Premier's Volunteer Service Awards

36th Annual Volunteer Awards

36th Annual Volunteer Awards

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Club Regent Events Centre - 1425 Regent Ave W Doors Open at 5pm, Dinner begins at 6pm

Deadline for nominations is
Friday February 8, 2019


Premier's Volunteer Service Awards

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 2019 Premier's Volunteer Service Award.

The Premier's office, in partnership with Volunteer Manitoba, established the Premier's Volunteer Service 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:

Individual Volunteers
This is presented to five exceptional individual volunteers whose efforts have contributed significantly to the quality of life in their communities.

Youth Volunteers
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.

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. Nominees must have performed such service on a wholly volunteer basis and not for pay, and the nominee's volunteer work must have occurred in Manitoba.

Nominators should be persons who have benefitted 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.

The Award Presentation

The award consists of a presentation gift. The Premier's Volunteer Service Awards will be presented by the Premier at Volunteer Manitoba's annual Volunteer Awards Dinner on April 11, 2019, at the Club Regent Event Centre.

A Certificate of Recognition will be sent to each nominee in this category.

How to submit a nomination

  1. Complete the online nomination form (see below)
  2. Attach to the online form any supporting information you wish the jury to review. This could include: supporting letters (no more than 2), newsletter clippings (please submit only information pertaining to the nominee, and not a full newsletter), media coverage, or photos.
    Please note, you can only upload one attachment so please combine your information into one document. If you are not able to do so, please email additional information to and include the nominee's name and the award category in the subject line.

Nomination Forms

Online Form

Printable Form

Printable Form (Franšais)