Snow Angels

For the list of neighbourhoods in need of volunteers, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

About the 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.

Volunteer to be a Snow Angel

Snow Angels can be anyone who wishes to volunteer to help make our City’s sidewalks safer for those in need. Individuals, groups or families may sign up to become Snow Angels volunteers together. Individual volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Groups or families who wish to volunteer together must have a designated team leader. The team leader must be 19 years of age or older and will be responsible for the group.

Once the volunteer screening process is complete, the City staff will provide training and equipment to Snow Angel Volunteers to assist qualified, pre-approved residents that they are matched with.


  • 16 years of age or older
  • Coquitlam resident
  • In adequate physical shape and capable of clearing snow
  • Commitment: 1 to 2 homes per individual each session; the volunteer term will run all of the 2022 to 2023 winter season, with requests being weather dependent

Start Now

Start the volunteer process to become a Snow Angel.

Snow Angels Volunteer Stories

Curious what it’s like to volunteer as a Snow Angel? We’ve reached out to past volunteers to see what the experience was like for them. See their stories below.

Want to be featured as a Snow Angel and share your volunteer story? Snap a photo and send it to the Community Services staff

  1. Raquel Barria - Snow Angel

    Raquel's Story

    “I like to give back to our wonderful community and be a good role model for my kids to encourage them to volunteer and take pride in this community." Read on...
  2. Robert holding a shovel

    Robert's Story

    “My Snow Angel volunteer story started when I turned 16. I have done Snow Angels for the past 2 winter seasons." Read on...
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Access Support from the Snow Angels Program

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.


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
  • Unable to clear the snow on your adjacent city sidewalk
  • Must complete a Snow Angels Application Form (includes a waiver to be signed)

No Match? Here’s What to Do Next

All eligible Snow Angel applicants will be placed on a list of addresses to be considered. While we do our best, the City cannot predict the magnitude of snowfalls, the availability of volunteers or the number of eligible applicants. Even as an approved applicant, the Snow Angels program cannot guarantee that volunteers will be dispatched to clear your sidewalks in the event of a snowfall.

Under the City’s Boulevard Maintenance Bylaw (PDF), it is the responsibility of the property owner to remove snow and ice from all sidewalks bordering their property within 10 hours after a snowfall. Please plan ahead and ensure arrangements have been made. This may include reaching out to friends, family, neighbours or hiring a private snow removal company.

Neighbourhoods in Need of Volunteers

Austin Heights

Nelson St. 300 block
Charland Ave. 1500 block


Clarke Rd. 700 block
Robinson St. 900 block
Como Lake Rd. 860 block
Robinson St. 700 block
Adler Ave. 600 block
Foster Ave. 700 block
Cottonwood Ave. 900 block


Huron Dr. 2300 block


Solar Crt. 300 block
Warrick St. 100 block

Eagle Ridge

Diamond Cres. 2500 block
Topaz Crt. 1500 block
Forestridge Pl. 2900 block
Vinemaple Pl. 1500 block
Cliffrose Cres. 2900 block
Daimler St. 1300 block
Brewster Dr. 2600 block
Uplands Crt. 2600 block
Lansdowne Dr. 1400 block
Lansdowne Dr. 1300 block
Deeridge Ln. 1300 block
Lansdowne Dr. 1200 block

Harbour Village

Mariner Way 2500 block
Daybreak Ave. 2700 block
Mariner Way 3100 block
Leeward Crt. 3100 block

Laurentian Belaire

Leclair Dr. 2200 – 2400 block
Hickey Dr. 300 block
Alouette Dr. 400 block
Burian Dr. 2500 block
Bromley St. 400 block

Ranch Park

Goldstream Cres. 2700 block
Westlake Dr. 2700 block