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

2023 Provincial Volunteer Awards

2022 Provincial Volunteer Awards

2021 Provincial Volunteer Awards

2020 Provincial Volunteer Awards

2019 Provincial Volunteer Awards

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.