Sport has the power to teach, heal, empower and transform.
With your help, we can change lives and help Indigenous youth reach their potential.
Volunteer with us
Spirit North is looking for enthusiastic, caring volunteers who love working with kids.
This winter, Spirit North will get over 8,000 children in over 50 communities across Alberta, British Colombia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba on skis – and we’d love your help.
You don’t need to have a strong background in cross-country skiing – just a great attitude!
frequently asked questions
Do volunteers help on weekdays or weekends?
We need volunteers for weekdays during school hours. If you only have weekend availability, please go ahead and submit your information. We will contact you if we have a weekend event.
Is there an age requirement?
We ask that all volunteers are at least 16 years old.
What is the time commitment for volunteers?
Ideally, Spirit North volunteers are able to join us for the full school day, but if you can only attend for a few hours, we can accommodate your schedule.
We typically split the day into morning and afternoon sessions, and a few classes rotate out within each session. So, even if you can only participate for a few hours in the middle of the day, we would be happy to have your help. We only ask that you give us a minimum of three volunteer hours at a time. The day will wrap up by 5 pm at the latest.
Are there a range of participating locations?
We work all across the province. To minimize transportation time, we will place you with a community that is close to where you live, based on the mailing address you share with us.
Are volunteers responsible for their own transportation?
Yes. All volunteers need to transport themselves to and from the location. We will reimburse your mileage costs to and from event locations.
Do you have a question that wasn’t answered above? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate to Spirit North
With your help, we can continue to provide community-led sport and activity programs to Indigenous youth.
Spirit North is a registered charitable organization. Tax receipts can be issued for donations of $25 or more. Our charitable organization number is 798035515 RR0001 Donate Now
For cheques please send to: PO Box 8112, Canmore, AB, T1W 2T8
For electronic money transfers, please send to: email@example.com
Do you want to bring Spirit North to your community?
Fundraising ideas for Communities
Gather bottles from your neighbourhood or community and bring them to the recycling depot. Collect the earnings to achieve your goals.
Get the whole community out to participate in a fundraising cross-country skiing race, called a loppet.
Collect donated, second-hand items and hold a group garage or rummage sale. Make sure everything is clean and in good shape.
Sell a chance to win gift baskets, sporting event tickets, or half the earnings from the actual ticket sales, often called a 50/50 draw.
Set a goal and collect pledges from friends and neighbours for each mile you walk.
Whip up your grandma’s famous cookie recipe and host a bake sale with friends, family or neighbours.
Your support will make a difference