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: Monday April 27, 2020.

National Volunteer Week takes place April 19 to 25, 2020.

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 Mi’kmaq Community and municipality in Nova Scotia selects one representative volunteer per year to receive the provincial award and to attend the Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony. Please contact your Mi’kmaq Community contact or municipal community contact to inquire about criteria, nomination deadlines, and how to nominate a deserving volunteer.

Youth Volunteer Award

Eligible Applicants must:

  • 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

Online form
Printable Form - English
Version imprimable - français -

Family Volunteer Award

Eligible Applicants must:

  • 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

Online form
Printable Form - English
Version imprimable – français

Please email if you have any questions or need assistance.

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Provincial Volunteer Awards
Deadline for submission of nominations is midnight, February 25th, 2020

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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!