Our annual Open House is our way of giving back to those who give so much to us throughout the year. It’s a day for us to open our doors to our volunteers, clients, donors and community to say “thank you” and to demonstrate the impact that every one of you make on our organization.
The Open House is a drop in event hosted during the last Sunday in August from noon to 4:00 p.m. The afternoon includes a BBQ, children’s crafts, tours, Certified Service Dog and Skilled Companion Dog demonstrations, and our Annual Founder’s Volunteer Awards Ceremony.
Next Open House:
August 25th, 2013, noon to 4:00 p.m., 1286 Cedar Creek Road, Cambridge ON
Please contact Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-623-4188, ext. 10 for more information.
Annual Founder’s Volunteer Awards
The Chris Fowler Volunteer Award:
The Chris Fowler Award is presented to a volunteer that is involved with the programming side of National Service Dogs operations. This award will be given to a volunteer that donates his or her time to one or more of the following programs: Breeding, Puppy Raising, Weekend Sitters, Evening Kennel Relief, and Advanced Training Programs. The ideal award recipient will demonstrate a leadership position with other volunteers, represents a positive attitude and dedicated work ethic and strives to uphold the charity’s mission and values.
The Danielle Forbes Volunteer Award:
It takes a special kind of person to be able to ask for help and asking for gifts, especially money, is even more challenging for the average person. National Service Dogs relies on the hard work and passion of many volunteer fundraisers every year. These fearless, enthusiastic, confident individuals and families continue to be instrumental in National Service Dog’s growth and development. The Danielle Forbes Volunteer Award recognizes the outstanding achievements and qualities of this special breed of volunteer.
The Heather Fowler Volunteer Award:
This award is presented to a positive and enthusiastic individual that has demonstrated exceptional dedication and made an outstanding contribution to National Service Dogs while serving as a board member, as a volunteer in an administrative capacity or someone working behind the scenes maintaining the property.
The candidate’s initiative and leadership while volunteering may take the form of hands-on work, promoting initiatives, and developing policy in pursuit of National Service Dogs goals. His or her long-term commitment and dedication to the Board of Directors or other duties that assist the Executive Director will distinguish the candidate.
The Brodie Youth Volunteer Award:
This award is presented to a volunteer under the age of 21 who’s shown dedication and passion for National Service Dogs. It may be in one or more areas of volunteering; dog related, fundraising or administration. The youth will not only give their time but show a positive attitude to those around them in promoting the program.
The Shade Volunteer Award:
The Shade Award will go to National Service Dog’s Volunteer of the Year. The recipient will represent the qualities of all of the Founders in helping the program evolve and grow. It recognizes the individual that has made an outstanding contribution in many areas of volunteering. The winner of the Shade Award will be selected from nominees in all other categories.
To Nominate Someone:
If you would like to nominate someone, please email the following information to email@example.com:
- The Nominee’s Name
- The Category you wish to nominate them for (see categories above)
- Why you think they deserve the award
Nominees must have been volunteering during the year 2011 and must currently be volunteering for National Service Dogs. Anyone who has previously won a Founder’s Award is not eligible to win again.
All nominations must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 27th, 2012.