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Volunteer Celebrations

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is a time in Canada to celebrate and thank volunteers. During the week the Association, our partners, members and sponsors celebrate volunteers for their dedication and generosity. NVW is also an opportunity to promote the benefits of volunteering to individuals and society.

For more information about NVW national campaign visit Volunteer Canada at https://volunteer.ca/index.php?MenuItemID=379.

Upcoming National Volunteer Week dates:

NVW 2023 – April 16 to 22

NVW 2024 – April 14 to 20

International Volunteer Day

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 presents the Volunteer of the Year Awards and the Leaders of Tomorrow Awards presented by ATCO at an online or in-person ceremony. The event also includes the City of Grande Prairie’s Annual Volunteer Awards.

For more information on International Volunteer Day visit https://www.unv.org/international-volunteer-day-2021.
International Volunteer Day