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

The Breaking Barriers category recognizes exceptional volunteers who are working to create communities that are diverse and inclusive.

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

  • addressing racism
  • advocating for 2SLGBTQQIA+ inclusion
  • fighting gender discrimination


Use these posters to help promote the awards:

How to nominate someone

Step 1. Fill out the form

2023 Stars of Alberta nomination form

Step 2. Gather your documents

Your nomination submission for the 2023 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards must include the following documents:

  • completed nomination form signed by the nominator
  • letter of nomination that includes the critical information outlined on page 3 of the nomination form
  • letter of consent signed by the nominee
  • 1 or 2 letters of reference to strengthen the nomination – optional

Step 3. Submit the application

Submit a completed application by email to:

Email: [email protected]


Only one category may be selected for each nomination.

Nominations must be for outstanding achievements of individuals in the designated category – group nominations will not be accepted.

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 2SLGBTQQIA+ inclusion or address barriers for 2SLGBTQQIA+ people
  • fight gender discrimination and reduce barriers for women, girls and gender-diverse people

Award recipients

Learn about previous years' award recipients


Connect with the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards program:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Email: [email protected]