Snow angels

As the winter months approach, heavy snowfall can cause challenges for some residents—particularly elderly citizens and residents with illnesses, disabilities, or mobility challenges. West Vancouver’s Snow Angels offer voluntary assistance to these community members.

This new initiative connects residents in need with Snow Angel volunteers who assist with clearing snow from their sidewalk or walkway in the event of snow accumulations of two centimetres or more.


Contact us if you are interested in volunteering to be a Snow Angel.

As a Snow Angel, you will be assigned to a resident in need for the winter season. Whenever possible, you will be assigned to individuals in your local area.

Snow Angels will bring their own snow shovels. Salt will be provided to aid in your efforts.


Please register for a Snow Angel by December 1, 2023, to allow adequate time for matching. We encourage you to first talk to your neighbours, friends, and family members for assistance. If you still need help—contact us.


  •  Make a request before December 1, 2023. This only needs to be done once. 
  • Snow Angels do not shovel driveways. They assist only with walkways, the sidewalks directly outside your home, and a walking path to the door. 
  • As most of our volunteers live in West Vancouver, most angels choose to serve locations within West Vancouver only. 
  • If matched, your contact information and address will be exchanged with the snow angels. 
  • A Snow Angel will be assigned to clear your walkway and sidewalk for the season. Once your snow angel is assigned, you can call them directly every time it snows with accumulations of at least 2 centimetres or more. 
  • If you no longer need your Snow Angel, follow up with us so we can reassign them to someone else in need.

Snow Angels program folder


If you would like to request a Snow Angel, or volunteer to be one, please contact:  

The Snow Angels phone and email will be monitored between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Messages will be returned as soon as possible.