NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR LOCAL VOLUNTEER AWARDS

The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021. 

Planning is currently in the works to celebrate International Volunteer Day 2021. The Grande Prairie Regional Association of Volunteer Organizations (The Association) is partnering with the City of Grande Prairie to recognize amazing individuals and organizations with our collective annual volunteer awards. We ask the citizens, community groups, educational institutions, and voluntary organizations of Grande Prairie and surrounding areas to submit their nominations and help us celebrate those who make our community a better place to live.

The Grande Prairie Regional Association of Volunteer Organizations is seeking nominations for:

2021 Volunteer of the Year AwardsThe Grande Prairie Regional Association of Volunteer Organizations 2021 Volunteer of the Year Awards, recognizes one individual and one company/corporation in the Grande Prairie region for outstanding contributions to the community through their support & acts of volunteerism in the non-profit sector and/or community within the last twelve months. If you have a volunteer or a company that has made a significant impact and/or continuous long-term dedication to an organization, we want your nominations! The Volunteer of the Year Award is sponsored by Servus Credit Union and the Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award is sponsored by the Prairie Mall. Click here for more information on our Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Click here to nominate a Individual Volunteer of the Year

Click here to nominate a Corporate Volunteer of the Year

 

Leaders of Tomorrow Awards presented by ATCOThe 2021 Leaders of Tomorrow Awards presented by ATCO, recognize individual youths, living in Grande Prairie and surrounding area, who have made outstanding contributions to their communities through volunteerism. Individuals, community groups, educational institutions, and voluntary organizations are all encouraged to nominate an outstanding youth volunteer. This year the Leaders of Tomorrow Awards will recognize individuals in two age groups 13-15 and 16-18 in 4 categories; LEADERSHIP, VOLUNTEERING, ADVOCACY & PRESVEREANCE. The perfect nominees are: Dedicated to Helping the Community; Have A Fearless Approach; Strive for Inclusion; Continuously Volunteer; Have Endless Patience; Think Creatively; Are Eager to Take the Initiative; Are Driven by Passion; Work Well with Others; and Inspire & Encourage Volunteerism. Click here for more information about the Leaders of Tomorrow Awards.

Click here to nominate a Leader of Tomorrow

The City of Grande Prairie is seeking nominations for:

 George Repka Outstanding Achievement Award The George Repka Outstanding Achievement Award, recognizes individuals who have made a major contribution in the areas of recreation, culture, or social services to the community. Nomination forms can be downloaded at https://cityofgp.com/GeorgeRepka.
 Bill Bowes Volunteer Organization of the Year Award The Bill Bowes Volunteer Organization of the Year Award, recognizes volunteer organizations or foundations in Grande Prairie that have provided outstanding contributions to the community through meritorious service, voluntary contributions and exemplary community development having a direct, positive effect on residents of the City of Grande Prairie. Nomination forms can be downloaded at https://cityofgp.com/BillBowes.

The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021.

For more information on the awards contact the Grande Prairie Regional Association of Volunteer Organizations at 780-538-2727 to request a nomination form by email, fax or mail. The Awards will be presented on December 6th, 2021 at the annual International Volunteer Day (IVD) Celebration. More details on the IVD Celebration coming soon.

Leaders of Tomorrow Awards presented and sponsored by:

ATCO Group
ATCO Group

Volunteer of the Year Awards sponsored by:

Prairie Mall
Prairie Mall

Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award Sponsor

Servus Credit Union
Servus Credit Union

Individual Volunteer of the Year Award Sponsor

Awards and Event Sponsors:

International Paper
International Paper

Richmond Reception
Richmond Reception

City of Grande Prairie
City of Grande Prairie

County of Grande Prairie No. 1
County of Grande Prairie No. 1

International Volunteer Day 2021

International Volunteer Day (IVD) logoThe International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development (December 5), more commonly referred to as International Volunteer Day (IVD), is an international observance mandated by the UN General Assembly in 1985. 

International Volunteer Day is celebrated by many non-governmental organizations, civil society, and the private sector, among others. It is also marked and supported by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme.

IVD is a chance for individual volunteers, communities and organizations to promote their contributions to development at the local, national and international levels. By combining United Nations support with a grassroots mandate, the day is a unique opportunity for people and volunteer-involving organizations to work with government agencies, non-profit institutions, community groups, academia and the private sector.

IVD is marked around the world every year in over 80 countries annually. For more information on International Volunteer Day visit https://www.unv.org/.

In recognition of IVD, Grande Prairie Regional Association of Volunteer Organizations host an annual event with our partners and sponsors, celebrating and acknowledging the outstanding volunteers in our region. Details on our 2021 event will be coming soon.

About International Volunteer Day (IVD)

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. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.

Apart from mobilizing thousands of volunteers every year, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program contributes to peace and development by advocating for the recognition of volunteers and working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming.

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