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Volunteer Recognition

North Middlesex wants to recognize volunteers whose efforts have contributed significantly to the quality of life in our community. There are many outstanding people within this community that have made significant contributions. Some contributions are subtle, quiet acts of kindness on an ongoing basis while others contribute in higher profile endeavours, both very deserving of recognition. 

Award Categories

  • North Middlesex Civic Awards (adult 26 and over, youth 25 and younger): recognizes two individuals in each age category who have made an outstanding voluntary contribution to the wellbeing of our community
  • Senior Achievement Award: This award highlights the outstanding achievement made by individuals after they have reached the age of 65.
2023 Volunteer Recognition - OPEN APRIL 1st, 2023

To nominate someone you would like to recognize for their outstanding volunteer commitment to our community and for eligibility please visit the form below. The nomination period is runs from April 1st to June 30th.

Volunteer Recognition Nomination

Please submit the completed form to Economic Development via email before June 30th, 2023


Get Involved!

Looking to get involved in our community? Perhaps consider dedicating your time to volunteering within North Middlesex & Middlesex County.

Volunteer Opportunities


CERV Middlesex stands for Community Emergency Response Volunteers, which is a county-wide program to improve safety and security in our communities – large or small, urban or rural.  Operating at the grassroots level, CERV Middlesex trains volunteers to help within their own communities by preparing for emergencies based on local risks. CERV volunteers meet the challenge when an emergency strikes, be it a flood, a severe storm, a major power failure or another unexpected hazard.

CMHA Middlesex

CMHA Middlesex is here to encourage you along your mental health journey. Our goals are to promote good mental health, prevent further illness, offer treatment, support recovery and provide mental health education in the communities of London, Middlesex, Exeter and Goderich. Our vision is an inclusive community with mental health and well-being for all.

North Middlesex District High School

We value and recognize that volunteers enhance the learning experiences of our students and strengthen school and community partnerships. Volunteering is an opportunity to model and promote the value of developing positive relationships as caring and contributing citizens within our community.

  • Schools welcome parents, guardians and community members as volunteers who support the life of the school (such as field trips, breakfast programs, school council, safe arrival or careers day).
  • Please contact your school for specific volunteer opportunities within the school.

North Middlesex Fire Department- Volunteer 

If you want to help others and serve in your community. Enjoy working as a team and continuous learning. You may be an ideal candidate for a challenging career as a volunteer firefighter.

Ailsa Craig Art Centre

As a volunteer organization, we need your ideas and your time or special skills to make the ACAC a functioning reality.  If you would like to teach, have bookkeeping skills, are a great organizer, designer, can sit on a committee or organize a class, please let us know.

Friends of Ye Olde Towne Hall -  Ailsa Craig

A nonprofit is as strong as the community that holds it up. Together, we can do more than we can do alone. Let's bring our abilities and passions together.

There are many ways to join us and support our mission.  Volunteering for the Towne Hall can be as simple as spending one hour  maintaining the garden or being a greeter or selling tickets just before a performance. Too busy to volunteer?  Become a member to show your support for the many activities we organize for every age, from children to seniors.

Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and ways that you can get our message to your friends and family.

Community Groups

Gala Days

In 1973, 45 years ago, Charles Garrod, Douglas Williams and Doug McNair came up with the idea of turtle racing. Charlie (as he was known in town) and his wife Ruth, went to Boissevain, Manitoba. While they were there, they saw the Great Turtle Derby. Their turtle derby, which is no longer running, was a much bigger event than that of our community.

North Middlesex Farmers Market

Parkhill Agricultural Society

Parkhill Area Horticultural Society 

Parkhill Area Horticultural Society was founded in 1989. The rose was chosen to be the emblem. Membership has fluctuated between 50 in the early years to over 200 at one time but has been just over 100 for the past few years. The Parkhill Area Horticultural Society is looking for volunteers to help with watering this Summer 2022 Season. If you can assist for one hour in the early morning or in any capacity, please contact Marion Robinson at (519) 293-3298.

Service Clubs

Lions Club

Ailsa Craig Lions Club

Alisa Craig Lions are people just like you who have a few hours a month to contribute to our neighbours. We would love to have you help us on our journey.

Parkhill Lions Club

Parkhill Lions Club is an active contributor to better living in our community and beyond. We support youth and seniors, health and wellness and goodness!

Optimist Club

East Williams Optimist Club

The Optimist Club of East Williams serves the youth of the ward of East Williams in the Municipality of North Middlesex, Ontario, Canada.

Parkhill Optimist Club

Royal Canadian Legion

Ailsa Craig- Branch 422

Parkhill- Branch 341