Snow Angels Seeking Volunteers

This article, from December 27, contains information about the Snow Angels volunteering program, and their call for volunteers this season.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Are you reliable and in good physical health? Do you have some free time on your hands to help your neighbours? Are you 14 years of age or older? The Snow Angels are looking for your help.

For more details, please continue reading below…

The Snow Angels program is a volunteer-driven snow removal service for low-income seniors and/or people with disabilities who live in the City of Hamilton. Volunteers remove snow from a resident’s sidewalk, windrow, and path leading to their main access door. Volunteers do not remove snow from driveways.

The Snow Angels continue to look for volunteers to help clear snow for eligible seniors and persons with disabilities.

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.

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 others.

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. The organization will be in touch once they’ve found a suitable match.

Questions or concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact our office here.