Nomination period open for inaugural Nebraska 4-H Volunteer Recognition Awards

Nebraska County Fair
March 1, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —Nebraska 4-H is now accepting nominations for a new awards program to recognize the outstanding contributions of 4-H volunteers across the state.

The new Nebraska 4-H Volunteer Recognition Awards honors adult and youth volunteers, as well as and multi-generational families, who have provided meaningful contributions to Nebraska 4-H. One Outstanding Adult Volunteer Award winner will be chosen for each of the state’s 11 Nebraska Extension Engagement zones. One statewide winner will be named in the each of the youth volunteer and multi-generational family categories.

“Our 4-H volunteers go above and beyond to serve Nebraska’s youth every year,” said Jill Goedeken, 4-H Youth Development Extension educator. “This was especially evident in 2020 as we worked hard to make 4-H events safe and accessible for Nebraska youth. We absolutely could not have done this without the amazing network of dedicated 4-H volunteers all across our state.”

The nomination period runs through April 1. Nominations can be submitted by any 4-H member, family, supporter, or Extension staff member. Nominees must fit the award categories and can be a volunteer for any Nebraska 4-H experience. Some examples may include 4-H club leader, project leader, junior leader, county or State Fair volunteer, special interest volunteer, such as robotics or shooting sports, afterschool club volunteer or 4-H camp volunteer. More information, along with the nomination form, is available online at:

Winners will be announced virtually the week of April 19, in which Nebraska 4-H will be celebrating the Week of the Volunteer. A special awards presentation will take place at the 2021 Nebraska State Fair.

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