414295731153

Use the Volunteer Awards Requirement Chart above to help prepare your nomination form.

Annual Volunteer Awards

  • Mylo Downey 4-H Leadership Award - An adult UME 4-H Volunteer with exceptional leadership
  • W. Sherrard Wilson 4-H Service Award - An adult UME 4-H Volunteer for unselfish acts of service
  • Dorothy Emerson 4-H Citizenship Award - An adult UME 4-H Volunteer committed to encouraging others
  • Honorary 4-H Member Award - An adult UME 4-H Volunteer is active in 4-H as an adult, but was not as a youth
  • 4-H Alumni Plaque Award - An adult UME 4-H Volunteer who gives back to 4-H using what they learned in 4-H
  • Maryland 4-H Hall of Fame Award - An adult UME 4-H Volunteer who has made a significant impact on the 4-H Program.  Winner eligible for National 4-H Hall of Fame Award
  • 4-H Family of the Year Award - Family that endeavors to “Make the Best Better”
  • Maryland Friend of 4-H Award - An individual that provides extensive support to the 4-H Program
  • Maryland Partner in 4-H Award - An organization that provide significant financial or in kind support to the 4-H Program
  • Dick Angus Spirit of 4-H Award - A 4-H Professional who also serves as a volunteer in support of the 4-H Program
  • Maryland 4-H Volunteer of the Year for Under 10 Years Service - An adult UME 4-H Volunteer from volunteering within the Maryland 4-H Program or an adult military staff member or overseas military volunteer with excellent service to the organization for less than 10 years
  • Maryland 4-H Volunteer  of the Year for Over 10 Years Service - An adult UME 4-H Volunteer from volunteering within the Maryland 4-H Program or an adult military staff member or overseas military volunteer with excellent service to the organization for less than 10 years

 

The Maryland 4-H Volunteer Awards are supported and presented by the Maryland 4-H Volunteer Association.

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