National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the vibrancy and impact of volunteerism in our communities and across our country.

This year, National Volunteer Week was April 18-24, 2021!

Every April, Volunteer Canada leads the National Volunteer Week (NVW) celebration. It is the perfect time to recognize volunteers and celebrate the power of volunteerism in our communities.

This year’s theme is, “The Value of One. The Power of Many.” See Volunteer Canada’s campaign narrative and details.

How to recognize volunteers during a pandemic this National Volunteer Week

Celebrating National Volunteer Week during the COVID-19 pandemic may look different. And, that’s okay! Planning your community celebrations is an opportunity to think outside the box and get creative.

Here are some resources to help you get inspired:

Most importantly, let’s stay safe while having fun. Find out the current health measures in place.

National Volunteer Week Enhancement Funding

With support from the Government of Alberta, 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.

Applications are now closed for 2021.

Successful Grant Recipients must adhere to the Grant Guidelines and acknowledgment requirements.

2021 National Volunteer Week Celebrations

This year, 67 NVW Grant recipients were awarded funds to host celebrations to celebrate the value and power of their community volunteers across Alberta. See full list of community celebrations.

Please note: Event details are subject to change depending on COVID-19 and provincial health measures. Please contact the organization directly for more details about their celebrations.

Acknowledgment requirements

As outlined in the funding guidelines, successful applicants must “acknowledge the contribution of your provincial funding partners, the Government of Alberta and Volunteer Alberta, on all promotional materials.”

Approved acknowledgment wording: Funding for National Volunteer Week is provided by the Government of Alberta and distributed by Volunteer Alberta.

Logos: To acknowledge contribution and support, please include both Volunteer Alberta and Government of Alberta logos on your promotional materials for National Volunteer Week. Download a zip file containing the logos.