Snow Angels Needed
Nov 02, 2018
Winter is on it's way, which means that it's the perfect time to show some neighbourly love by signing up as a Snow Angel!
The Snow Angel program matches volunteers with Delta residents who are unable to shovel snow from their surrounding sidewalks and footpaths. During periods of heavy snowfall (5 cm of snow, or more), Snow Angels are automatically dispatched throughout their community to residents who request assistance to clear these areas.
These volunteers play a vital role in establishing a safe and secure environment for people in need. The Snow Angels program has quickly become a mainstay initiative during Delta's unpredictable winters, and provides able-bodied individuals an opportunity to give back to their community.
"The Snow Angel program exemplifies our connection to our community and our commitment to each other," says Mayor Lois E. Jackson. "Each of our volunteers are instrumental in providing for those who experience difficulties once the weather turns, which is truly a rewarding experience."
To become a Snow Angel, volunteers must be at least 13 years old (13 - 16 years old with parental supervision or with a clear Police Information Check for volunteers 16 years old and older) and own a snow shovel. Community groups are encouraged to register together.
Want some more information about becoming a Snow Angel? Attend one of our two information and registrations:
Location: Isobel Room
Date: Friday, November 2 & Thursday, November 22
Time: 6:30 - 8 pm
Location: Ladner Leisure Centre - Upper Concourse Meeting Room
Date: Thursday, November 15 & Thursday, November 29
Time: 6:30 - 8 pm
Volunteer to become a Snow Angel
Learn more about volunteer requirements and apply to be a Snow Angel online:
- Sign up online
- If you already have an account, login with your existing MyVolunteerPage.com username and password
Do you need a Snow Angel this winter?
Call 604-594-2717 to sign up in North Delta, and 604-946-1411 to sign up in South Delta.
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"I am a fortunate man in my retirement. My children and grandchildren visit often, and they all know I would do anything to help them, if needed. So it is with my neighbours. If they need help, why would I not take time to do what is needed? Volunteering is a big part of what delivers the gift of happiness." — Mike, age 70, Snow Angel volunteer