December 5th of every year is marked as International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development by the United Nations, in recognition of this day the Grande Prairie Region Association of Volunteer Organization (VolunteerGP), in partnership with the City of Grande Prairie, hosts our Annual International Volunteer Day Celebration Breakfast featuring our annual Volunteer of the Year Awards, the Leader of Tomorrow Awards, and the City of GP’s Bill Bowes Volunteer Organization of the Year Award & George Repka Outstanding Achievement Award!
The free breakfast is held show appreciation to volunteers in our community and around the world.
The International Volunteer Day Celebration Breakfast presented by the Grande Prairie Regional Association of Volunteer Organizations is coming up soon, and we are now accepting nominations for our Annual Volunteer Awards. Let’s recognize the volunteers who contribute to making our community extraordinary. Get ready to showcase their efforts and achievements!
The Grande Prairie Regional Association of Volunteer Organizations invites YOU to play a vital role in recognizing and celebrating the dedicated volunteers who make our region thrive.
Nominations are now open for the following Awards:
The Leaders of Tomorrow Awards
It’s time to recognize and celebrate the young trailblazers dedicated to creating a better future through their unwavering commitment.
Whether they inspire through leadership, lending a helping hand, raising their voices for causes, or showing unyielding perseverance, we want to hear about these outstanding youths. Nominate a remarkable individual aged 13-15 or 16-18 who embodies qualities like fearlessness, inclusion, creativity, and passion in one of our award categories: Leadership, Volunteerism, Advocacy and Perseverance.
Let’s recognize and empower our youth to keep inspiring and fostering volunteerism in our community!
The 2023 Leaders of Tomorrow Awards is sponsored by – International Paper
The Volunteer of the Year Award
Has someone you know shown remarkable compassion and commitment to our community? It’s time to acknowledge their outstanding efforts! This prestigious award is your chance to highlight an individual who has made a significant impact through volunteerism in the Grande Prairie region in the last twelve months (November 2022 through October 2023).
The Volunteer of the Year Award is sponsored by – Servus Credit Union.
The Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award
Is there a company that’s made a profound mark on local non-profit organizations? We’re giving a standing ovation to one corporate hero who seamlessly woven volunteerism into their work culture in the Grande Prairie region in the last twelve months (November 2022 through October 2023). Whether it’s through their staff’s dedication or impactful policies, this company is a true community champion. Self-nominations are welcome!
The Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award is sponsored by – the Prairie Mall
Make your nominations now! Whether you are part of a community group, educational institution, voluntary organization, or an individual with a heart full of gratitude, help us acknowledge deserving individuals and businesses.
Volunteer of the Year Awards & Leaders of Tomorrow Awards nominations are due October 20, 2023.
For more information email email@example.com or call 780-538-2727.
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Learn more about 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) program.
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/international-volunteer-day.