National Volunteer Week April 23 - 29, 2017

2017 Volunteer Halton and Community Development Awards


 Nominations are open to all nonprofit, voluntary and grassroots organizations providing services in Halton

Community Volunteer

Walter Mulkewich Community Development Award

Cheers To Volunteers

Recognize a community volunteer from your organization who has made a significant contribution to the community. Four recipients, one from each local community (Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville) will be selected based on your submission on the VOLUNTEER’s IMPACT.

 Nominations will reopen February 2018

This award recognizes a COMMUNITY GROUP whose collective work has made a significant change in their community. One GROUP active in one of Halton communities will be selected based on your submission on the GROUP’s ACTIVITY IMPACT.

Nominations will reopen February 2018

This initiative provides you with an opportunity to recognize the important contribution volunteers make to your organization. Twelve recipients, three from each of the four local communities (Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville) will be selected through a RANDOM DRAW.

 Nominations will reopen February 2018

Volunteers are on the front lines of all of our community services – community health care, heritage and arts, maintenance of green space, disaster relief, volunteer firefighting, minor sports – the list is endless.

Each year we dedicate a special time to honour citizens who volunteer their time and talents to worthy causes across our country, region and local community. Our theme for National Volunteer Week 2017 is Hands Through Time in Halton.
We want to acknowledge the incredible efforts of volunteers across Halton and say THANK YOU. National Volunteer Week is when we can all take time to recognize volunteers and celebrate the power of volunteerism in our community.


Change the World - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge

The ChangeTheWorld – Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is a campaign to encourage and increase youth volunteerism and to encourage and foster a life-long commitment to volunteering. This year there are 25 volunteer centers and organizations across Ontario who are participating. The initiative is a challenge for youth, ages 14 to 18 years, to get involved by volunteering and to be a force for change and for good in their local community.

International Volunteer Day (December 5)

Volunteers, this is your moment! Celebrate International Volunteer Day (IVD) on December IVD 2013 logo5th!

IVD offers an opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers to make visible their contributions - at local, national and international levels - to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Over the years, rallies, parades, community volunteering projects, environmental awareness, free medical care and advocacy campaigns have all featured prominently on IVD.The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) is reminding people around the world of the difference that they can make. Read more...