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
47th Provincial Volunteer Awards
- Ceremony was held September 20th, 2021. Watch recording of the ceremony (YouTube)
- Agenda Volunteer Awards - Ceremony (PDF 4.8 MB)
2020 Awards - Celebrating Community Spirit and Volunteer Awards
- The ceremony took place on Monday, 28 September 2020. Watch recording of the ceremony (YouTube)
- Agenda Volunteer Awards - Ceremony (PDF 45kb)
- Celebrating Community Spirit and Volunteers Program (PDF 1.2 MB)
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.