Celebrating Volunteers

Volunteers contribute their time, passion and expertise in their community every day, making a significant impact on the lives of Nova Scotians. The Province of Nova Scotia appreciates this valuable contribution. Through events such as the Provincial Volunteer Awards, the Youth Nominee Luncheon and International Volunteer Day, the province strives to raise the profile of volunteers and to honour their contributions.

Annual Provincial Volunteer Awards

Each year during National Volunteer Week, Nova Scotia celebrates volunteers nominated by organizations and communities from around the province. Nominate a volunteer.

Youth Nominee Luncheon

Youth luncheon

From Sydney to Yarmouth, and all points in between, young people are making a difference across Nova Scotia.

The province recognizes youth who have been nominated for the Provincial Youth Volunteer Award at an annual luncheon each May.

Volunteer Week Proclamation

Municipalities are welcome to download and use the Volunteer Week proclamation template.

International Volunteer Day

On International Volunteer Day, the Government of Nova Scotia celebrates volunteerism in all its facets and pays special tribute to people's participation in making a difference locally, nationally and globally.