Volunteer recognition

Alberta Northern Lights Volunteer Recognition Program

Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-638-4599
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: abvolunteerawards@gov.ab.ca

How to volunteer

For contact information, visit Volunteering during COVID-19.

Alberta Northern Lights Volunteer Recognition Program

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

Everyday heroes

During these times, the volunteers in our communities deserve our gratitude now more than ever. And the Alberta Northern Lights Volunteer Program gives them the recognition they deserve.

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

Tania Driusso Belcastro

On July 30, she was recognized for preparing care baskets and delivering them to those in need in her community.


On July 27, they were recognized for offering online programs for youth with teen instructors, and for hosting nation-wide talent shows.

Carol Picard

On July 23, she was recognized for being part of a team that hosts free weekly meals and for helping deliver donated meals to those in need.


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