Join Our Volunteer Team

WinSport volunteers are integral Team Members, who demonstrate commitment and passion to helping inspire human potential through the spirit of sport.

As a not-for-profit organization, WinSport relies on volunteers to support our mission, vision and purpose through a variety of roles. Volunteers contribute more than 34,000 hours a year across our campus and our guest experience, programming and administration all benefit from volunteer involvement. Whether volunteers encourage a child to keep getting back up, help a newcomer learn a new skill, welcome a community member to campus, or enter data into a computer, volunteers make a difference.

WinSport Volunteers are passionate and dedicated to providing a safe place for our community to be active. They take the initiative to deliver exceptional guest experiences, share ideas to aid in innovation and provide warm, welcoming smiles and air high fives to all they meet.

Reasons to volunteer at WinSport:

  • Support the legacy of the 1988 Olympic Games
  • Become a valued Team Member in our organization
  • Meet new people, share enthusiasm for the Calgary community and what we offer
  • Receive innovative training and coaching to achieve success
  • Develop and strengthen communication, confidence, leadership, and problem-solving skills
  • Resume build and gain a reference
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Invitations to Team Member events, networking opportunities, contests (with prizes)
  • Swag, uniform
  • Free hill passes, gym access and reciprocals to partner ski resorts*
  • Food, beverage, retail and program discounts*
    *Depending on the position, hours, and successful completion of the minimum requirements

Requirements of WinSport Volunteers

  • Be reliable and enthusiastic
  • Take initiative and be innovative
  • Actively participate in all aspects of training
  • Maintain a safe workplace, ensuring the safety of all Team Members and Guests
  • Commit to a minimum of 100 hours and one year of volunteering
  • Be fully vaccinated (two doses) against COVID-19

WinSport recognizes the value volunteers bring to our team and we want to ensure volunteers are thanked for their meaningful contributions.

To learn more about the available volunteer opportunities and to apply, please go to our online application system. 

Adult volunteers (18 years of age and older). Apply now

  • Application
  • Interview
  • Orientation
  • Position Training
  • 50-hour probationary period

Youth Volunteers (13-17 years of age). Apply now

  • Application
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Orientation
  • Position Training
  • Youth Leadership Training
  • 50-hour probationary period.

 

Please note, we expect youth volunteers to be independent and take initiative to contact us themselves. If you are a parent/guardian and are interested in the youth volunteer opportunities, please engage the youth in the process, including supporting them in contacting us directly, filling out the application and ensuring they understand the expectations of being a volunteer.

Are you interested in a Practicum Placement? Please fill out the Practicum Application.

For Available positions and to apply, click here

What our volunteers are saying

“Volunteering at WinSport has changed my life. I have met so many new people and built my resume. Through my adventures volunteering, I have a newfound understanding and appreciation for sport, physical literacy and the impact it has on our community.” 

“When I retired, I searched for something that inspired me and gave me motivation. Volunteering at WinSport is the perfect fit. Every week I come to volunteer, I am given opportunities to use my skills and experience to better the organization. I feel like I am making a difference.”

“The Youth Leadership Program has made a huge difference in my youth’s life and the life of our family. Every week she came home with new ideas and enthusiasm for how her actions impact our community. The volunteering she has been involved with at WinSport has provided opportunities to put her leadership skills in action and build her resume. We are so appreciative for the opportunities available to youth at WinSport.”

Volunteer Positions

Volunteers are recruited on an ongoing basis for a wide variety of programs – both seasonal and year-round. The list below is an example of the roles we have, however, please go to our online application for current volunteer opportunities.

*Additional positions may also be available. Please go to our online volunteer recruitment page to see all available positions. 

Administration

Outline: Volunteer behind the scenes to help support administration within a variety of departments, including Team & Culture, Marketing, Fundraising, Sport, School Programs

Season: Year-round

Qualifications: Dependent on the position. Please follow the link to our database to see the requirements for our current administration volunteer opportunities

Time Requirement: Depending on the department, a minimum of one shift per week or on an on-call basis is required 

Events Team

Outline:  Support the various events WinSport hosts including concerts, parties, picnics, sports games, and competitions

Season: Year-round

Qualifications: Strong verbal communication skills and comfortable in a fast pace environment

Time Requirement: Minimum of 40 hours each year, schedule is as needed based on the various events 

Program Assistant (Hockey and Skate)

Outline: Supporting the Hockey and/or Skate lessons, volunteers will work with our dedicated team to provide a safe, supportive and engaging experience for participants

Season: September - June

Qualifications: Skating or hockey experience and strong skating ability

Time Requirement: Minimum commitment of one shift per week

Welcome Team

Outline: Greet guests, answer questions, and be the front-line of customer service at WinSport

Season: Year-round – schedule depends on the season

Qualifications: Strong verbal communication skills and the ability to approach strangers with ease

Time Requirement: Minimum commitment four shifts per month. Regular shifts and flexible schedules are available

Skate Marshal

Outline: Greet guests, answer questions, and provide support to guests on the ice during public skating

Season: Year-round

Qualifications: Strong skating and verbal communication skills. Ability to approach strangers with ease

Time Requirement: Minimum commitment of one shift per week

Junior Instructor Program

WinSport’s Junior Instructor program is designed for middle and high school students seeking experience to grow their resume and develop their leadership skills.

Sport Junior Instructor

Outline: Support Instructors with group supervision in a diverse range of sport development activities (shooting hoops, kicking balls, etc.)

Season: Summer (July – August)

Qualifications: Minimum age 13. Previous experience with sport (and/or a passion for sport). Experience working with children

Time Requirement: Minimum of two weeks of camps + one week of training the first week of July

Mountain Bike Junior Instructor

Outline: Share your passion for mountain biking with children in our Mountain Bike Camp and help provide a safe and fun learning experience

Season: Summer (July – August)

Qualifications: Minimum age 15 (by June 1). Previous experience working with children and volunteering in a camp environment, and confident mountain biking skills 

Time Requirement: Minimum of 80 hours (two weeks of camp) + one weekend (two days) of training in June

Hockey Junior Instructor

Outline: Spend your summer on the ice helping children strengthen their hockey skills

Season: Summer (July – August)

Qualifications: Minimum age 13. Experience working in a gym environment

Time Requirement: Minimum of 80 hours (two weeks of camp) + one week of training the first week of July

Wilderness Junior Instructor

Outline: Support Instructors with group supervision in a diverse range of outdoor adventures – including building forts, hiking, and appreciating nature!

Season: Summer (July – August)

Qualifications: Minimum age 13. Passion for being outdoors and previous experience in an outdoor environment (e.g. hiking, orienteering, a love of building forts)

Time Requirement: Minimum of two weeks of camps + one week of training the first week of July

Ringette Junior Instructor

Outline: Help children develop their ringette skills while supporting the Instructors to deliver the Ringette Camp program

Season: Summer (July – August)

Qualifications: Minimum age 13. Previous ringette experience, strong skating ability, and experience working with children

Time Requirement: Minimum of 80 hours (two weeks of camp) + one day of training in July

Snow School Junior Instructor

Outline: Be on snow, supporting the Instructors to deliver Snow School lessons

Season: Winter (November – April)

Qualifications: Minimum age 13. Skiing or snowboarding experience, strong skiing or snowboarding ability, and experience working with children

Time Requirement: Minimum of 80 hours + two days of training