Celebrating DUC’s Volunteer Champions

Honouring DUC's top volunteers across the country for National Volunteer Week (April 15 - 21).

March 29, 2018
Celebrating DUC’s Volunteer Champions
Volunteers manning an activity at the Rescue Our Wetlands launch. ©DUC

For 80 years, DUC volunteers have been the backbone of our organization. They are stewards of the land, pillars of our communities and ambassadors for conservation in Canada. That’s why DUC celebrates their dedication through our Volunteer Champions Awards Program.

Across the country, we recognize the individual and team efforts that make our conservation work possible with regional awards such as Rookie of the Year, Chapter of the Year, Most Improved Chapter of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

Nominees for National Volunteer of the Year

The award for National Volunteer of the Year is the highest level of recognition from DUC’s Volunteer Champions Awards program. This award is reserved for those special people who find it in themselves to give just a little bit more. DUC is pleased to announce John Stewart from Thunder Bay, Ont., as this year’s National Volunteer of the Year.

The following Provincial Volunteers of the Year were all nominated for the honour of top volunteer in the country for the 2017 fundraising season. Read each of their stories to gain a better appreciation for how their passion and dedication has helped DUC’s
conservation mission.