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Volunteer Achievement Awards

The 2016 nomination deadline has now passed and Richmond Hill is currently not accepting any new nominations. Those selected will be notified directly in the coming weeks.

Richmond Hill's Volunteer Achievement Awards honour residents who have shown long-term dedication and commitment to building a stronger community through volunteering in Richmond Hill.

Award Categories

Award One: Volunteer Achievement Award (multiple recipients)
This award recognizes volunteers (19 and older) who have made a difference in the community through volunteerism.

Award Two: Youth Volunteer Achievement Award (one recipient)
This award honours volunteers (18 years or younger) who have made a difference in the community through volunteerism. The recipient will receive financial support towards a Registered Educational Savings Plan. 

Award Three: Naim Malik Volunteer Achievement Award for the Promotion of Intercultural Friendships (one recipient)
This award recognizes volunteers (19 years or older) who have made a difference in the community by fostering and promoting Intercultural Friendship. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Nominees must be 19 or older to qualify for the Volunteer Achievement and Naim Malik Awards and 18 or younger to qualify for the Youth Volunteer Achievement Award.
  • A minimum of five consecutive years of volunteer service is required for the Volunteer Achievement Award; two years for the Youth Volunteer Award; and three years for the Naim Malik Volunteer Achievement Award (35 hours per year).
  • Nominees must be Richmond Hill residents.
  • Nominees must not have received payment for their volunteer work or performed the services as part of their regular business or professional duties.
  • Nominees must be active beyond simple membership in an organization.


    Before submitting a nomination, please read the following information in its entirety:

  • If you would like to be nominated, have a nominator complete and submit a Nomination Form for you. As a nominee, you are not eligible to nominate yourself.
  • Please include a headshot of the nominee (jpeg, high quality), two Letters of Reference for each nomination, along with a biography no longer than 250 words.
  • Please be sure to complete your Volunteer Achievement Award Nomination Form in full; incomplete forms will not be accepted.




     Selection Process

    Recipients are first nominated by a member of the community. Following nominations, a Richmond Hill Review Committee establishes that the information received about the nominee is accurate and that the nominee is eligible to receive the Volunteer Achievement Award. The Committee will then send a letter or email to the individual confirming the nomination has been received. Recipients are then recommended to Council for final selection. Those selected are then invited to attend a special ceremony in April acknowledging their Award. 

    For more information, email or call 905-771-5513.

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