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Volunteer Halton

Connecting people who want to volunteer with organizations that need volunteers. Supports nonprofit agencies with training, consulting, and promotion of volunteerism.

Volunteer Awards

Local Honours and Awards

Halton Volunteer Awards in celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 24 – 30, 2022

Cheers to Volunteers Awards
The Cheers to Volunteers award offers Halton serving organizations an opportunity to recognize the important contributions volunteers make to their mission and vision, and to celebrate the National Volunteer Week. Nominations are open to all nonprofit, charitable, voluntary, grassroots, and community support organizations actively providing volunteer services in Halton. The award is presented to selected volunteers during National Volunteer Week celebrations. (Volunteer Halton)
Nominations due: March 31, 2022 @4:00pm (closed)


Halton Volunteer Impact Award
Recognize the importance and impact of the role of individual volunteers across Halton Region on an annual basis. Nominations are open to all nonprofit, charitable, voluntary, grassroots, and community support organizations providing services in Halton. The award is presented to selected volunteers during National Volunteer Week celebrations.(Volunteer Halton)
Nominations due: March 25, 2022 @5:00pm (closed)


Oakville Community Spirit Awards
Oakville Community Spirit Awards recognizes, honours and celebrates individuals, organizations, businesses and community groups who are contributing to the life and spirit of a neighbourhood or community in Oakville and abroad. Awards are presented to those who have demonstrated ongoing leadership, dedication and involvement in the community. (Town of Oakville)
Nominations due: TBA in July More information


Burlington’s Best Awards
If you know someone who has made a positive impact in your community, help give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for an award today. The City of Burlington is accepting nominations for seven award categories: Citizen of the year; Junior Citizen of the year; Senior Citizen of the year; Environmental Award; Arts Person of the Year; Community Service Award; Heritage Award. (City of Burlington)
Nomination due: under review More information


Ontario Honours and Awards

Ontario Senior of the Year Award
The Ontario Senior of the Year Award gives each municipality in Ontario the opportunity to honour one outstanding local Ontarian who after the age of 65 has enriched the social, cultural or civic life of his or her community.
Nomination due: April 30 of each year Nominate Online!


Senior Achievement Award
This Award honours those who have made outstanding contributions to their communities after turning 65.
Nomination due: June 15 of each year Nominate Online!


Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship
The Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship recognizes individuals who, through exceptional long-term efforts, have made outstanding contributions to their communities.
Nomination due: Nov 15 of each year Nominate Online!


Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award for Students
This award is given to graduating students from an Ontario secondary school, and honours those students who not only complete the number of volunteer hours required to graduate, but who go above and beyond.
Nomination due: Open – no deadline Nominate Online!


June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award
The June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism in Ontario -awarded for superlative volunteer work undertaken by individuals, groups or businesses.
Nomination due: February 18 of each year Nominate Online!


Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers
The Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers – presented to young volunteers between the ages of 15 and 24.
Nomination due: January 15 of each year Nominate Online!


Ontario Volunteer Service Award
The Ontario Volunteer Service awards are given to volunteers in recognition of continuous years of service with a community organization.
Nomination due: February 18 of each year Nominate Online!


Hilary M. Weston Scholarship
The Hilary M. Weston Scholarship is awarded to two graduate-level social work students in the area of mental health. Successful applicants each receive a one-time award of $7,500.
Nomination due: December 15 of each year Nominate Online!