Volunteers and local non-profit organizations are an important part of our community. Volunteers organize community events, put on community breakfast and suppers, coach sports teams, visit the elderly, and help those in need. In the Municipality of Chester, we have a long list of community groups and an even longer list of hard working volunteers that give freely of their time to benefit the community.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Recreation & Parks Department.
We believe in celebrating the great work done by our local volunteers. Each April during Volunteer Week, we host a special reception to thank our volunteers. Volunteer Week in 2018 will be from April 15 - 21, 2018.
The Municipality of Chester is taking time during Volunteer Week to celebrate the tremendous efforts of our local volunteers. Every day volunteers give of their time and energy to the community and it is these volunteer efforts that make our communities strong and vibrant.
We would like every community group in the Municipality to nominate one volunteer from their group to be recognized at the Municipality of Chester Volunteer Awards Ceremony to be held during national volunteer week in April. From all the nominations, one individual will be selected to represent the Municipality of Chester at the Provincial Awards Ceremony in Halifax. Please submit your nomination by the deadline of Friday, January 26, 2018. The Province also recognizes an outstanding Youth and Family so if you know someone in the community who should be nominated in one of those categories, send in a completed form. Click here for Volunteer Nomination Form.
Lunenburg Queens Volunteer Partnership (LQVP) has a mandate to support volunteers and community development in the Lunenburg-Queens region. The group strives to create awareness of the value of volunteerism, they provide tools and resources, and they facilitate skill development by organizing workshops related to volunteerism.
The Volunteer Navigator, part-time LQVP staffperson, provides assistance to non-profit groups. If you have questions or need information about volunteerism, the Navigator is always willing to speak with you.
Tara Jaskowiak, Volunteer Navigator
Lunenburg Queens Volunteer Partnership
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