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Volunteer in parks

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Calgary Parks volunteer opportunities are grouped below. Choose the best match for your interests, then call 311 or email us to get involved.

Volunteer Opportunities

Inglewood Community Volunteer Events

  • August 27: Volunteers will assist in removing invasive species and re-seeding the green space behind Inglewood Cove S.E. Register here.
  • September 24: Volunteers will assist in planting native shrubs and trees and wiring established poplars in the green space behind Inglewood Cove S.E. Register here.

Tree wiring event - Griffith Woods

  • Volunteers will help us protect trees in Griffith Woods before the beavers get busy preparing for winter. Join us for a volunteer wiring event, September 24, 9 a.m. - noon.
  • Register here

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary - Volunteer Weed Pull

  • Volunteers will assist us in removing invasive species from the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary! The newly opened area of the sanctuary was the hardest hit in the 2013 flood and requires more effort in rehabilitation. With the flood waters came an influx of invasive weed species and we need your help to remove them from the sanctuary
  • Register here

Green Leaders

  • Individuals assist us to identify park project in their community and organize community volunteers for projects.
  • Projects may include; painting benches or picnic tables, invasive species pulls and park cleanups.
  • Individual sign up - or call 311

Water Stewards

  • Individuals assist in maintaining park spaces by manually irrigating pre-selected community sites.
  • The following sites have been selected:
    • Canyon Meadows: 833 Canterbury Dr. S.W.
    • Silver Springs: 37 Silver Springs Dr. N.W.
    • Charleswood: 2150 Chicoutimi Dr. N.W.
    • Varsity: 3931 Vardell Rd. N.W.
    • Upper Mount Royal: 800 29 Ave. S.W.
    • Ogden: 7224 22 St. S.E.

  • Individual sign up - or call 311

Litter Cleanup


  • Individuals or groups make short commitments to promote responsible pet etiquette in off-leash dog parks.
  • Acitivities include attending scheduled P.U.P.P.Y. events with Parks staff where volunteers may participate in park cleanup and distribute dog waste pick-up bags and other materials to park users.
  • Group sign up | Individual sign up


  • Adopt-a-Rink is a winter volunteer program through which volunteers help flood and maintain existing community pleasure skating rinks throughout Calgary.

Parks Interpretive Experience and Inglewood Bird Sanctuary Hosts

Cemetery Tour Volunteers

Group Volunteer Opportunities

  • Help us to maintain and beautify parks and green spaces in Calgary through volunteerism.
  • Looking for a volunteer project for your company or group? Not afraid to get dirty? Join the Parks Environmental Education team on a Green Initiative project! Opportunities include; tree wiring, invasive species pulls, painting projects, playground facelifts and more.
  • Group sign up

Become a Parks Volunteer

Calgary parks provide us all with spaces to connect with nature, the community, and our history. We invite you to partner with us to take care of parks, green spaces, playgrounds, pathways, trees, natural areas, and off-leash areas; conduct ecological research; or provide park users with engaging interpretive experiences.

We encourage volunteers of all backgrounds, abilities and experience to contribute. A screening policy is in place for all potential volunteers. This may include police information checks. Once accepted, volunteers receive orientation, training, and other support.

A huge thank you to the thousands of Parks volunteers! Without you our parks would not be the wonderful, vibrant places they are