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Saturday, April 19-25, 2020

During National Volunteer Week, the Warden & Council of the Municipality of Chester would like to thank all the 2020 Volunteer Nominees whose names were submitted by many, local community groups. Congratulations go out to Pat Bates of Windsor Road who has been selected as the Municipality’s Provincial Volunteer Representative. Pat will attend the Provincial Awards Ceremony in Halifax at a later date. For a full list of all the volunteer nominees visit chester.ca or the Municipality’s Facebook page.   On behalf of the Municipality of Chester, thank you to ALL VOLUNTEERS for making the Municipality a great place to live, work and play.  To see our our volunteer nominees, to the right in "Related Documents" click "Meet our Volunteers for 2020".


Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Volunteer Week Update:

Hello everyone,

Recreation & Parks Services have made the decision to cancel our Annual Volunteer Reception in April, due to Covid-19 and the restrictions that are in place regarding social gatherings.  It’s important that we all follow public health directives designed to protect the health and safety of all Nova Scotians.  You can find the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 online at http://novascotia.ca/coronavirus.

We are disappointed to cancel the Volunteer Reception.  This is an event that Council and staff look forward to each April, we will miss this chance to thank volunteers in person for the contributions they make to the community.  Our celebration of volunteer week (April 19-25) will be done online this year.

For your information, the Provincial Volunteer Awards ceremony has been postponed until September 28th and we look forward to that event.


Volunteers and local non-profit organizations are a valuable piece 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.

We believe in celebrating the great work done by 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. Each April during National Volunteer Week, we host a special reception to thank our volunteers.


National Volunteer Week is April 19 – 25, 2020 

April seems like a long way off, but we want groups to start thinking about ways you can celebrate your volunteers.

Nominate A Volunteer!

One thing you can do is nominate a volunteer who will be recognized at our Municipal Volunteer Ceremony which will be held during Volunteer Week.  The person you nominate might be someone who really stepped up and helped with an event recently, it might be a youth who volunteers, or it could be a new volunteer.

From all the volunteers that are nominated, one volunteer will be selected to represent the Municipality of Chester at the provincial volunteer awards.

The deadline to get your nomination in is Friday, January 31, 2020.  For applications, call the Chester Rec office 902-275-3490.  Feel free to nominate a volunteer who isn’t a member of your group but who you know to be a great volunteer in the community.   

Special recognition – if you know of a business, an organization or a family that are outstanding volunteers and contributors to the community, we will accept nominations for them as well.


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