Overview

The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards recognize extraordinary Albertans whose volunteer efforts have contributed to the well-being of their community and fellow community members.

Youth, adult and senior categories

Two awards are given annually on or around International Volunteer Day, December 5, in these categories:

  • youth (up to 24 years old)
  • adult
  • senior

Breaking Barriers category

This year, the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards are introducing a new Breaking Barriers category to recognize exceptional volunteers who are working to create communities that are diverse and inclusive.

Three awards will be presented to individuals or groups who volunteer in these areas:

  • addressing racism
  • advocating for LGBTQ2S+ inclusion
  • fighting gender discrimination

Posters

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How to nominate someone

Step 1. Fill out the form

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Step 2. Gather your documents

Your nomination submission for the 2021 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards must include a:

  • completed nomination form signed by the nominee and the nominator
  • letter of nomination submitted by the nominator (provided in a separate attachment)
  • completed critical information (detailed responses to the points 1 to 8 provided in a separate attachment)
  • completed list of references

Step 3. Submit the application

Submit a completed application by email (preferred) or mail to our office.

Email: [email protected]

Address:
Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards
907, 10405 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4R7

Eligibility

Only one category may be selected for each nomination.

Youth, adult and senior categories

Albertans are eligible for a Stars of Alberta Volunteer Award – in the youth, adult or senior categories – if they:

  • exemplify the spirit of community service
  • demonstrate exemplary initiative, leadership and creativity in their service to others
  • serve as a role model for others in their community
  • inspire others to engage in volunteer service
  • improve the overall quality of life of fellow Albertans and community as a whole

Breaking Barriers category

Albertans are eligible for a Stars of Alberta Volunteer Award – in the Breaking Barriers category – if they:

  • address racism or reduce barriers for racialized communities
  • increase and promote intercultural understanding and trust between communities
  • promote LGBTQ2S+ inclusion or address barriers for LGBTQ2S+ people
  • fight gender discrimination and reduce barriers for women, girls and gender-diverse people

Award recipients

Find out who the 2020 recipients are and learn about past recipients.

Contact

Connect with the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards program:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-910-8902
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-427-4155
Email: [email protected]