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2017 Volunteer Halton Recognition Awards

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, and 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. 

We want to acknowledge the incredible efforts of volunteers across Halton and say THANK YOU for shaping new paths and keep growing, much like roots that make our communities strong. National Volunteer Week is when we can all take time to recognize volunteers and celebrate the power of volunteerism in our community.

We are pleased to present you the 2017 edition of the Cheers to Volunteers Awards, Community Volunteer Awards and Walter Mulkewich Community Development Award (for groups) in celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 23 - 29, 2017. These nominations are open to all nonprofit, voluntary and grassroots organizations in Halton.


Thank you for your nominations!

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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.

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.

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.

Deadline: Friday April 7, 2017

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Also, we're inviting you to check out what other volunteer awards are available and accepting nominations! Other Volunteer Awards


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One visit a week can bring a lonely Senior a huge sense of worth and happiness. Seniors who are isolated often find their recall of daily details are frosted over. A little social contact can melt that ice and bring warmth to you and your new Senior friend. By becoming a Memory Visiting Volunteer you will tap in to your natural caring abilities to provide companionship to adults experiencing memory loss in the early stages of dementia. Many clients are still very social and enjoy doing puzzles, crafts, and going for walks.

Volunteering with Acclaim Health will also provide much needed support to caregivers. Training will be provided to make you feel confident and comfortable in this role. Don’t want to volunteer alone? Sign up with a friend!

More information here. To apply, click the Yes, I'd Like to Volunteer! button to send in your interest in the position.




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Are ready to have an awesome summer and looking to make a difference in the lives of others? This opportunity is for you! You must be comfortable spending time with children who have varying needs and engaging in various activities alongside these children.
Darling Home for Kids’ Youth Summer Volunteer Initiative is a unique summer program geared towards youth 14-19 years of age. This initiative allows youth to gain new skills and experiences specific to working with children who are medically fragile and/or technology dependent. If you are a youth who is interested in making a difference and is dedicated to making the most of your summer, we encourage you to apply.

More information here. To apply, click the Yes, I'd Like to Volunteer!! button to send in your interest in the position.




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Daffodil Month Volunteers Urgently Needed! This April, by volunteering just a few hours of your time in support of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month campaign, local residents can save lives and help people who are living with cancer.

Volunteers are needed to sell daffodil pins for a donation at various retail locations throughout Halton including Food Basics, Fortino’s, LCBO’s, Metro, and Sobeys. We need volunteers from Thursday, March 30 to Sunday, April 2 and from Thursday, April 6 to Sunday, April 9 for 2 and 3 hour shifts. We encourage you to sign up for several shifts and to ask your friends and family to volunteer.

Money raised during Daffodil Month helps local patients and their families living with more than 100 different types of cancer. With these donations, the Canadian Cancer Society funds life-saving research and support services, as well as other important work, so that that fewer Canadians are affected by cancer.

Volunteers are essential to the success of the Daffodil Month campaign! Adult volunteers are needed as site managers to help deliver and pick up supplies for our onsite volunteers.

If you are interested in learning more or helping, please contact Sandy McDonald at or 905-845-5231 x 3163.

Youth Daffodil Pin Seller  >>> click here for details >>> to apply click Yes, I'd Like to Volunteer! 

Adult Daffodil Pin Seller  >>> click here for details >>> to apply click Yes, I'd Like to Volunteer! 

Daffodil Month Site Manager  >>> click here for details >>> to apply click Yes, I'd Like to Volunteer!




If you have a few hours to spare a week, enjoy driving and love children then this is the volunteer role for you. Volunteer drivers take children and on occasion parents, to various appointments; therapy sessions, family visits, counselling sessions, court dates, support groups, and other important meetings. 

As a driver you become a familiar and friendly face the children can depend on, someone who will listen to their stories and bring a smile to their faces at what can be a very confusing time in their lives. 

Drivers are currently needed in Milton and Halton Hills, during day time hours. Some do a specific drive or two per week, others are called upon on a daily basis and yet others do once a month. We are always in need of reliable, readily available volunteer drivers.

Apply here YESbutton or
contact Clara Costa, Supervisor of Volunteers, 905-333-4441 ext 0173;




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