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 the 2021 Individual Volunteer of the Year and Corporate Volunteer of the Year living/operating in the Grande Prairie region for outstanding contributions to the community through their support and acts of volunteerism. The awards recognize the commitment and the impact corporate/individual volunteers have had on a not-for-profit organization(s) in the Grande Prairie region over the last twelve-month period (November 2020 through October 2021). Nominations can be made by; not-for-profit/voluntary organizations, community groups, education institutions, levels of government or individuals. THIS YEAR BUSINESSES CAN NOMINATE THEMSELVES!

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 presenting sponsor:

ATCO Group
ATCO Group

Leaders of Tomorrow Awards Contributing Sponsor: 
International Paper
International Paper

Volunteer of the Year Awards sponsors:

Prairie Mall
Prairie Mall

Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award Sponsor

Servus Credit Union
Servus Credit Union

Individual Volunteer of the Year Award Sponsor

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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