Provincial Volunteer Awards

Nova Scotians appreciate the valuable time and contributions of volunteers.

Every April, during National Volunteer Week, the Province of Nova Scotia celebrates volunteers nominated by organizations and communities at the Provincial Volunteer Awards.

Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony: April 1, 2019

National Volunteer Week takes place April 7 to 13, 2019.

Nominate a Volunteer

Do you know an outstanding volunteer who deserves recognition? You can nominate a volunteer in three categories: Representative Volunteer Award, Youth Volunteer Award, and Family Volunteer Award.

Representative Volunteer Award

Each municipality in Nova Scotia selects one representative volunteer per year to attend the Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony. Please contact your local municipality to inquire about criteria, local nomination deadlines, and how to nominate a deserving volunteer.

Youth Volunteer Award

Criteria:
  • be a volunteer aged 13 to 24
  • have made a significant contribution to a range of causes, for at least two years.
  • be willing to be nominated
  • have not previously been a recipient of this award

  • 2018 Youth Award Nomination form:
    Nomination forms are being updated, and will be available here soon.
  • Previous Award Recipients
  • Deadline for nominations: February 25, 2019


    Family Volunteer Award

    Criteria:
  • have demonstrated volunteer leadership and consistent caring for their community for at least 5 years
  • be a family of two or more people (not a couple), living in the same community
  • be willing to be nominated and
  • have not previously been recipients of this award

  • 2018 Family Award Nomination forms:
    Nomination forms are being updated, and will be available here soon.
  • Previous Award Recipients

  • Please email volunteerawards@novascotia.ca if you have any questions or need assistance.

    Deadline for nominations: February 25, 2019

    Resources

    Nomination Poster

    Woman plays with a child

    Did you know?

    More than 410,000 Nova Scotians volunteer, contributing an average of 192 hours per year. That’s almost 79 million hour of volunteering!

    Learn more about last year’s award recipients