Submitting a Nomination

General Information

  • Nominators should be persons who have benefitted from or who are familiar with the volunteer activity of the candidate.
  • Separate nominations may be submitted for as many individuals, youths or groups as desired.
  • Municipal, provincial and federal politicians presently holding office are not eligible to nominate or be nominated.
  • Members of the candidate’s immediate family are not eligible to nominate or act as references.
  • All nominations will be acknowledged in writing.
  • Nominators or references may be contacted for additional information.

For more information or help completing the nomination, phone 1-800-282-8069 or 204-945-0350 (Winnipeg).


1. Complete the nomination sheet in full.

  • Please type or print clearly. Ensure that the candidate’s name is correctly spelled as it will be used on official materials.

2. Tell us about your nominee and what makes this person or community group exceptional.

  • Attach a statement describing the nominee’s volunteer work and how it has affected the organization or community. Provide details on the following topics, if applicable. Please be thorough as your description will be the only information available to the judges. Use up to five pages of standard 8.5" x 11" paper.
  1. Activity - Briefly describe the activity for which the candidate is being considered.
  2. Need - Describe the need filled by the nominee. Why was the need important to the community or recipient of service?
  3. Method - What did the nominee do to address the need?
  4. Impact - What was the outcome of the candidate’s efforts? How many people benefitted? What was actually accomplished?
  5. Leadership - In what way did the candidate demonstrate leadership?
  6. Perseverance - What challenges were met or what obstacles were overcome?
  7. Creativity - What imagination was shown?
  8. Other Volunteer Involvement - In what other volunteer activities has the candidate participated?
  9. Summary - What is exceptional about the volunteer contribution? How is the nominee an inspiration to others? Why should the award be given to this person or organization?
  • Please make a clear distinction between the work for which the nominee was paid and his or her volunteer work.
  • Include printed matter such as letters, news clippings, pamphlets and testimonials if directly related to the candidate’s volunteer activities. Highlight specific section(s) for the judges’ attention.
  • Photographs will be accepted, but please do not send video or audio cassettes, displays or films.
  • A total of ten (10) pages of supplementary material may accompany the nomination form

3. Send completed nomination on or before February 8, 2019, to:

Premier’s Volunteer Service Award
6th Floor-800 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3G 0N4
Facsimile 204-948-4042