Voluntary Sector in Nova Scotia

Recognition of 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 International Day of the Volunteer, National Volunteer Week, and the Provincial Volunteer Awards, the province strives to raise the profile of volunteers and to honour their contributions.

Volunteers from across Nova Scotia will be honoured on April 7th, 2014, at the 40th Annual Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony in Halifax.

More than 70 dedicated volunteers, nominated by people in the communities they work so hard to improve, will receive a well-deserved thank you.

The Provincial Volunteer Awards will also serve as an early kick-off to National Volunteer Week, celebrated April 6th to 12th, 2014.

To view the list of the deserving recipients from the 2013 39th Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony, click here.


Recognizing Youth Volunteers

From Sydney to Yarmouth, and all points in between, young people are making a difference across Nova Scotia. The province will soon be welcoming 45 youth, all nominees of three provincial volunteer awards, to a luncheon on May 26th, 2014, in Bedford.

These youth, nominees of three prestigious provincial volunteer awards, will have the opportunity to network with fellow volunteers and talk to government ministers about their contributions to Nova Scotia.

Most importantly, the young volunteers will be given a much deserved thank you from the province.