Nova Scotia Celebrates Volunteers

News Release

Volunteers from across Nova Scotia were honoured at the province's 45th annual Provincial Volunteer Award Ceremony today, April 1, for their selfless contributions.

The ceremony is part of National Volunteer Week. More than 70 volunteers were celebrated in three award categories, the Representative Volunteer Award, Youth Volunteer Award and Family Volunteer Award. First Nations and municipalities in Nova Scotia selected one individual per community for the representative award.

    “There are thousands of volunteers in Nova Scotia who give generously of their time and expertise,” said Mr. Glavine. “They are living proof that when people come together for good, the possibilities are endless.”

The Little family from Yarmouth received the Family Award. The Little family has collectively contributed over 40 years of volunteer service to the community over the past 11 years.

    “The biggest reason we volunteer together as a family is because it is the right thing to do, to give back to our community,” said Jeff Little, father and Family Award recipient. “Also, it allows us to be together as a family and to bond while doing something we all love.”

For details about award winners around the province, visit