Violet Richardson Award 2016-2017
in Honour of Long-term Member of Soroptimist International of Vancouver, Ms. Pat McKenzie
Are you a young woman between the ages of 14 and 17 who volunteers in your community or school? Who sees challenges instead of obstacles? Hope instead of despair? If you are a young woman who believes in the power of volunteer action, then you may be eligible to win a Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award.
The Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women between ages 14 and 17 who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts such as: fighting drugs, crime and violence, cleaning up the environment, working to end discrimination and poverty, and more. Volunteer actions that benefit women or girls are especially valued.
Soroptimist is an organization of women whose members volunteer in their communities, often working on the same problems that you do. Although we realize that volunteering is its own reward, we also know it feels good to be recognized for your actions. And that’s why we sponsor this award.
- are currently between the ages of 14 and 17,
- have demonstrated initiative in both identifying a problem and trying to solve it, and
- have had significant and noteworthy accomplishments as volunteers
How to Apply:
If you think you would make a good Violet Richardson Award candidate and if you or your organization is located in Metro Vancouver, please apply online:
For further information please contact us.
The application must be received by MAY 10, 2017
Good luck! We applaud all applicants’ efforts to make our community and the world a better place.