The Stars of Alberta volunteer awards recognizes six Albertans - two each in youth, adult and senior categories. Image: Government of Alberta

Volunteer award nod deadline looms

Albertans encouraged to nominate an outstanding volunteer

Albertans are being encouraged to nominate a ‘star’.

Nominations for the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards is coming up quickly, with the deadline for submissions being Sept. 15.

The annual awards recognize the contributions of Alberta’s outstanding volunteers andare presented to volunteers who exemplify the spirit of community service; demonstrate exemplary initiative, leadership and creativity in service to others; serve as a role model for others in the community; inspire others to engage in volunteer service; and, improve the overall quality of life of Albertans and the community as a whole.

“Across the province, volunteers are giving generously of their time and talents to make life better for Albertans,” stated Ricardo Miranda, Alberta’s Minister of Culture and Tourism.

“Take the time to recognize that special volunteer in your community by nominating them for a Stars of Alberta award.”

A total of six recipients – two in each category of youth, adult and senior – will be honoured at the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards ceremony held on Dec. 5, which is International Volunteer Day.

Albertans are invited to submit nominations online or download the nomination form at culturetourism.alberta.ca/stars.

Since the program began in 2000, 109 volunteers from across the province have been recognized.

The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards program is part of the province’s efforts to help set a standard for service, encourage a sustained commitment to civic participation and inspire others to make volunteering a central part of their lives.

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