Town of Canmore

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in Volunteering? Check out these postings:

Rocky Mountain Adaptive Sports

Rocky Mountain Adaptive (RMA) is a registered charity whose aim is to provide any individual with a disability the chance to access all sport and recreational activities in the Canadian Rockies. RMA is an adaptive sport organization who enables adults and children with physical, intellectual, cognitive, or developmental impairments to participate in all the fantastic sports and adventure activities available in the beautiful Bow Valley (including Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise and its surrounding areas).

WINTER : From November - May, we look for volunteers to support our adaptive ski, snowboarding & sit ski programs and lessons. These roles are mainly based at Sunshine Village, Banff. Volunteer roles vary from 2 - 6 hours. RMA provides a lift ticket for the day. Volunteers will complete a training session or shadow an experienced volunteer prior to volunteering. 

SUMMER: From May - September, we look for volunteers to support our summer programs and lessons and welcome volunteers to support our adaptive guests in any of the following activities: hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, tennis, swimming, and more. Volunteers will complete a training session or shadow an experienced volunteer prior to volunteering.

For more information, visit www.volunteer.rockymountainadaptive.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Helping Hands - Family & Community Support Services (FCSS)

FCSS is putting together a Helping Hands volunteer email list for volunteers who would like to help someone, but perhaps don’t want a full-time commitment.

Requests from community members will be emailed to the list of volunteers, and whoever would like to take on that task will then reply to the coordinator. You can pick and choose as the options arise!  Requests might be anything from dog walking to yawn mowing...you decide what interests you!

If this sounds like your kind of volunteer role, please contact Mavis at 403-678-7129 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 


Grizzly Events

Get up close to all the action by volunteering with Grizzly Events! Since 2010 they have helped many registered charities and non-profits raise over $600,000. Supported charities and non-profits organizations include MitoCanada, SPCA, MS Society, Terry Fox Foundation, Enviros Wilderness Schools, YWCA, Canmore Nordic Ski Club and Wheels For Wells.
Your help makes a difference and is very much appreciated! Click the link below for exciting upcoming volunteer opportunities.
http://www.grizzlyevents.ca/volunteer-opportunities.html


Canmore General Hospital

Golden Eagle View Mealtime Assistance Program

Volunteer Resources at the Canmore Hospital is in search of volunteers who are interested in supporting our Mealtime Assistance Program on Long-Term Care. This program is to assist residents with their meals and provide companionship and social engagement.  For more information, contact Pamela Kathol, Volunteer Coordinator 403-678-7253 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you wish to submit an application to apply online, please select the following link at http://bit.ly/AHSCanmoreApp


Canmore Food Recovery Barn

The Canmore Food Recovery Barn redistributes edible food to the community that would otherwise be headed for landfill. We require volunteers to assist with Pick Up & Sorting Shifts and Food Distribution Shifts.

Please go to this link for our Volunteer Signup site: http://bit.ly/2qPNVPl

For more information please visit our website at www.canmorefoodrecoverybarn.weebly.com


Scouts

We are always looking for volunteers for all our youth programs. Our groups are Beaver Scouts ( 5-7), Cub Scouts ( 8-10), Scouts ( 11-14) , Venturer Scouts ( 15-18) and Rover Scouts (18-26). To be a Scouter you need to be willing to have fun and learn alongside the youth. We are a volunteer organization that build leadership skills, self-esteem and outdoor skills (not only for youth but also as an adult). For more information  or to volunteer, contact Kelly Logan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Volunteer with artsPlace

Do you love arts & culture? Would you like to get engaged in the community? Become an artsPlace volunteer!
We are looking for volunteers to help us run movies, programs and events in the evenings and on weekends. This is a great way to meet your neighbours, gain new skills and help us offer high-quality customer service to everyone who comes to artsPlace.
To learn more about volunteering with artsPlace, email Maria at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Volunteer With Rundle Riders

