Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Volunteer Recognition Program
The Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Volunteer Recognition Program is held annually in conjunction with
National Volunteer Week, and recognizes youth between the ages of five and twenty four years, who have
made outstanding contributions to their community through volunteerism. By recognizing these exceptional
volunteers, the "Leaders of Tomorrow" Awards will inspire other students to give of themselves to benefit the
Individuals, community groups, educational institutions and voluntary organizations are invited to nominate
young people who deserve recognition for their devotion to helping others.
The 2014 Leaders of Tomorrow Recognition Event and Gala Evening will be held during National Volunteer Week (April 6 - 12, 2014)
The 2013 Leaders of Tomorrow Recognition Event and Gala Evening was held on April 24, 2013 at the Lethbridge
Lodge Hotel and Conference Centre. There were 92 amazing youth volunteers recognized, including 7
Volunteer Excellence Award recipients.
Thank you to everyone who was involved with this year's Gala: the nominators, nominees, staff, volunteers, Leaders of Tomorrow Committee, sponsors, Dory Rossiter (MC for the evening), the musical tones of the LCI Gold Jazz Band, and those who attended the Gala. Your participation and enthusiasm was instrumental in creating an evening that celebrated youth who are the future Leaders of Tomorrow!
2013 VOLUNTEER EXCELLENCE AWARD RECIPIENTS
Click on the recipient's name to read their bio.
16 to 18 years old
"I strive to make a long-lasting impact with depth and breadth beyond my own community.
Whether I'm helping one person or a whole village, every hour, every minute, and every
second of time volunteering makes a difference. Knowing that I'm making even the
smallest difference in someone's life is in itself a good enough incentive for me."
"Seeing another human-being genuinely smile because YOU made an impact in their life, is
extremely rewarding. I like to think a smile is worth more than anything, and when you're
making others happy, YOU are happy."
"I volunteer because I believe it is an important part of making a change. I value being an active
community member and want to have my opinions heard, and volunteering helps me do those things."
"Volunteering is fulfilling to me. It is not something I do to be recognized or praised. I do it
because I love serving; my reward is seeing how I affect the people I serve."
19 - 24 years old
"I volunteer to give back to the community that has given me so much. I volunteer to
improve the lives of those less fortunate. I volunteer to make a difference."
"I was fortunate enough to move to Lethbridge in late May of 2012. I enjoy giving back
to my new community by volunteering for a variety of local and national organizations."
“Volunteering means I have the chance to impact someone’s life positively by helping,
listening, teaching, and learning, while having fun, and meeting fantastic new people.
For me, volunteering is an extremely rewarding way to meaningfully give back,
while inspiring my own personal growth.
PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS:
*No programs in 1999 and 2002
This event is made possible with the generous support of our sponors. Click here to see full list of sponsors