Volunteer Awards

Annual VIQ Volunteer Award Nomination Forms

VIQ's Ruth Burrows Volunteer of the Year Award application

VIQ’s Maurice Rollins Community Leadership Award for Youth application

VIQ's Investors Group Business Person Volunteer Award application 

2018 VIQ Volunteer Awards:

VIQ's Ruth Burrow's Volunteer of the Year Award:

WINNER - SELMA BOCHNEK

nominees: Marg O’Hara, Don McAlpine, Jean Czyczyro, Marie-Ann Lammers, Garnet Goodwin, and Linda Blanchette

VIQ's Maurice Rollins Community Leadership Award for Youth:

WINNER - KYLE ELLIS  // RUNNER UP - JONATHAN SOUTHWARD

nominees; Madison Scheerhoorn and  Sky Andrews

VIQ's Investor's Group Business Person Volunteer Award:

WINNER - MAURICE ROLLINS

nominees: Stephen Quickart, Frank Meiboom and Julie Lange

Past VIQ Volunteer Awards Winners

Ruth Burrows Volunteer Award
The Ruth Burrows Volunteer Award was established in 1990 to recognize Ruth Burrows, an exemplary community volunteer. Since then, the award has been presented annually to an individual who has made an outstanding and exceptional contribution to the community. Past winners of this award are:

2017 Bob Wludyka                           2004 Verna McLellan
2016 Barbara Lea                             2003 Gisela Tomlinson
2015 Janet DeGroot                         2002 Evan Morton
2014 Kevin Clark                              2001 Natasha Cadieux
2013 Angela Miller                           2000 Russel Perkin
2012 Janet Brown                            1999 George Morden
2011 Don Roy                                    1998 Joan Gauthier
2010 Linda & Robert Downey        1997 Bonnie Dobson
2009 Phil Panelas                             1996 Elizabeth Scott
2008 Charlie Burghgraef                 1995 Eugene Lang
2007 Doreen Cook                             1994 Wendy Seguin
2006 Kristina Patterson                   1993 Harold Goldsman
2005 Susan Lough                             1992 Mary Paterson                                                                                                                                                                        1991 Bessie Marsh

Maurice Rollins Community Leadership Award for Youth - Celebrating the Spirit of Volunteerism in Tomorrow's Leaders
The Maurice Rollins Community Leadership Award for Youth annually honours an outstanding young leader in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. Voluntary organizations, community groups, schools and individuals may nominate a young person aged 16-24 who has made an exceptional contribution. The award was established to recognize Maurice Rollins, a visionary and leader in our community. Past winners of this award are:

2017 Esegent Lemm
2016 Janice Burton
2015 Sarah Day
2014 Hayden Grierson
2013 Andrea Walterhouse
2012 Ben Jones
2011 Kiera Brant
2010 Joseph Murphy
2009 Sarah Partridge
2008 Melanie Burton
2007 Michael Byford
2006 Courtney Kiss
2005 Heather Lafferty
2004 Natasha Cadieux
2003 Ryan Ackers
2002 Jennifer C. MacD

Investors Group Business Person Volunteer Award
The Investors Group Business Person Volunteer award was created in 2011. The award is presented annually to recognize an outstanding leader that has continued to make an exceptional contribution to our community. Past winners are:

2017 Nancy Troke
2016 Frank Maiboom
2015 Ryan Williams
2014 Eben James Sr
2013 Beth & Claude Pepin
2012 Bob Pickard
2011 John Smylie

Volunteer Recognition

International Day of Volunteers

International Volunteer Day takes place on December 5th each year and is officially recognized by the United Nations as a day on which volunteers around the world are recognized and celebrated for their contributions and dedication. Volunteer & Information Quinte organizes a free event for all volunteers in our community of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.

National Volunteer Week Volunteer Celebration (April)
What is National Volunteer Week?
National Volunteer Week is a special time set aside in April each year to honour and recognize Canadians who donate time and energy to their fellow citizens. National Volunteer Week also raises awareness of the vital contribution volunteers make to our communities and our country.

Volunteer of the Week - Hastings & Prince Edward

In partnership with the Shopper's Market and Live Love and Laugh Florist, a volunteer is nominated Volunteer of the Week. Each week, the nominated volunteer receives a bouquet of flowers and recognition in the Shopper's Market.

If you would like to submit the name of someone who gives freely of their time and talents to our community, please send the details and contact information to: Julie Hutt, Coordinator of Volunteers at coordinator@viq.ca

 

Volunteer of the Month - North Hastings

In partnership with Bancroft This Week and Pepin's No Frills, a volunteer is nominated Volunteer of the Month. Each month, the nominated volunteer receives a gift certificate and recognition in the Bancroft This Week newspaper.

If you would like to submit the name of someone who gives freely of their time and talents to our community, please send the details and contact information to: Irene Halliday, North Hastings Rep at irene.halliday@viq.ca