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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

Recent recipients

John Arinze

On December 15, John Arinze was recognized for his selfless leadership in the Igbo community of Calgary.

Belinda Willier

On December 8, Belinda Willier was recognized for advocating on behalf of missing and murdered Indigenous women and men.

Karsh Chauhan

On December 1, Karsh Chauhan was recognized for ability and enthusiasm in inspiring and supporting others in achieving their dreams.

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.

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