Keeping sidewalks shoveled, ice free, and safe can be challenging for people with disabilities, illnesses, and mobility issues. Snow Angels is a volunteer snow removal service that helps seniors and persons with disabilities stay in their homes safely through the winter months.
Our St. Albert Snow Angels program matches eligible residents with volunteers who commit to clearing ice and snow from their sidewalks and/or driveway within 72 hours of a snowfall.
HOW TO BE A SNOW ANGEL:
Fill in the application form (become a volunteer button, at right) indicating which neighbourhood(s) you are available to volunteer in. When we receive an application from an eligible resident in your area, we will ask you to adopt their sidewalk/driveway and clear it within 72 hours (three days) of a snowfall throughout the winter.
*A criminal records check is required of volunteers due to the potential vulnerability of clients.
WHY BE A SNOW ANGEL?
help your neighbours stay independent in their homes
help prevent injuries from slips and falls - keeping dog walkers, mail carriers, delivery people, parents with strollers, and everyone else who walks in your neighbourhood safer
feel good for doing good, and become more connected to your community
it's great exercise!
WHO CAN BE A SNOW ANGEL?
Anyone over 14 years old can be a Snow Angel. It's a great thing to do as an individual, and also as a team: family, sports team, school or church group ...!
*Parents / legal guardians of children under 14 can sign up to be snow angels and bring younger children along to help with the understanding that they are completely responsible for their children.
WHO CAN ACCESS SNOW ANGEL SERVICES?
To qualify for Snow Angel services, you must:
be a St. Albert resident
have an annual income of less than $35,000 (single) or $45,000 (couple)
be a senior or a person with a disability (can be temporary - ie. broken limb)
be solely responsible for keeping the walks and driveways free of snow and ice (ie. there is nobody else in the home physically able to clear snow).