Youth Challenge International is proud to put forward the following call for nominations for the fifth annual YCI Volunteer of the Year Award.

The award is presented in celebration of youth volunteerism to one Canadian and one international youth. Award recipients are individuals who set an example by:

• Volunteering in connection with YCI between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009. (Volunteers may be office volunteers, members of the VAN or VAC, volunteers with YCI’s partner organizations or alumni of YCI’s international volunteer program.)

• Active and continued involvement in community volunteer activities.

• Demonstrating characteristics of global citizenship—including respect and values diversity, and the willingness to act for equity and sustainability.

Nominations can come from anyone within the YCI stakeholder community. To nominate an individual, please submit a short (150-250 words) biography that describes how the nominee’s past and current skills, experience, interests and qualities meet the above criteria.

Please submit your nominations by January 15, 2009 to

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