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

National Volunteer Week is 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.


National Volunteer Week Enhancement Funding

Government of Alberta LogoWith 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 open!


Before you apply

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.


How to apply

  1. Review the Grant Guidelines including the eligibility requirements.
  2. Prepare your application using the Word template [download].
  3. Submit your application online by Monday, March 8, 2021.

Note: If you are applying on behalf of 2 or more organizations/municipalities as a Feature Site, you must complete the memorandum of agreement. Please email the completed form to communications@volunteeralberta.ab.ca.

Question? We’re here to help. Contact us!


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. Click logos to download.

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