2021 Annapolis County Volunteer Week!

The pandemic has been a rough ride for everyone but, like most difficult situations, there is a silver-lining. We have learned that Nova Scotians truly step up to help one another and give themselves freely.

As we prepare for 2021 Volunteer Week, we realize that there may not have been the events or festivals that our local volunteers work tirelessly to arrange and execute, but we did witness unbelievable acts of generosity that saw them helping others through a very difficult time.

Let's make sure to recognize these individuals for their kindness and community spirit.

Volunteers are truly the heart of our towns, villages and communities across Annapolis County. These volunteers are people of all ages who have the common goal to make a difference in their communities and enrich their own life by giving up their own time and skill. Together they help to make our communities stronger, healthier and more vibrant. Volunteer efforts can be seen on a daily basis around Annapolis County, in our community halls, churches, hospital/health centre, schools, volunteer organizations, boards, sport and recreation groups and facilities.

Volunteer Week - April 18 - 24, 2021

Each year, communities all across Canada pay tribute to the millions of volunteers who give themselves to better their communities and the organizations that rely on the lives of others. National Volunteer Week is a time for all of us to pause and celebrate the energy and commitment of volunteers. Volunteering is the lifeblood in our communities. It provides us with a sense of connection and well-being and helps us build better, stronger, and healthier communities. So, be sure to reach out and thank someone you know who volunteers.

The Municipality of the County of Annapolis and the Towns of Annapolis Royal and Middleton annually host Volunteer Week in Annapolis County. People are encouraged to nominate a deserving volunteer from their community to receive an award. The volunteer may be involved in any form of voluntarism, i.e. hospital work, serving on boards, 4-H leader, fire department, recreation committee member, coach, service club member, choir director, etc.

All nominations are recognized at a local ceremony during Volunteer Week. Also, a nominee from each Town and one from the County is chosen to be recognized at the Provincial level during the Provincial ceremony in Halifax.

How Do You Nominate Someone?

You have a couple options:

*  Complete a nomination form online (see below)

*  Contact Nadine at nbarteaux@annapoliscounty.ca and a nomination form will be emailed to you

*  Print off nomination form (see below) and mail to one of the three locations: 2021 Volunteer Week Nomination

County of Annapolis - PO Box 100 (752 St. George St), Annapolis Royal, NS, B0S 1A0

Town of Annapolis Royal - PO Box 310 (285 St. George St.), Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0

Town of Middleton - PO Box 340 (131 Commercial St.), Middleton, NS B0S 1P0

*  Print off nomination form (see below), complete it, and email with subject line: 2021 Volunteer Week Nomination to one of the three addresses:

County of Annapolis - nabarteaux@annapoliscounty.ca 

Town of Annapolis Royal - alc@annapolisroyal.com 

Town of Middleton - recoffice@town.middleton.ns.ca

All those nominated at the County level will be recognized during the Annapolis County Volunteer ceremony on Wednesday, April 21st, 7:00 pm (location TBA).

Deadline for Annapolis County Week volunteer nominations:
February 26, 2021, 4:30 pm.

Online Nomination Form  Click Here

Printable Nomination Form Click Here

We are also requesting a photo of your volunteer. Please send picture (max. 10mb) to

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way for people of all ages to meet new friends, learn and share skills or talents, gain work experience, help build your resume, help develop your community and most of all gave fun while enriching the lives of others to creating community!

If I am a Youth Person (Ages 12-30) in Annapolis County, why should I volunteer?

  • Shows you care about your community and its future

  • Shows that you like helping others

  • Shows you are responsible

  • Gain work experience

  • May help you decide your future career choice

  • Help build your resume

  • Some volunteer opportunities involve travel across Canada and around the world

  • Shows you have taken the initiative to learn new things

  • You might learn something new about yourself

  • Feel good about yourself because you have helped to make someone else’s day!

If I am an Older Adult Person (50+) in Annapolis County, why should I volunteer?

  • For the Health of it! It is great for your mental and physical health, gets you out and active in your community around others who care too

  • Meet new friends

  • Helps keep you busy and give you something rewarding to do in your free time

  • Helping for a cause in which you believe in

  • Have skills and experiences to share with others

  • Volunteer with your friends or family

Volunteer Opportunities 

To learn about volunteer opportunities, visit  Volunteer NS: Connecting with Your Community

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