National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the vibrancy and impact of volunteerism in our communities and across our country. Every April, Volunteer Canada leads the National Volunteer Week (NVW) campaign. In partnership with the Government of Alberta, VA hopes to support communities across the province in their own local celebrations of the wonderful work of volunteers, past, present and future.
This year, National Volunteer Week is April 16-22, 2023. This year’s theme is: “Volunteering Weaves Us Together”
For the Volunteer Canada Campaign Kit, more details on the theme, and other resources, visit Volunteer Canada’s website.
How do I apply?
All interested applicants must:
- Utilize the online application form linked below, or send a scanned version of the approved paper copy of the Grant Application Template.
- Attach a Direct Deposit Form
- Acknowledge the Government of Alberta and Volunteer Alberta on all promotional materials.
Successful applicants will be notified on a rolling basis.
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:
- How to Celebrate Virtually
- 3 Ways to Celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week Online
- How to recognize volunteers during a pandemic this NVW
Most importantly, let’s stay safe while having fun. Find out the current health measures in place.
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.