One of our volunteer centre's goals is to harness the power of community volunteerism to help seniors and people with disabilities stay in their own homes and maintain their independence for as long as possible.
Keeping sidewalks shoveled, ice free, and safe can be challenging for anyone with mobility issues. Snow Angels is a volunteer snow removal service that helps people 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 using the 'become a volunteer button' (at right or below on mobile) 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 their children along to help; parents bear sole responsibility for their children's safety and actions.
Sign up to be a Snow Angel volunteer:
Sign up to have your snow cleared by a Snow Angel
WHO CAN ACCESS SNOW ANGEL SERVICES?
To qualify for Snow Angel services, you should:
be a St. Albert or Sturgeon County town resident (sorry, no acreage properties)
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).