Rundle Riders provides therapeutic riding lessons to people of all abilities. Our volunteers are critical to the success of this valuable program. Lessons take place at the beautiful Camp Chief Hector, twenty minutes east of Canmore. No horse experience? No problem, we provide training on how to interact with these sweet and gentle therapy horses. We have opportunities for leading horses and side walking during our Spring, Summer and Autumn programs. Lessons take place on Friday and Sunday afternoons. Each session consists of two lessons, which are one hour each. Volunteers help prepare the horses for the lessons, lead the horses, or side walk and tend to the horses after the lessons. If this is too big of a commitment, options are available to volunteer for one lesson. Any time that you are able to spare for this valuable cause would be very much appreciated.
Please visit Rundleriders.com or contact Sam Griffiths at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre

The Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre & NWMP Barracks hold many special events which rely on volunteer involvement. Each opportunity is unique and offers countless ways to enrich our community. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our website at   http://canmoremuseum.com/volunteer/ for more information.


Volunteer Driver Program

The Volunteer Driver Program is in need of some dedicated individuals to join our excellent team of drivers responsible for getting clients (primarily seniors) to their medical appointments out-of-town (usually Calgary).

Potential driving volunteers require a vehicle in excellent operating condition, a valid driving license, a reasonable sense of direction in Calgary traffic, and with that, probably a good sense of humour! The program operates on a cost-recovery basis for gas.

Applicants will be interviewed, have a police records screening and provide a current motor vehicle driving abstract. Benefits to volunteering with this program will be First Aid/ CPR training, meeting wonderful new people, and providing a much needed service to this community.

To volunteer or for more information, please call 403-678-7129 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Volunteer Snow Angel Program

Volunteer snow shovellers are needed in Canmore to remove snow after snow fall for senior citizens and people with disabilities. We are also looking for a back-up volunteer to help out when needed.

Requirements:

  • Be in good health and fitness to shovel snow.
  • Be available to shovel snow within 24 hours of a snow fall.

To volunteer or for more information, please call 403-678-7129 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Community Connections

The Community Connectors program is currently recruiting for Volunteer Connectors. Anyone who has lived in the Bow Valley long enough to become comfortable and connected in the community is encouraged to consider volunteering to support new community members.

Individuals and families can volunteer to provide a friendly face in the community, share knowledge of community resources and services and help another individual or family build stronger community connections. Training, support and fun activities are all part of the Community Connector volunteer experience.

More information about Community Connections in the Bow Valley can be found at:
Website: www.banff.ca/connections
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Facebook: Community Connections in the Bow Valley


Canmore Community Cruisers

Volunteers are the grease that keeps Cruisers Rollin on the streets of Canmore. We are always looking for keen individuals to join the Cruiser community and offer a hand.

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

  • Bike Maintenance
  • Bike Restoration
  • Bike Redistribution (amongst hubs)

We are also looking for board members – particularly members with an interest/skill in bike repair and/or marketing

2 hrs of volunteering equals a free membership and an overwhelming sense of satisfaction!

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (403) 609-6695



Friends of Kananaskis Country

Volunteers are the heart of Friends of Kananaskis Country.  They are a driving force behind many of our programs and activities.  Our successful trail care initiatives and many of the special events we organize or participate in are possible because individuals donate their time and energy.

If you feel a special connection to nature and wish to see the future generations enjoy the wild beauty of Kananaskis Country, why not consider volunteering for our Kananaskis trail care program?  You’ll get out in nature, visit the parks and wild spaces of Kananaskis Country, meet new people, and make a difference to Alberta’s natural landscape.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Kananaskis Improvement District Councillors Needed

The Minister of Environment and Parks is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as a KID Councillor, Representing Alberta Citizens-at-Large. This posting will be used to fill two separate opportunities. Council meetings are hosted in various locations within the KID, with subcommittee and other meetings also being held in Canmore, Cochrane or Calgary.

The primary purpose of KID Council is to provide effective local government and municipal services to the residents and ratepayers of KID. A secondary purpose is to work with, and provide input to, the Province of Alberta with respect to land use and resource management within the improvement district. Closing Date: 07/09/2017

For complete information visit: https://www.alberta.ca/public-agency-opportunity.cfm?appt=337