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Alberta Northern Lights Volunteer Recognition Program

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

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 Alberta.ca website
  • receive a letter of recognition from the Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women

Volunteering during COVID-19

Learn about volunteer opportunities and how to stay safe.

Recent recipients

Be the Change YYC

On June 17, they were recognized for delivering essential supplies to Calgary’s homeless and advocating for change.

Personal protection with a personal touch

On June 10, they were recognized for making and donating unique personal protective equipment for frontline workers and vulnerable Albertans.

Daisy Mella

On June 3, she was recognized for using her musical talent to bring joy and support to her community in times of need.

Recipients

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]

How to volunteer

For contact information, visit Volunteering during COVID-19.