We are always looking for Snow Angel volunteers to help clear snow for eligible seniors and persons with disabilities. If you have the time to volunteer and the capacity to shovel snow, we would love to try to match you with someone in your neighbourhood requiring the support!
Our Snow Angel volunteers are asked to:
Clear snow from the sidewalk in front (and at the side, if a corner lot) of the home.
Clear the windrow – that’s the driveway ramp where the snow plow typically leaves a pile of snow.
Clear a path from the sidewalk to their door, including the porch area.
Attend to the home within 24 hours of a minimum 3 cm snowfall.
Becoming a Snow Angel is a great way for families and friends to spend time together outdoors, get some exercise and enjoy the fresh air. It’s also an opportunity for high school students to obtain some community service hours. Consider volunteering as a family, group or team – many hands make light work! Groups allow for people to take turns shovelling for someone and minimizes the time commitment. Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older, reliable and physically able to participate in snow removal. Considering the pandemic, we stress that volunteers keep themselves at least 2m distanced from those outside of their households while shovelling – roughly the length of two snow shovels!
If this sounds like something you’d like to get involved with, please contact the Snow Angels program at www.hamilton.ca/snowangels and complete the online application. We will be in touch once we have a client for you.
Thanks for your consideration and volunteerism!