VIQ’s Ruth Burrows
Volunteer of the Year Award

Award Application
Please read the following instructions before proceeding with the application.
Applications that are not filled out properly will be disqualified.

Eligibility Criteria
-Nominees must be a resident of Hastings or Prince Edward County
-Nominees must have volunteered or are volunteering their time, talent and energy to benefit the community for a minimum of 10 years. (does not have to be consecutive years)
-Nominees must have been or are undertaking such activities on a voluntary basis and not for remuneration

Nomination Procedure
Nominations must be made as follows:
1. By a community organization, with support letters and volunteer history.
2. By two sponsors, one of whom will act as a contact person, with support letters and volunteer history. Please note: nominations must be made annually. Past nominees may be re-nominated

Guide Lines:
-Nominations must be made annually. Past nominees may be re-nominated
-The nominees will be judged on the basis of the letter(s) of support and volunteer history. Please provide as much detail as possible
-Multiple letters of support can be provided

Sponsoring Organization Information:
A minimum of one letter of support required
(For individuals nominating a volunteer please skip ahead to the Individual Sponsor Section)


Two Individual Sponsors:
A minimum of two letters of support are required

Only the information provided in this application will be used during the selection process. Please do not depend on the person's reputation or status in the community.

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Letters of Support:
Letter of Support should speak of the individual contribution made by the nominee to the agency and community.  Nomination must include letter(s) of  support to be considered by the selection committee. There is no limit on how many letters of support you provide.
  1. A description of the nominee’s volunteer activities (past and present) include all significant instances. 
  1. A full description of the contribution that has been made to the business and community by your nominee. How have they implemented volunteerism as a value. 
  1. Why do you feel your nominee deserves the selected Award? Tell us what is unique about the individual you are nominating.


Please upload your letters of support here or follow the instructions below to email, mail or fax them in. 

Mail or Email Letters of Support:
Please submit the letters of support before the deadline of March 31st; failure to submit the required letters will result in an incomplete and invalid application.
Mail: Volunteer & Information Quinte, 121-199 Front St., Belleville, K8N 5H5
Fax: 613-969-2826

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