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
The Province is proud to host the Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony each April.
- 2017 Award Recipients
- Program of the April 18th, 2017 Ceremony
- Nominate a volunteer for a Provincial Volunteer Award (2018)
Youth Nominee Luncheon
From Sydney to Yarmouth, and all points in between, young people are making a difference across Nova Scotia.
The province recognizes youth who have been nominated for the Provincial Youth Volunteer Award at an annual luncheon each May.
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.