National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the vibrancy and impact of volunteerism in your community and across our country.
National Volunteer Week 2018 is April 15-21.
National Volunteer Week is when we can all take time to recognize volunteers and celebrate the power of volunteerism in our community.
Every April, Volunteer Canada leads us in celebrating National Volunteer Week (NVW). It is the perfect time to say thank-you to volunteers and celebrate the positive impact of volunteerism.
Celebrate the value of volunteering
This year’s National Volunteer Week theme, provided by Volunteer Canada, is Celebrate the value of volunteering.
The impact of volunteering on individuals, communities, and our country is huge. Volunteering builds confidence, competence, and connections. It create cohesion, capacity, and lifelong friendships. Volunteering creates the foundations for community and a just and caring Canada.
Get inspired and celebrate the value of volunteering this April!
Volunteer Canada shares incredible tools and resources each year that you can use to celebrate National Volunteer Week. You might also be interested in the 2013 Volunteer Recognition study – find out more about how to recognize volunteers in the best way possible.
Celebrate Volunteerism in Your Community
We encourage citizens, businesses, nonprofits/charities, or volunteer engaging agencies to come together to collaborate and help celebrate the spirit of volunteerism together each April! Connect with your local Volunteer Centre or municipality to get involved.
National Volunteer Week Grant
We want to help you recognize Alberta’s amazing volunteers!
Every year, with support from the Government of Alberta, we assist communities across Alberta to celebrate National Volunteer Week through the National Volunteer Week Grant. Our focus is on helping as many communities as possible to recognize volunteers and the power of volunteerism.
The National Volunteer Week Grant is designed to supplement other sources of funding. As well, the grant is intended to promote and celebrate National Volunteer Week and volunteerism on behalf of your entire community.
National Volunteer Week 2018 Grant Applications are now open! Applications will be accepted until February 23:
- Please review the Grant Guidelines and Eligibility Requirements before applying for funding.
- If multiple organizations are participating in your event or celebration, please complete a Memorandum of Agreement to include with your application.
- Review and work on your application before submitting your application with our template.
Please note: This template is for your use only, it will NOT be accepted as a application!
- New for 2018: Apply online! Please note, only online applications will be accepted.
Please keep in mind you cannot save the form in progress – it might be a good idea to copy and paste your responses from an offline document just in case!
‘Vibrant Communities and You’ – Our Gift
Our focus at Volunteer Alberta is on helping to create vibrant community by sharing the story of the transformative power of volunteerism and the value of the nonprofit sector in Alberta. So we created this short video, Vibrant Communities and You, highlighting the role volunteers play in creating vibrant community.
We launched this video as our gift to you for National Volunteer Week 2016. Learn more and download the video here.