Snow Angels

201​7/2018 Snow Angel Program

Snow Angel Program registration is now under way for the 201​7 – 2018 season.

For more information, contact:
Phone: 604-927-6909
Email: snowangels@coquitlam.ca

What is the Snow Angel Program?

The Snow Angel program attempts to unite people who need help clearing their adjacent City sidewalks of snow, with eager volunteers from our community who want to help.

When it snows, City crews clear our roadways and property owners clear their sidewalks, driveways/walkways (includes city adjacent sidewalks) – all in an effort to keep Coquitlam moving. But for some members of our community, particularly seniors, moving snow is a difficult task. Snow Angels will respond to requests made to the City by those who are unable to shovel their own adjacent City sidewalk due to physical disabilities or restrictions.

Who is Eligible to Access the Snow Angels?

You must be a resident of Coquitlam and be unable to shovel your own adjacent city sidewalk (does not include personal walkways/driveways) due to a physical disability or restriction, over the age of 65 or concerned that the physical exertion from a heavy snowfall is too much. 

Qualifications

  • Resident of Coquitlam with an adjacent city sidewalk (does not include walkways/driveways)
  • 65 years of age or older
  • Under 65 years of age, with a disability
  • Claim the Seniors or Disability Homeowner Grant
  • Unable to clear the snow on your adjacent city sidewalk
  • Must complete an application form, (includes a waiver to be signed) 

Who Can Volunteer as a Snow Angel?

The Snow Angels can be anyone who wishes to volunteer to help make our City's sidewalks safer for those in need. Once the volunteer screening process has been completed, the City staff will provide training and equipment to Snow Angel Volunteers to assist qualified, pre-approved residents that they are matched with. 

Qualifications

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Coquitlam resident
  • In adequate physical shape and capable of clearing snow
  • Commitment: 1 – 2 homes per individual each session. The volunteer term will run all of the 2017 – 2018 Winter season, with requests being weather dependent.

Steps to Becoming a Snow Angel Volunteer

  1. Attend an Orientation/Training Session: Training includes shovelling techniques and healthy  
      back exercises to qualified volunteers.

  • You will receive snow shoveling equipment at your orientation.
  • Register for a Snow Angels Orientation.

  2. Complete 2 References Forms: Bring completed references to your Snow Angels orientation.

  3. Complete a Police Information Check.

Once you have completed these steps above, you are ready to volunteer!  

Snow Angels Hotline

Phone: 604-927-6909 (fall & winter season only)
Email: snowangels@coquitlam.ca