A Great Opportunity to Recognize Our Local Volunteers

January 13, 2015

Cornwall, ON – Ontario’s Volunteer Services Awards program is accepting nominations until January 25th and MPP Jim McDonell encourages all local service organizations to nominate their volunteers.

 

“Volunteering brings the community together around our common values of service, sharing and caring” said MPP McDonell. “Local residents help Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry thrive by bringing their time, skills and resources where they are most needed. Whether it is helping take those in need to appointments, helping schools deliver extra-curricular activities, volunteering with your local service club, assisting seniors in their home, organizing community events, delivering training or fundraising, every contribution is valuable and worthy of both gratitude and recognition. The annual Volunteer Services Awards recognize local residents with many years’ continuous service and nominations are easy to submit online”.

 

Program information, eligibility criteria, nomination forms and guides can be found online at

http://www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/english/citizenship/honours/vsa.shtml

 

Adults are recognized for over 10 years’ continuous service, while youth are recognized for two or more years of service.

 

“Volunteers are the backbone of our community – let’s show them our appreciation and support” MPP McDonell concluded. “Without them, many programs and services that we rely on would not be available”.