The Alumni Volunteer of the Year award was established in 2004 to recognize one of the university’s greatest assets—our dedicated alumni volunteers. The award is given annually to an active member of the Carleton University Alumni Association whose spirit and commitment to Carleton are exemplary.

Make a Nomination

Through their time and effort, these selfless individuals advance Carleton in Ottawa, across Canada and around the world. They are our greatest ambassadors who have made an identifiable, exemplary contribution which benefits the Alumni Association and/or Carleton University, its programs, student or alumni population. Their efforts encourage other graduates to stay connected with Carleton.

They remind other graduates to be proud of their degrees, and encourage them to send their sons, daughters and neighbours here for their post-secondary education. And they help convince others to give back to the university, to ensure our students have the best resources available for a dynamic education.


Nominators should demonstrate how the nominee has made a difference to the University by identifying the length of their volunteer involvement, areas of concentration and examples of the nominee’s loyalty and commitment.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • A Carleton University graduate.
  • Candidates may be re-nominated for up to five consecutive years.
  • Past recipients are not eligible for a duplicate award, but may be eligible for other Carleton University Alumni Association (CUAA) Awards.
  • All nomination packages shall be kept confidential.

Nomination Package

The selection process is led by the Director, Alumni and Donor Relations. A nomination package must include a completed nomination form and additional supporting documentation nominators deem appropriate.