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Lite Volunteer

Tasks at home or ski, snowshoe, or fat bike with a purpose!


No heavy lifting or snowmobiling here and no large time commitments.

Year-round tasks include:

  • Computer-based operations and organizational support

  • Odd jobs (e.g., sewing, errands, shopping)

  • Signage

  • Off-season operations preparation work

  • Various construction tasks (snow catchment fencing, shed/storage areas)

  • Snow stakes and rope fencing installation (November)

Winter tasks include:

  • SNO Hosts: Help greet trail users at the parking lot and provide them with information about the trails and SNO memberships

  • Rental shop volunteers (indoors - rental shop viability TBD by Dec 31st)

  • Providing updates to the groomers about conditions after you've gone skiing, snowshoeing or fat biking

  • Rope and fence repairs

  • Removing plant debris from the trails (especially after wind events!)

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Grooming Volunteer

Help with grooming on foot, snowmobiles, or the Defender.


  • Shared fat bike/snowshoe trails: groomers/trail crew needed.  On foot drag grooming and shovelling,  experienced snowmobile operators, and snowshoe trail packing needed too!

  • Ski trail groomers: expect some heavy physical labour, especially operating the snowmobiles (novice snowmobile operators welcome); expect to be grooming/track setting ski trails whenever conditions are suitable, including later in the evening and possibly some mornings from 7am on weekdays, 9am on weekends (depending on your availability of course!)

  • Volunteer grooming shifts tend to be 1-4+ hours in length.

  • Preferred machine grooming minimum commitment  is one shift per week.  Reasoning: time and effort invested in the training of machine grooming volunteers is significant.

  • Old winter clothing and old personal back pack  recommended for snowmobile grooming, as it will get contaminated with snowmobile exhaust. (Thrift stores such as Goodwill are great resources!)

  • Training will be provided

Snow Farming Volunteer

With Calgary's typically low snow pack, snow farming is essential! Help shovel and move snow so that we can ensure that skiing conditions are good throughout the season.

Crew/Team Leads

SNO is currently recruiting for the following volunteer leadership roles:

  • Signage lead

  • Snow farming/fencing lead

  • Grant writing volunteers

  • Volunteer Coordinator

  • Rental shop lead (shop viability this winter TBD by Dec 31st)


OK, I Want to Volunteer. What's Next?

1. Let Us Know How You'd Like to Volunteer
Volunteer Type

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2. Submit Your Volunteer Hours

Used for Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) tracking.  The aggregate total volunteer hours is submitted every year to WCB which then is used to calculate SNO's yearly WCB premium.  Complete after you do on-the-ground volunteering.

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