Premier's Volunteer Service Award

35th Annual Volunteer Awards

35th Annual Volunteer Awards

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Victoria Inn

Deadline for nominations is
Friday February 2, 2018


Premier's Volunteer Service Award

Call For Nominations

The spirit of volunteerism is alive and well in Manitoba!

The Premier of Manitoba invites you to nominate deserving individuals, youth and community groups for the 2018 Premier's Volunteer Service Award.

The Award

The Premier's office, in cooperation with Volunteer Manitoba, established this award to:

  • Honour the efforts and dedication of outstanding volunteers in Manitoba; and
  • Recognize and encourage the valuable services performed by volunteers throughout the province.

Past recipients of the award have served their communities by:

  • Conscientiously performing one or more volunteer activities over a period of years; or
  • Taking unusual initiative to identify and solve a critical problem or meet a specific need; or
  • Organizing and directing an activity which has a great impact on the community; and
  • Inspiring the spirit of volunteerism in others.

Award Categories

There are three award categories:

  1. Individual Volunteer: This is presented to five exceptional individual volunteers whose efforts have contributed significantly to the quality of life in their communities.
  2. Youth: The youth leadership category recognizes young Manitobans (under 25) who have made considerable contributions to their schools, organizations and communities through volunteer work. The young volunteers serve as role models, encouraging other young people to give of themselves for the betterment of the community.
  3. Community Groups: This award is presented to three community groups that have improved the quality of life in our province through extraordinary collective volunteer efforts of the members.

Who Can Be Nominated?

Any living resident of Manitoba or organization that has been actively involved in volunteer service may be nominated. Candidates must have performed such service on a wholly volunteer basis and not for pay. The candidate's volunteer work must have occurred in Manitoba. Individuals of any age are eligible.


An independent panel of judges reviews all nominations and selects the award recipients. All nominators and candidates will be notified in writing of the judges' decisions.

The Award Presentation

The award consists of a presentation gift. It is presented by the Premier at Volunteer Manitoba's Annual Volunteer Awards Dinner on April 19, 2018 at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Conference Centre.

A Certificate of Recognition will be sent to each nominee.

Submitting a Nomination

Nominators should be persons who have benefited from or who are familiar with the volunteer activity of the candidate. Separate nominations may be submitted for as many individuals, youth or groups as desired.

Municipal, provincial and federal politicians presently holding office are not eligible to nominate or be nominated.

Members of the candidate's immediate family are not eligible to nominate or act as references.

All nominations will be acknowledged in writing.

Nominators or references may be contacted for additional information.

Nomination Procedure

Please print or type clearly. Ensure that the candidate's name is correctly spelled as it will be used on official materials.

Attach a statement describing the nominee's volunteer work and how it has affected the organization or community. Provide details on the following topics, if applicable. Please be thorough as your description will be the only information available to the judges. Use up to five pages of standard 8.5" x 11" paper.

  • Activity: Briefly describe the activity for which the candidate is being considered.
  • Need: Describe the need filled by the nominee. Why was the need important to the community or recipient of service?
  • Method: What did the nominee do to address the need?
  • Impact: What was the outcome of the candidate's efforts? How many people benefited?
  • Leadership: In what way did the candidate demonstrate leadership?
  • Perseverance: What challenges were met or what obstacles were overcome?
  • Creativity: What imagination was shown?
  • Other Volunteer Involvement: In what other volunteer activities has the candidate participated?
  • Summary: What is exceptional about the volunteer contribution? How is the nominee an inspiration to others? Why should the award be given to this person or organization?

Please make a clear distinction between the work for which the nominee was paid and his or her volunteer work.

Include printed matter such as letters, news clippings, pamphlets and testimonials if directly related to the candidate's volunteer activities. Highlight specific section(s) for the judges' attention.

Photographs will be accepted, but please do not send video or audio cassettes, displays or films.

Nomination Forms

Online Form

Printable Form

Printable Form (Franšais)