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Snow AngelVolunteering is a rewarding way to enhance your life, a great way to give back to the community and an opportunity to make new friends. Several volunteer opportunities are listed below, or check the Community Resource Directory in the Volunteer Opportunities category for more. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Active Living
Active Living




Arts and Culture
Arts and Culture




Children and Youth
Children and Youth




Community
Community
 



Environmental
Environmental




Health and Wellness
Health and Wellness




Special Events
Special Events




Town of Banff
Town of Banff





Active Living


Bow Valley Mountain Bike Alliance

https://www.facebook.com/bvmba

Canmore Nordic Ski Club
Contact: Sue Praught 

Rocky Mountain Adaptive Sports Centre
Provides individuals with different abilities with the opportunity to enjoy recreation and sport in the Bow Valley 
Contact:

Arts and Culture

The Banff Centre
Mountain Book and Film Festival 

Canadian Mountain Arts Foundation
Contact: 403.609.2623 or

Children and Youth

Alberta Human Services
Volunteering for children with disabilities
Contact: Alana Hancock 403.340.7803 or

KidSport
Contact: 

Mountain Readers
Banff Elementary School's Mountain Readers is looking for volunteers to spend 1 hour per week with students to help improve reading skills.
Contact:  or 403.762.4465

Community

Alberta Association for Community Living 

Banff Greenhouse Gardening Society 
Contact:

Bow Valley College Adult Literacy Program
Interested in helping an adult student improve their reading? Volunteer with Bow Valley College
Contact: Centre for Excellence in Foundational Learning 403.410.1544 or

Bow Valley Food Bank
Contact: 403.678.9488

Bow Valley Victim Services Association

Bow Valley Volunteer Driver Program 

Meals on Wheels in Canmore
Dedicated volunteers are needed to help provide hot meals at lunchtime to those who are unable to access or prepare adequate meals for themselves.  
Contact: Mavis 403.678.7129 

Pet Care for Clients of YWCA
The YWCA of Banff is seeking volunteers to look after client pets.
Contact: Katie

Rundle United Thrift
If you love to hunt for bargains and are committed to recycling previously loved items, volunteering at the Banff thrift store could be the place for you.
Contact: 403.762.2075 or

Victory Thrift Store 

Environmental

Bow Valley Volunteer Stewards
Are you interested in protecting the environment? Do you love hiking? Why not volunteer while engaging in both?

Bow Valley Wildsmart Community Program
If you’re interested in wildlife and public safety, take a look at the volunteer opportunities offered by Bow Valley Wildsmart.

Health and Wellness

Banff Community Health Centre
Contact:

Banff Mineral Springs Hospital

Healthy Moms Healthy Babies
This program helps support high risk, low income moms in the Bow Corridor.

Rundle Riders Therapeutic Riding Association
Therapeutic Riding is a form of therapy using horses to help persons with intellectual or physical challenges.

Vecova – Centre for Disability Services and Research
Contact:

Special Events

Winterstart Festival is right around the corner.  This is a great way to kick off winter and get involved in some fun, family friendly activities.  Register to volunteer

The Santa Claus Parade of Lights and Festive Fun with Santa on December 6 are two of the most enjoyable events of the year!  You don't need any previous experience, just enthusiasm and merriment.  Register to volunteer

Town of Banff

After School Program for Immigrant Children
Banff Elementary School
Wednesdays from 3:10-4:30 p.m. until June 4
Contact: 

BanffLIFE
Volunteer with BanffLIFE, an organization with programming and events for 18-30 year olds.
Contact: Christine at

Bow Valley Mentoring Program
Become a mentor to an elementary or high school student. You only need to commit one hour per week during the school day to help make a positive difference in the life of a young Banffite.
Contact: Shawn Carr at  or 403.762.1255

Income Tax Preparation
Canada Revenue Agency trainers provide instruction to volunteers who are willing to help file returns for members of the community requiring assistance. Special attention is given to preparing basic returns for eligible seniors, service industry workers and persons with disabilities.
 
Motoring Munchkins 
This program requires volunteers who are willing to commit an hour and a half of their time each month to ensure this valuable program continues. The volunteer monitor role simply opens and closes the school, prepares the equipment and checks-in all children and parents.

Roots of Empathy Program
If you're expecting a newborn between June 15 and August 15, please consider volunteering for Roots of Empathy.

Santa’s Anonymous
Santa's Anonymous is a community-based program in Banff and Lake Louise that helps those in need during the holiday season.

Snow Angel Program
The Snow Angel program pairs volunteers with those needing help clearing their driveways and sidewalks in winter.

Volunteer Drivers Program
The Volunteer Driver Program will provide transportation for seniors and persons with disabilities to medical appointments in Calgary, Canmore and Banff.

Contact

403.762.1251