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: postponed to Monday 28 September 2020.

National Volunteer Week: 19 to 25 April 2020.

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.

Youth Volunteer Award

Criteria
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

Family Volunteer Award

Criteria:
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

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

Nomination for the 2020 Provincial Volunteer Awards have now closed

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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!