Get Involved

Join our fantastic staff team, take part in our youth volunteer program, or
make a difference with your charitable contributions.

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Working at Westside

Join our amazing staff team!

Since 2000, our employees have been delivering safe, healthy and fun recreation. If you are enthusiastic, professional and would like to be a part of a great team, check our current Job Opportunities.

Youth Volunteers

Youth volunteers bring skills to our programs and enrich the lives of Calgary’s children, youth, adults and seniors. Most of all, volunteers help Westside keep its promise to serve our communities. We couldn’t do it without them!

Volunteer positions are currently full for the Winter season (January–March) but we will soon be recruiting volunteers for the Spring/Summer seasons. Spring/Summer volunteer positions include aquatics, climbing wall, sport programs, and summer camps. Keep an eye on this page for new postings and to apply online.

Volunteers can expect to commit to at least two 3-hour shifts per week. Volunteers must be 13Y to 17Y or have taken the F.L.Y. Fostering Leadership in Youth program, and have at minimum Emergency First Aid with CPR C. All youth volunteers are partnered with a staff member for supervision.

Need more information? Email us at or call 403.531.5875 Ext 269.

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Aquatic Swim Lesson Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to assist our swimming instructors with swimming lessons. Volunteer Term: April – June 2024

Birthday Party Volunteer

Do you enjoy making everyone’s birthday a special day, join our volunteer team!  Volunteer Term: April – June 2024

Childcare Volunteer

Volunteers assist in providing quality care for our young participants in childcare. Come join us and gain experience!  Volunteer Term: April – June 2024

Children’s / Preschool Program Volunteer

Do you enjoy working with Children or Preschoolers in teaching and planning sports/activities? Join our Volunteer team! Volunteer Term: April – June 2024

Climbing Wall Volunteer

Do you enjoy climbing and helping others climb? Come volunteer and assist in our climbing programs and wall! Volunteer Term: April – June 2024

Summer Day Camp Volunteer

Are you looking for something to do this summer? Come get experience in working with children and have some fun!  Volunteer Term: July – August 2024


Give to Westside

Westside was built by community. Neighborhood volunteers, in partnership with the City of Calgary, Province of Alberta and hundreds of generous donors, achieved the dream of building Westside Recreation Centre in 2000 and expanding the centre in 2010.

Westside is a registered charity. Gifts are currently directed to future expansion projects or an area of your choice and can be made with cash, cheque or credit card. Charitable tax receipts are issued for all donations of $25 or more. Recognition and naming opportunities are offered to those who are interested.

For information on giving, please contact the Fund Development & Communications Manager by email or telephone at 403.531.5875 Ext 265.

Thank you for your interest and support!