Volunteer of the Year Award

This award recognizes an outstanding individual who volunteers their time and talent in the non-profit sector.  This individual makes a significant contribution to the community of Abbotsford through commitment, service, creativity, cooperation and leadership in their volunteer role(s).

For the purposes of this award, volunteering is defined as:

  • volunteered significant unpaid hours
  • contributed talents, energy and skills to help non-profit organizations in the community
  • be of benefit to the organization and to the volunteer

Award Criteria
Demonstrate exceptional commitment, service, creativity, cooperation, or leadership.  The following areas will be assessed:

  • Impact
  • Reach
  • Engagement
  • Challenges
  • Inspiration

Additional Material
Provide a letter of reference from the local charity or non-profit that benefitted from the contributions of the nominated individual, if possible.

The Award
The recipient will receive a framed award certificate and $500 will be donated to the recipient’s charity of choice.

The Abbotsford Community Foundation Community Grants Committee will select the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award. Selection will be based on the information contained in the Nomination Form. The committee may verify the information or seek out additional information if necessary.

All nominees will be encouraged to attend the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon on November 15, 2021, at the University of the Fraser Valley – Evered Hall.  The Abbotsford Community Foundation will publicly announce the winner at this time.

The Volunteer of the Year Award Nomination Form and Letter of Support must be submitted online no later than Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

Volunteer of the Year Award Nomination Form

  • Nominator Information

  • Nominee Information

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  • Please be advised that if your nominee is under the age of 19, we recommend submitting their nomination under the Alan & Vivian Trethewey Youth Philanthropy category.