About the Awards
Featuring 10 amazing categories
Browse the categories, criteria and past winners.
How much do tickets cost?
Individuals nominated for a V-Oscar, be they volunteers or leaders of volunteers, each receive 1 free non-transferrable ticket to the V-Oscars.
If a youth group or corporate group is nominated, the group’s representative receives 1 free non-transferrable ticket to the V-Oscars.
Everyone else is asked to find ticket prices here on the V-Oscars ticketing page where current prices are listed.
Who can submit a nomination?
Nominations can be submitted by Volunteer MBC member organizations in good standing.
How many nominations can an organization submit?
Organizations can nominate 1 nominee in each of the following Award Categories:
Volunteer – John Huether Award for Volunteer Excellence
Volunteer – Bonnie Yagar Award for Community Engagement
Volunteer – Newcomer Gem Award
Volunteer – Leader of Tomorrow Award
Volunteer – Helping Hands Award
Volunteer – Lifetime Achievement Award
Volunteers – Family Voluntree Award
Leader of Volunteers – Leader in Volunteer Engagement Award
Youth Group – Youth LEad by Example Award
Corporate Group – Corporate Volunteer Engagement Award
I've been nominated, but I can't attend. Can I give my ticket to someone else?
Nominees are each honoured with a free ticket to the V-Oscars, but these tickets are non-transferrable because the event is held in honour of the volunteers. If you cannot attend and you are selected as the award winner, Volunteer MBC will accept the award on your behalf and you can arrange to retrieve your V-Oscar afterwards.
I've nominated a group. Do they pay for tickets?
If you nominate a youth group or corporate group, the representative you select will receive 1 free non-transferrable ticket to the V-Oscars. The other members of the group would have to purchase a ticket to attend.
I've nominated a family. Do they pay for tickets?
If you nominate a family, the nominee will receive 2 free non-transferrable ticket to the V-Oscars. The other members of the family would have to purchase a ticket to attend.
When is the deadline to submit nominations?
The nomination period will officially close on Saturday, March 31st at 11:59pm ET. Do not wait until the last minute!
What is the dress code for the V-Oscars?
The V-Oscars is a glamourous event in the style of those fancy award galas you see on tv, except ours is held in honour of volunteers! However, we do not impose dress codes and invite you to dress however you are most comfortable. Most attendees usually dress in a formal or semiformal way. Keep in mind, media are invited to attend the event and many photos and videos are captured. Just be the best version of yourself!
What happens at the V-Oscars?
The V-Oscars is a fun event for all. There’s entertainment, dinner, special guests, an auction and of course, the presentation of our award nominees and winners!