Welcome to National Volunteer Week 2024!

Every April, Volunteer Canada leads the National Volunteer Week (NVW) campaign. This year, NVW is happening April 14–20, 2024. NVW provides a chance to celebrate the vibrancy and impact of volunteerism in our communities and nationwide. This year’s theme is “Every Moment Matters,” emphasizing the importance of each volunteer and their unique contributions, particularly now, when support is needed more than ever. Volunteer Alberta, in partnership with the Government of Alberta, aims to support communities throughout the province in celebrating the outstanding contributions of volunteers, past, present, and future.

No matter how big or small the gesture, every moment matters! Let’s celebrate the collective impact we make when we come together to nurture the well-being of our communities.

Explore our interactive map or list below and discover the array of events happening in your region. From local park clean-ups, to volunteer fairs, to ice cream socials, there’s something for everyone to get involved in.

Don’t forget to tag us on Facebook, LinkedIn, X(Twitter), and Instagram if you attend an event! Use hashtags #NVW2024 #NVW2024Alberta #EveryMomentMatters to help us see your photos!

Navigate through this map using your mouse or trackpad. Click on the individual pins to see what events are happening in that community. Most location pins will have details like the date, location and time of event, as well as a link to an event page. Please note that at the time of publishing this map, some events details were not yet available. Reach out to the Event Host organization, or find them on social media to ask about their events!

Clicking this link will take you to an external Google Sheets document with all of the same details as the map above. The list is organized by City/Town name in alphabetical order from A-Z.

Information for Grant Recipients

The final report link is now live! Please complete this questionnaire by May 31, 2024.

Other important information for grant recipients

  • If you are collaborating with one or more organizations, all collaborating organizations must complete and submit one copy of the Memorandum of Agreement prior to May 31, 2024.
  • A Direct Deposit Form must be submitted either through the online submission form or by sending it to VA via email at communications@volunteeralberta.ab.ca prior to May 31, 2024.
  • Please ensure to acknowledge the Government of Alberta and Volunteer Alberta on all promotional materials; please use logo package below.
  • Scroll down this page to see Volunteer Canada’s 2024 Campaign tool kit to help plan and promote your activities! Share your plans with us on social media by using these hashtags:

#NVW2024 #EveryMomentMatters #VolunteerAlberta

The Government of Alberta’s Northern Lights Volunteer Recognition Program is an excellent way for nonprofits to recognize their own “everyday heroes.” During National Volunteer Week, consider nominating the volunteers who are supporting your organization for this prestigious provincial award. Learn more about the initiative here.

From Volunteer Canada’s website:

“Let’s recognize and celebrate every volunteer and each contribution they’re making to strengthen inclusivity and wellbeing in our communities. Now more than ever, Every Moment Matters! 

#NVW2024 #EveryMomentMatters

The theme for National Volunteer Week 2024 is Every Moment Matters. It highlights the importance of every volunteer and each contribution they make at a moment when we need support more than ever. The sharing of time, skills, empathy, and creativity is vital to the inclusivity, strength, and wellbeing of our communities. 

Volunteers are fundamental to meeting this challenging moment. By coming together, committing support, and increasing our collective efforts and impact, we contribute exponentially to the quality of life we all strive for.

It’s in these moments, and the relationships between them, that we find greater purpose and a sense of belonging. By connecting and engaging with community, we come to know our importance. Volunteering matters. And by sharing these moments, we co-create the neighbourhoods, culture, and society we want to live in.  

Right now, whatever we can contribute is needed and valued. From assisting programs that feed and house Canadians or helping with recovery efforts after a climate emergency, to peer mentoring a refugee family or holding space for community grief – moment by moment we can move collectively from surviving to thriving again.   

During National Volunteer Week 2024, we come together to recognize and celebrate the importance of each and every volunteer’s impact from coast to coast to coast. Now more than ever, Every Moment Matters.”

Volunteer Canada’s 2024 Campaign Kit and Online Store

Visit Volunteer Canada’s Online Store for some NVW merch! Show your appreciation for the volunteers in your community with items ranging from mugs to stickers.

Here are some useful tools from Volunteer Canada to help plan and promote your National Volunteer Week Celebrations:

Planning Your National Volunteer Week Activities

Campaign Planner and Work Sheet

 Social Media

Every Moment Matters: TwitterInstagramLinkedInFacebook

Co-Creating Community Wellbeing: TwitterInstagramLinkedInFacebook

Celebrating Collective Impact: TwitterInstagramLinkedInFacebook

Strengthening Inclusion and Belonging:TwitterInstagramLinkedInFacebook

Customizable Social Media Images

Canva Twitter

Canva Instagram

Media and Government Relations

Media Relations Tip Sheet

Government Relations Tip Sheet


National Volunteer Week Enhancement Funding

In partnership with the Government of Alberta for over 27 years, we assist communities across Alberta to celebrate volunteerism through the National Volunteer Week Grant. 

NVW Enhancement Funding is designed to supplement other sources of funding and celebrate volunteerism on behalf of your entire community. Connect with your local Volunteer Centre or municipality to get involved. 

Successful Grant Recipients must adhere to the grant guidelines and acknowledgment requirements.