Alberta Northern Lights Volunteer Recognition Program

Honouring the everyday heroes who are helping to make life better in communities across the province.

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Alberta Northern Lights Volunteer Recognition Program

Everyday heroes

Every day, volunteers across the province are helping to improve the lives of Albertans and make our communities stronger. Volunteers are the heart of our community, whether they’re:

  • supporting recreation and cultural programs that enhance our daily experiences
  • working on the frontlines to deliver services to those in need or during times of crisis

The Alberta Northern Lights Volunteer Program gives these volunteers the recognition they deserve – and a chance for you to say ‘thank you.’

Individuals and groups from across the province can be nominated for the program if they:

  • contribute unpaid service to the community through formal or informal volunteering
  • demonstrate community spirit
  • serve as a role model for others in their community

Volunteers who are selected through the program will:

  • be profiled on the website
  • receive a letter of recognition from the Minister of Arts, Culture and Status of Women

Recent recipients

On June 13, 2024, Elly VandenEnden was recognized for her dedicated service and generosity of spirit in support of the community.
On June 6, 2024, the North Peace Navigators were recognized for their support of minor hockey and the community.
On May 30, 2024, Brian Mkubwa was recognized for his outstanding volunteerism in support of the Calgary Drop-In Centre Free Goods program.
On May 23, 2024, Vivian Giese was recognized for her dedicated fundraiser in support of non-profit organizations in her community.


See all the outstanding Albertans who have been recognized by this volunteer recognition program.

View all recipients

Nominate a volunteer

Honour the contributions of an amazing individual or group.

Nominate a volunteer


Alberta Northern Lights Volunteer Recognition Program

Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-638-4699
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]