2016 National Volunteers of the Year

4‑H National Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer

Yvonne Childs

Yvonne Childs has served as a 4‑H volunteer leader in the state of Georgia for 68 years. In the 1960s, Yvonne Childs took a huge leap in her 4‑H career serving as one of the original five Grady county volunteer leaders who were the backbone in developing a State Volunteer...

4‑H National Volunteer of the Year

John King

John King first became involved in the 4‑H program as a parent volunteer when he enrolled his three children. After watching his children grow from the programs, he decided to become a permanent parent volunteer even after his children aged out of 4‑H. For 8 years, John has been the...

2016 Regional Outstanding Lifetime Volunteers

North East Region

Debbie Beisel

Debbie Biesel has served as an Indiana County 4‑H leader for 20 years. She has been a member and treasurer of County 4‑H Advisory Council for 11 years and is currently focusing on teaching wildlife and forestry programming. In the...

Western Region

Patsy Perkins

Patsy Perkins grew up in 4‑H and has been a 4‑H leader for 25 years in the Tanana District of Alaska. Throughout her volunteer career, Patsy has served on numerous councils both at the district and state levels. In 2014,...

North Central Region

Marvin Olinsky

As a 10 year 4‑H member in his childhood, followed by work as an Agent / Educator in New Jersey and New York, Marvin Olinsky knew the value of the 4‑H program and the lifelong impact it can make on...

South East Region

Yvonne Childs

Yvonne Childs has served as a 4‑H volunteer leader in the state of Georgia for 68 years. In the 1960s, Yvonne Childs took a huge leap in her 4‑H career serving as one of the original five Grady county volunteer...

2016 Regional Volunteers of the Year

North East Region

John King

John King first became involved in the 4‑H program as a parent volunteer when he enrolled his three children. After watching his children grow from the programs, he decided to become a permanent parent volunteer even after his children aged...

Western Region

Patty Miller

For ten years, Patty has been an active 4‑H leader in the Mat-Su and Kenai districts of Alaska. She has held several officer positions in Alaska’s state 4‑H Adult Volunteer Leader Organization, including President, Vice President and is currently Secretary....

North Central Region

Mark Holysz

Mark Holysz has been active in the DuPage Country Robotics SPIN Club for many years serving more than 200 students. Completing his third year of volunteering, Mark has led 8 SPIN classes and conducted 2 workshops. He expresses an unlimited...

South East Region

Donna Peoples

Donna Peoples has been a part of the 4‑H family for eigth years. She has served as the Vici Jr. 4‑H leader and currently the Vici Sr. 4‑H leader. She provides leadership with county 4‑H events and activities by taking...