Volunteers are needed for the Snow Angels program organized through Canadian Mental Health Association Kootenays.
The program places volunteers with people that need help removing snow and ice from sidewalks, driveways and walkways.
“The number of seniors or other community members needing help clearing snow has far outnumbered the volunteers we’ve had available, over the past several years,” says Charlene Turner, Volunteer Services Manager with Canadian Mental Health Association Kootenays.
Snow-covered walkways and driveways can make it hard for people with mobility issues.
Clearing the snow will help ease access to homes for grocery and package deliveries, medical visits, mail service and emergency services.
“Volunteering your time helps build community. It does so much to help you create that feeling of pride in being able to help your neighbours, but the deep appreciation you get in return from those who you help is a wonderful feeling, too,” Turner added.
You can call CHMA Kootenays at 250-426-8019 or email [email protected]