AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Volunteer Markham’s Community CHAMPIONS Award

All heroes don’t wear capes!  Take time now to click on the link below to thank someone that has made it part of their day to make yours better.  Come back anytime to nominate those that make our community a better place to live.    Open to everyone!

The Spotlight in January is on: 

George Sheen supporting The Foundation Fighting Blindness and Thornhill Seniors Camera Club

Manha and Laiba Yusuf supporting Mental Health, 360 Kids, Yellow Brick House, Inn From the Cold, Ontario Humane Society, Rose of Sharon

Shanta Sunderson leading and supporting community based initiatives helping thousands during Covid-19 through We-Care York Region

Tauseef Raza Syed supporting Volunteer Markham

Leeya Wilson supporting the Toronto Wildlife Centre (Wildlife Care Volunteer)

Jennifer Law supporting the Toronto Wildlife Centre

Rehana Doobay supporting the Yellow Brick House

Anne Nicholson supporting Markham Inter-Church Committee For Affordable Housing (MICAH)

Emily Strike supporting SickKids Hospital, Centre For Dreams, Em’s Entourage, Community Basketball

The Spotlight in February is on: 

David Smith supporting Markham Inter-Church Committee For Affordable Housing (MICAH)

Ilon Bergshoeff supporting Markham Inter-Church Committee For Affordable Housing (MICAH)

Suku Navaratnam supporting Markham Inter-Church Committee For Affordable Housing (MICAH)

Iain Marshall supporting Markham Inter-Church Committee For Affordable Housing (MICAH)

Paul Scotland supporting Markham Inter-Church Committee For Affordable Housing (MICAH)

Sydney Yang supporting 10,000 Trees for the Rouge

Robert Roszell supporting 10,000 Trees for the Rouge

Kenneth Lee supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters York

Joseph Ventura supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters York

Evan Colarossi supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters York

Francesco Giardulli supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters York

Pat Little supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters York

Linda Caruso supporting Yellow Brick House

Lakysha Moonemalle supporting the “Change the World Markham” Youth Leadership Team at Volunteer Markham (CTW Markham)

 

 

 

 

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At Volunteer Markham, we know that VOLUNTEERS are a precious resource in our community.  By generously giving their time and talent they strengthen our social fabric, improve our health and wellness, and protect our environment. Their contributions make life richer and better for all, and make our community  a better place.

Volunteer Markham is launching a recognition program to acknowledge outstanding volunteers in three categories:

Social Services Support, Community Spirit, Global Spirit

Nominees must be received by the 17th of each for that month’s review.  All nominees will be considered for the quarterly CHAMPIONS AWARD.  Every nominee will receive recognition from Volunteer Markham.

Watch here how the passion of volunteering has made a difference at MICAH (Markham Inter-Church Committee for Affordable Housing). 

To nominate an outstanding volunteer follow this link

Stay tuned right here for our SPOTLIGHT on nominees monthly!

Volunteer Markham’s Stanley Cup Award

Volunteer Markham has been providing services for over 40 years largely through the efforts of volunteers.  The Stanley Cup Award was created over 20 years ago as a legacy and recognition to the impact that one volunteer can and did make.  The Stanley Cup Award is presented annually, during Volunteer Appreciation Week, to a Volunteer Markham distinguished volunteer who continues on giving and serving as an inspiration to us all.

Seen here is Volunteer Markham’s own team of Champions celebrating the VM Stanley Cup Award with City of Markham Mayor, Councillors and staff.

Additional Ways To Have Volunteers Recognized

Achieve Ontario is an official, standardized volunteer experience record that allows organizations and community members to acknowledge the immense contributions made by volunteers. It recognizes the skills, tasks, time and talent that goes into each volunteer opportunity and elevates outstanding individuals.

Ontario Volunteer Awards:  Learn how to nominate someone for a Provincial Award including:

  1. Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers

  2. Ontario Volunteer Service Awards

  3. June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Volunteerism

  4. Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award for Students

Other Provincial honours and awards can be found here.