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!

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? Call us at 403.531.5875 Ext 269.

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Aquatic Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to assist our swimming instructors with swimming lessons. Volunteer Term: April – June 2023

Childcare Volunteer

Volunteers assist in providing quality care for our young participants in the childcare. Come join us and gain experience! Volunteer Term: April – June 2023

Children & Youth Program Volunteers

Do you enjoy working with preschoolers and children, assist in teaching and planning activities? Join our volunteer team! Volunteer Term: April – June 2023.

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 2023

Equipment Lending Volunteer

Come assist in lending out gym equipment and implementing badminton rotations! Evening/weekend times available. Volunteer Term: April – June 2023

Gym Monitor Volunteer

Gym Monitors assist with gym activities and equipment lending. We are looking for volunteers! Volunteer Term: April – June 2023

Spring Break Day Camp Volunteers

Come and gain experience in working with children at our Spring Break Day Camps – Mar 27 – 31 or Apr 10 – 14. Apply today!

Post Close Date: March 22, 2023

Summer Day Camp Volunteer

Are you looking for something to do this summer? Come get experience in working with children and have some fun!

Post Close Date: May 22, 2023

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!