The Newfoundland and Labrador Volunteer Hall of Fame was launched in 2012 by The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Newfoundland and Labrador with the primary goal of honoring, documenting and recognizing the significant efforts of those in our province who have made long-standing volunteer efforts.
This special gala event is not only a tribute for the inductees; it also raises much needed funds to support The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Award is a non-competitive program that challenges youth ages 14-24 to set and achieve personal goals for community service, skills, physical recreation and adventure. There are three Award levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold – each requiring an increasing level of commitment. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award was founded by His Royal Highness The Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, in 1956 in the United Kingdom, was started in Canada in 1963 and began in Newfoundland and Labrador in 1974.
Leadership is an extremely important part of building and strengthening the future of our communities and the province. It is our belief that the people who give selflessly of their time and talents should be acknowledged. They serve as an inspiration to others, specifically our youth. The Volunteer Hall of Fame aims to enshrine the achievements of both individuals and organizations that have set the standards for selfless giving without reward or gain, for all to see.