National Volunteer Week


National Volunteer Week 2021

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is April 18-24, 2021. This week is set aside each year to recognize and thank volunteers around our region and Canada for the time and energy they contribute to causes that benefit our communities. NVW is also an opportunity to promote the benefits of volunteering to individuals and society.

This past year, we have seen people supporting family, friends, neighbours, and strangers, people standing up to systemic racism, and people sharing insights on how to create a more just and equitable society.  We recognize the value of the caring and compassion that each one has shown another, and we recognize the power of people, organizations, and sectors working together.  More details on GPVSB’s virtual celebration is coming soon.




National Volunteer Week is April 19th to 25th, and as everyone knows the Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau (GPVSB) will not be hosting our Annual Volunteer Celebration at this time due to COVID-19.  But it is NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK and more than ever we need to celebrate & recognize the importance of volunteers and all the good they do for our community. 

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Congratulations to Volunteer Search Winner Olivia Larson and Draw Prize Winner Avery Tessier!

 GPVSB launched a Grande Prairie National Volunteer Week Celebration Website and we ask Organizations who utilize volunteers to send us a thank you message to their amazing volunteer groups, so we may share them with the community.   We encourage all non-profits and charities to send a Thank You Letter or a short 30 second Thank You Video and help us not only recognize National Volunteer Week but share something positive in this trying time.

Please, send your Volunteer Thank You Messages to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more on our National Volunteer Week Celebration visit

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National Volunteer Week Annual Appreciation Luncheon

The Grande Prairie Volunteer Service Bureau and community members celebrated the amazing volunteers in our community at our National Volunteer Week Annual Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, April 11, 2019. The Luncheon was once again held at Revolution Place - Bowes Family Garden. Members of the Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau receved three complementary tickets for this event. This year's luncheon was the biggest yet with close to 300 people in attndence.   National Volunteer Week Luncheon 2019

2019 Leaders of TomorrowThe Luncheon featured the prestigious Leaders of Tomorrow Awards presented by ATCO, honouring 7 outstanding young Leaders (13-18 years old), in Grande Prairie and the surrounding area, who have made spectacular contributions to their communities through volunteerism. By recognizing these exceptional volunteers, the Leaders of Tomorrow Awards hope to inspire other youths to give selflessly and become lifelong volunteers. Each award recipient will receive a Leaders of Tomorrow Awards trophy, a certificate, a cash award of $100, and a $100 donation to the charity of their choice. 

For more about the Leaders of Tomorrow Awards click here.

Read more: 2019 National Volunteer Week Annual Appreciation Luncheon


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