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VOLUNTEER FOR THE UPCOMING 2022 / 2023 SEASON

What is SnowBusters?

SnowBusters is volunteer snow removal service for seniors and/or persons with disabilities. The SnowBusters community program matches eligible individuals with volunteers who commit to clearing snow from a residents’ walkway or driveway within 72 hours after each snowfall.

HOW DOES THE PROGRAM IMPACT OUR COMMUNITY?

SnowBusters volunteers are an essential part of making a life-changing experience for our community, whether you become a SnowBuster or simply help out a neighbour. Help to build a stronger and safer community and create an opportunity for an important connection.

• It helps neighbours remain independent in their homes.
• Helps prevent injuries from slips and falls.
• Promotes community connections and inclusion.
• It’s also great exercise!

WHEN AND WHERE DOES THE PROGRAM RUN?

During the 2022/2023 winter season, 72 hours or less after every snowfall.  We do our best to match our volunteers with residents who live nearby.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOLUNTEER?

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Teams or Groups*
  • Families*

*(All youth under 18 must have an adult present while volunteering)

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE PROGRAM?

To qualify for SnowBusters you must meet the following criteria:

  • Strathcona County Resident.
  • My Net Annual Income does not exceed $29,285 for a single income household or $47,545 for total household income.
  • Physically unable to maintain the property.
  • Are solely responsible for keeping the walks and driveways free of snow. 
  • No persons in the residence that are physically able to maintain property (no children or grandchildren).

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM?

Volunteers:

  • Click the “Volunteer Application” button to the right

Clients:

  • Please contact Kathe by phone: 780-464-4248, by email:  services@volunteerstrathcona.ca, or click the “Email For Client Application” button to the right

At the Volunteer Strathcona, we envision a community where people look out for each other. Together, we can create a supportive, safe, and connected place to call home.