With winter at our doorstep, Volunteer Flamborough is looking for a few good snow angels.
The Snow Angels program, coordinated by Volunteer Flamborough in partnership with Volunteer Hamilton, is a unique volunteer opportunity for community residents to help ensure the walkway in front of a local senior’s home is free of any snow.
In 2003, the City of Hamilton introduced a bylaw enforcing residents of Hamilton to clear city sidewalks of snow. Homeowners and tenants have 24 hours after snowfall subsides to get the job done – a task that can prove challenging for some individuals living in the community, including low-income seniors and the disabled.
To assist those in need and ensure that they aren’t in violation of the bylaw, the Snow Angels initiative was developed. It is delivered locally through Volunteer Flamborough, a program of Flamborough Information and Community Services (FICS).
In order to receive the service, individuals must be 65 years of age or older and currently receive the seniors tax credit or have a disability that is documented by ODSP, use a wheelchair, disability parking pass or have a doctor’s note outlining their disability.
All interested service recipients will be assessed for financial eligibility.
Volunteers interested in becoming snow angels must be at least 14 years of age and be interested in helping a neighbour. High school students can put this volunteer experience towards their required 40 hours of community service.
To apply for the service or to become a snow angel, call 905-689-7880.