The VOscars are coming! – Volunteer Ottawa Awards

4Volunteer Ottawa (VO) will be holding its 8th Annual VOscars on the evening of April 19, 2018 at Ottawa City Hall.

The VOscars celebrates Ottawa’s vibrant volunteer community and gives special recognition to those individuals, organizations and corporations that have made a meaningful difference in people’s lives.

Volunteers play a significant role in our community whether it be helping those less fortunate than ourselves or bringing people together for a good cause! Now, it’s your chance to nominate a deserving volunteer for recognition.

Do you know of someone who exemplifies the spirit of volunteering? Do you know a young person or senior who has made a significant contribution to our community through their volunteering efforts? Do you know a corporation, business or organization that supports volunteering among its employees or that has built a successful volunteer program?

The 2018 VOscars Award categories include: the Mayor’s Award for Volunteer Spirit; Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award; Outstanding Senior Volunteer Award; Leadership in Corporate Volunteerism; and, Outstanding Volunteer Program Award.

To submit a nomination or to review the nomination criteria, please click here. Tickets for the event can be purchased on the VO event page here.

The deadline for volunteer nominations is February 26, 2018.

I highly encourage everyone to consider nominating someone they know for recognition of their efforts in volunteering!

For more information on the VOscars nomination process please contact Suzanne Seebach at