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) celebration. It is the perfect time to recognize volunteers and celebrate the power of volunteerism in our communities.

This year, National Volunteer Week is April 24-30, 2022. This year’s theme is: “Volunteering Is Empathy In Action.”

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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 now closed.

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

All Grant Applicants must fill out the Direct Deposit Form to receive their funding, however, filling out the form does not necessarily mean you will be granted funding. If you are applying as a feature site, the
2022 Memorandum of Agreement must also be completed and submitted with your Direct Deposit Form. We also recommend that applicants fill out the Grant Application template to keep answers on file. Successful applicants will be notified by Volunteer Alberta after the application submission period has ended.

Past National Volunteer Week Celebrations

In 2021, 67 NVW Grant recipients were awarded funds to host celebrations to celebrate the value and power of their community volunteers across Alberta. Please note: Event details are subject to change depending on COVID-19 and provincial health measures.


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.