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Recognition Programs

Every Action Makes a Difference. Every Hour Counts

To show the volunteers in our community how much we appreciate them the Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau is happy to offer these recognition programs:

VOW VOMTim Hortons Volunteers of the Week

Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau (GPVSB) is looking to honour your exceptional volunteers with our Tim Horton’s Volunteers of the Week program!  This is a great way to let the people who go above and beyond know that they are appreciated!  The recipients will receive a letter of recognition from GPVSB, a gift from Tim Horton’s, be posted on the GPVSB social media sites and be featured as a Tim Horton’s Volunteers of the Week in the Daily Herald tribune.  This service is available to anyone who utilizes and depends on volunteer manpower. Click here to send in your nomination today! 

Click here to view Volunteers of the Week.

Please include your name, organizations name, full name of volunteer and least 3 or 4 sentences about the volunteer and what they do for your organization. Organizations can nominate a different volunteer once a week.  Once nominated organizations cannot nominate that person again for 6 months.  Individuals already nominated can be nominated by other organizations they volunteer with.


Tim Hortons Volunteer of the Month

Volunteers of the Week are entered into a draw to select the Volunteer of Month! The winner of this award will have their name published in the Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau column, in the corresponding Friday edition of the Daily Herald Tribune, and their picture will be posted on the Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau website for the month, as well as our various social media sites during the week in which your recognition date falls. Also we are pleased to present the winner with a Tim Hortons $100 Tim’s Card! 

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 Caught in the Act

The GPVSB“Caught in the Act” volunteer recognition program runs once a Month and it will see our photographer in attendance at your Organization or event where we will “Catch” your nominee in the act of volunteering. We welcome all Organizations to submit recommendations for featured volunteers. Nominees will be featured on our social media sites where they will be pictured actively engaged in the act of volunteering followed by a write up which will explain their volunteer activities as well as the impact of their volunteer efforts.  They will also receive a coupon for one FREE Gift Certificate from Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria.  Click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to send in your nomination today!

Click here for Caught in the Act articles.

Please include your name, organizations name, full name of volunteer and least 3 or 4 sentences about the volunteer and what they do for your organization.

AllWinnersVolunteer & Corporate Volunteer of the Year Awards

The awards for Volunteer of the Year and Corporate Volunteer of the Year are presented at the IVD Celebration Breakfast. The Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau launched the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2009. This award honours an extraordinary resident of the Grande Prairie region whose volunteer contributions in the most recent twelve month period made a considerable impact within the community.  In 2013 we added the Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award to recognize a company or business that, through its staff and policies supporting volunteerism, and made an impact on a not-for-profit organization in the last twelve months.  The awards are handed out at the International Volunteer Day Celebration Breakfast.

PartyInternational Volunteer Day Celebration Breakfast

The United Nations General Assembly created International Volunteer Day (IVD) in 1985 as an annual celebration of voluntary action for volunteers, volunteer organizations and governments.  In honour of this the Volunteer Services Bureau hosts the IVD Celebration Breakfast on December 5th each year where community volunteers, volunteer involving organizations, and volunteer supporters come together in recognition of the significant contributions volunteers make throughout the world. In years when December 5th falls on a weekend, the Celebration Breakfast will be held on the Friday prior to the weekend.

Click here for more info on the Volunteer of the Year Award & IVD Celebration Breakfast.

GroupSmallThe Leaders of Tomorrow Awards Presented by ATCO

The Leaders of Tomorrow Awards are presented at the Annual Volunteers Appreciation Luncheon, and is held in order to recognize students who made outstanding contributions to their communities through volunteerism. By recognizing these exceptional volunteers the Leaders of Tomorrow Awards hope to inspire other students to follow their example to the benefit of the region.  ATCO has been a sponsor of the awards since 2001 and in 2013 became the Presenting Sponsor. 

lunchAnnual Volunteers Appreciation Luncheon 

The Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon occurs during National Volunteer Week in April.  The luncheon is used to thank the Volunteers of our communities whose dedication and efforts make the world a better place and make it possible for so many great things we take for granted to happen. Members of the Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau are given three complementary tickets for this event.

Click her for more information on the Leader of Tomorrow Awards and Annual Volunteer Luncheon.


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