About: Volunteers are the foundation of Special Olympics Calgary’s success. With the combination of skill, support and commitment from each volunteer, they are making a difference in the lives of our athletes. Without their continuous support, many of the programs, special events and competitions would not be possible. Volunteers are needed for our sport programs, administration and fundraising events.

Location: Calgary, Alberta

More Information:

Special Olympics Calgary are looking for more volunteers to help run their weekly sports programs. The time commitment is about 1 to 2 weekly sessions for about 1 to 2 hours. Volunteers must be 12 years old and registered through Special Olympics Calgary.

About: Vecova is a leading-edge, registered and accredited charitable organization that has met the lifelong and changing needs of persons of all abilities and the community since 1969. We believe in and are always working towards Inclusion, Innovation and Impact. Our goal is good health and well-being for Albertans of all abilities.

In Aquatics, Health and Fitness, we deliver programs for Parents & babies, swim lessons for all, fitness for seniors, rehabilitation & social and community programs for people of all ages & abilities.

This volunteer position would specifically be helping with the Children’s and/or Youth Adapted Recreation program. This program is 1hr in the gym focusing on a different sport each week and 1 hr in our warm water pool for free time. Volunteers must be comfortable in the water.

Project Duties/ Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Aquatics, Health and Fitness Adapted Recreation Program Leader and the Practicum Student Leader, the Adapted Recreation Volunteer will:

  • Work with a team of volunteers during the Adapted Recreation programs
  • Work with the same 1 or 2 children each week
  • Participate in the gym & swim portions of the program
  • Learn your assigned child’s strengths & weaknesses and adapt activities to their needs
  • Communicate with parents
  • Ensure your assigned child is having FUN!
  • Optional: Plan a week of activities for the children

Location: 3304 33ST NW. Calgary, AB

Hours: 10-25 hours over a 2-month period. Option to stay on longer.

Specified Schedule:

  • Saturdays 12:15-2:45pm; Children’s (6-11yrs) program
  • AND/ OR
  • Saturdays 2:45-5:15pm; Youth (12-17yrs) Program

More Information: 10-20 positions available

Required Student Qualifications:

  • Police information check with Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Be motivated and a great team player
  • Be comfortable in the water
  • Current CPR & Standard First Aid is an asset but not required

Please provide a Cover Letter and Resume to Aiden Campbell

About: VOLT Hockey is an adapted form of hockey that creates new opportunities for people living with various types of disabilities to participate in sport, learn new skills, and be part of a team! VOLT is played in a specially designed electric hockey sport chair with a joystick. With a low center of gravity and hockey blade attached directly to the cart, VOLT opens the door for more children and community members to play a sport they otherwise would not be able to because of physical limitations due to their disability.

Date: Programming runs most Tuesday evenings from 5:20-6:50 & Saturdays from 12:15-3:15. Volunteers can attend our Tuesday sessions, Saturday sessions or both.

More Information:

If you are interested in volunteering, please email our program coordinator jacye.gamroth@varietyalberta.ca or apply at Variety Alberta.

About: We offer a range of programs and events that create a positive and consistent support system for families, and we provide opportunities for kids to experience the simple joys of being a kid.

As a community-based agency, we aim to be a safe haven for anyone living with cerebral palsy to reach out for support. Whether you have questions about funding, need an adapted bike for your child, or are just looking to chat about your situation, we are here to help.

Project Duties/ Responsibilities: 

  • Volunteers walk beside riders and offer tips to improve their biking skills.
  • The Coach supervises all sessions and gives the volunteers support on how to help the riders.
  • The Learn To Ride Program offers a child 5weeks of biking on the MRU track
  • Designed for beginner and slow-intermediate riders to learn new skills and improve their biking abilities
  • Riders bike no faster than a “brisk walking pace.”
  • Location: 3304 33ST NW. Calgary, AB

Hours: October 8 – November 5, 2023 (1:30 p.m./2:45 p.m.)

More Information: learntoride@calgarycp.org

Please apply at CP Kids & Families – Better Impact 



Volunteer Story

“Volunteering at CAPA was an amazing experience that I looked forward to weekly. Working one-on-one with a kiddo provides the opportunity to develop a relationship while growing and learning together.” -Colleen Moffat

Participant Story

"We reached out to Karen at Calgary Adapted Hub as we were really struggling to find avenues to get our son with a physical disability active. She was so fantastic and took the time to get to know our son and us, offering so many suggestions, and she continues to send information our way as she finds more opportunities. Such a great organization!!"
-Trina Beaudoin, mom to Brandon age 14