Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to make community connections, gain experience and give back to your community.

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Great way to meet new people and network
  • Gain valuable experience
  • Getting involved in the community
  • Gain references for your resume
  • It's fun!
  • SWAG!

Fill out our Volunteer Application Form

Current Volunteers

Log in to the Better Impact Volunteer Portal

City Events

Volunteers play a significant role in the success of our City events and they simply cannot happen without them. Join us in creating memorable experiences by volunteering in our great community. The City of Fort Saskatchewan offers volunteer opportunities for all skills levels and ages. If you are interested in learning about future volunteer opportunities, including:

  • Legacy Park Family Festival
  • Canada Day
  • Movie Under the Stars
  • Sheep Leaving Parade, and
  • Lights Up

City Programs

Whipper Snippers and Snow Angels program are a great way to help those who have difficulty in maintaining their yards and clearing snow. This is a fun opportunity for volunteers of all ages to enjoy the outdoors and improve the quality of life of another in need.

Neighbourhood Connectors are local volunteers who take pride in their communities and connect neighbours to one another through block events and conversations. The Neighbourhood Connector Program can help you with additional resources and ideas to make your neighbourhood one of the best places to live and play!

Community Volunteer Opportunities

Fort Saskatchewan is known for its support of non-profit events and initiatives. The organizations listed below are often in need of volunteer support. Reach out today to learn how you can get involved.

Please note, the Volunteer directory is not an inclusive list of all non-profit organizations. To have your organization added to the list, please email Family and Community Support Services or call 780-992-6267.

Fort Heritage Precinct

Through the collection, research, preservation and interpretation of local history, we create an environment of inspiration for our regional community to discover the development of Fort Saskatchewan and surrounding areas and its relevance to Western Canadian and Canadian history. This means we have opportunities for you to be a part of our team!

  • Collections – Love working with artifacts and researching the fascinating stories that go along with them? There are so many ways you can help!
  • Programming – Want to help us tell the remarkable stories that make Fort Saskatchewan a top heritage destination? We need you!

Contact us at 780-992-6635, email us or visit historycentre.ca.

Shell Theatre and Art Gallery

Volunteers are a key part of our cultural family here at Shell Theatre. Our volunteers put in countless hours of time helping to ensure every show goes off without a hitch. We welcome volunteers of all ages and experience to join our team. All Front-of-House volunteers for the Shell Theatre alternate between the following positions:

Ticket Taker

Ticket takers collect tickets as people enter a performance into the Shell Theatre.

Usher

Ushers will be knowledgeable of the Shell Theatre seating and will assist patrons to their seats. They may also handout programs and seat latecomers.

Coat Check Attendant

For a performance or event, the Coat Check Attendants will assist with the hanging of patrons' coats and distribution of claim tags.

Access Control

At times the entrances and exits into the Sherritt Cultural Pavilion or backstage area will be monitored by Access Control.

Interested in volunteering? For more information, please contact Steph Link, Dow Centennial Centre Events Supervisor, at 780-992-6406 and make sure to check out our Volunteer Information sheet.

Fill out the Volunteer application form. Alternatively, you can apply via email at stephlink@fortsask.ca.

Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is open to all youth ages 13 – 18 and will focus on:

  • Volunteering and fundraising
  • Project orientated activities
  • Youth Wellness
  • Youth driven Initiatives 

Goals:

  1. Engage youth to be involved in the community through volunteering
  2. Plan youth specific events and activities
  3. Collaborate with other groups and agencies
  4. Promote and create initiatives to support the well-being of youth

Location: TBD
Hours: Every Second Tuesday from 4:00 – 5:00pm
Dates: September – June

If you are interested in volunteering with the YAC, or for more information, please email fcssinfo@fortsask.ca or call 780-992-6267.

Youth Council

The Fort Saskatchewan Youth Council is a Committee established by City Council and its purpose is to educate and empower youth to provide information and recommendations to Council in relation to issues that impact or involve youth.

Membership

Up to 14 youth members between the ages of 14 and 24 years of age, who are residents of the City of Fort Saskatchewan; an appointed representative from City Council; and the Youth and Family Coordinator.

Roles and responsibilities

The Youth Council shall:

a. research and write policy proposals for Council’s consideration and review;

b. consult with Administration and other youth serving agencies to support youth initiatives;

c. provide a youth lens to City policies, programs and services as part of the City’s Diversity & Inclusion Policy (GEN-007-C);

d. work with Administration to develop and maintain a community dialogue about matters important to youth in Fort Saskatchewan;

e. drive change, and advocate on behalf of youth; and

f. establish partnerships with individuals and youth serving organizations to ensure different perspectives are reflected in Youth Council initiatives and procedures.

Meeting minutes

2022

Additional information

Youth Council Terms of Reference


If you are interested in being on the Youth Council Committee, please fill out and submit the Committee Application Form.

For more information, please email YouthCouncil@fortsask.ca or call 780-992-6267.