2024 nominations for the Volunteer of the Year Award is CLOSED!

   Volunteer of the year award recipients

* Isabella Rivard, 2024 Stephen J. McQuaid Memorial Youth Award recipient.
* Sharon Veale, Neil and Gail MacDonald Volunteer of the Year Award recipient.

Volunteers are - and always will be - an essential part of our

The Volunteer of the Year Award is presented annually to  acknowledge and reward volunteer citizens who have made an outstanding contribution to the community in each of the following categories: 

  • Volunteer of the Year Award (adults between 19 to 64 years of age)
  • Youth Volunteer of the Year Award (youth between 13 to 18 years of age)
  • Senior Volunteer of the Year Award (senior adults age 65 years and over)

Award recipients will each receive a gift from Mayor and Council and to commemorate their commitment and dedication to the Town, their names will be displayed at Stratford Town Center in honour of their service to our community. 


The award is open to anyone who has volunteered their time and effort in the Town of Stratford, whether these have occurred within a structured organization (e.g. volunteering at the library) or in an informal setting (e.g. raking leaves for your neighbour).

While the purpose of this award is primarily on recognizing individual citizens, the Volunteer Award Selection Committee will also accept a submission that nominates two or more people together. 

Selection Process:

The Town of Stratford will oversee the award, provide title and the way in which it is presented. A committee under the direction of the Town’s Recreation, Culture and Events Committee will select the recipient. 

How to send in a submission:

Nomination forms can be downloaded and printed from the website (see below). Completed nomination forms can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to the Town of Stratford at the address below:

Volunteer Award Selection Committee 
Town of Stratford
c/o Recreation, Culture & Events Department
234 Shakespeare Drive (or drop off at Stratford Town Centre) 
Stratford, PE   C1B 2V8

Email: [email protected]
T: (902) 569-1995

All submissions must be signed. The annual deadline for submissions is Monday, June 3, 2024 at 12:00 pm.

PLEASE NOTE: Award decisions will be selected based solely on the information provided, so it is important that all relevant information accompanies the nomination for the Volunteer Award Selection Committee to make the best possible decision.

Application form:  2024 Nominee Application Form