Two awards are given in each of the following categories:
- youth (up to age 24)
The awards are part of government’s efforts to encourage people to support community initiatives. Recipients will be honoured at the awards ceremony on Dec. 5, International Volunteer Day. Since the inception of the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards in 2000, 121 volunteers from across the province have been recognized.
Albertans are encouraged to submit nominations online. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 20.
Alberta has more than 26,000 non-profit organizations with more than 1.6 million volunteer positions working to ensure important programs, services and community facilities are available.