National Volunteer Week 2018


National Volunteer Week (NVW) is a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. Join Volunteer Canada and Investors Group April 15-21, 2018 to recognize the contributions of volunteers in our communities.

This year’s theme is: Celebrate the Value of Volunteering – building confidence, competence, connections and community.

Volunteering is often seen as a selfless act; a person gives their time, skills, experience, and passion to help others, without expecting anything in return. And while volunteering is a form of service, many volunteers will tell you that “you get more than you give”. From opportunities to develop new skills, to finding deep and meaningful personal connections, the magic of volunteering is that it creates social and economic value for all.

The official poster is available here: Download

The NVW 2018 Campaign Kit is full of tips, templates and planning tools to help you plan an awesome NVW event. Find the NVW 2018 Campaign Kit here!

The official video for National Volunteer Week is here

Watch it, share it, show it at your event. We want everyone to see the #ValueOfVolunteering!

Volunteer Week 2018 – Call for Nominations 

Volunteer Week will be recognized across Canada during the week of April 15-22, 2018.  Victoria County is calling for nominations for outstanding adult volunteers, outstanding youth volunteers and community achievement award – organizations improving the quality of life in their community.

All volunteers & organizations nominated will be recognized at the Victoria County Volunteer Recognition Night(s) during Volunteer Week. 

Nominations can be filled out online – see below.  Deadline for nominations is Thursday, February 15th, 2018.

Adult Volunteer Nomination online Form

Youth Volunteer Nomination online Form

Community Achievement Award

Tom Wilson, Director Recreation & Tourism Munc. Of County of Victoria

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

<!–Each year during National Volunteer Week, Nova Scotia celebrates volunteers nominated by organizations and communities from around the province. Nominate a volunteer.


The Province is proud to host the Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony each April.

Youth Nominee Luncheon

Youth 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


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.