The City of Portage la Prairie Volunteer of the Month Award is an opportunity to recognize Portage la Prairie residents for their volunteer contributions and commitments to community service. The voluntary service demonstrated should be unpaid and not an employment responsibility.
Mayor Sharilyn Knox will honour the volunteer award recipient(s) on the 15th of each month.
Eligibility and Criteria for the Award
The City of Portage la Prairie Volunteer of the Month nominee should be committed to making the City of Portage la Prairie a better community through voluntary personal service to meet community needs. The nominee will be considered based on initiative and good work achieved through volunteer service. Nominations should be made for direct service, board service, or administrative volunteering. Individuals may be nominated by an individual, agency, corporation, or organization. Nominees must live in the City of Portage la Prairie.
Tips for Completing the Nomination Form
- How many hours does the nominee volunteer per month?
- Describe the need for the volunteer’s service.
- Did the nominee start a new program, use new methods to solve problems, initiate activities, or build collaboration with other organizations? Explain.
- Describe the impact the nominee’s service made to the community.
You are encouraged to interview your nominee or get a quote from them on their thoughts about volunteerism and giving back to their community. You can gain a deeper level of understanding about their service, reasons, motivation, and unique challenges or circumstances they face, or faced when volunteering.
Because this award program is ongoing, there is no deadline for submitting nominations. Applications are valid for 6 months from the time of submission.