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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.

Summer Day Camp Programmer
Position Close Date:
Tue, 2020-02-25

Currently seeking a Summer Day Camp Programmer.

Spring Break Day Camp Leader 2020
Position Close Date:
Thu, 2020-02-27

Currently seeking Spring Break Day Camp Leaders for March 23-27 & April 13-17.

Lifeguard/Swim Instructor
Position Close Date:

Currently seeking Lifeguards/Swim Instructors for daytime shifts.

Youth Wellness Fitness Instructor
Position Close Date:

Currently seeking Youth Wellness Fitness Instructors.

Preschool Program Leader - Part-time
Position Close Date:

Currently seeking Part-time Preschool Program Leaders for Winter and Spring 2020 Programs.

Water Park Attendant/Swim Instructor
Position Close Date:

Currently seeking Water Park Attendants/Swim Instructors.

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 one 2-3 hour shift 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 264.


Leisure Ice Volunteers
Volunteer Term:
Mon, 2019-09-09 to Fri, 2020-03-27

Description: Leisure Ice Volunteers help supervise the Leisure Ice during busy times. Volunteers will be required to skate, so you should be comfortable on the ice. This position includes helping make the Leisure Ice a welcoming area by talking to customers as well as helping ensure everyone is safe and following the rules.

Volunteer Term: September 9, 2019 - March 27, 2020

Swim Lesson Volunteers
Volunteer Term:
Fri, 2019-09-06 to Tue, 2020-06-30

Description: Swim Lesson Volunteers help certified swim instructors teach kids of all ages. This often includes helping with any equipment, providing one on one attention to swimmers and helping the instructors as needed. Volunteers are recommended to have strong swim abilities.

Volunteer Term: September 2019 - June 2020

Gym Monitor Volunteers
Volunteer Term:
Thu, 2020-01-30 to Tue, 2020-06-30

Description:  Gym Monitor Volunteers help lend equipment from the equipment lending office and aid in supervising the gyms during drop-in hours. This position includes helping with set-up or take down of equipment as well as providing excellent customer service.

Volunteer Term: January 2020 - June 2020


Childcare Volunteers
Volunteer Term:
Sun, 2019-12-01 to Tue, 2020-06-30

Description: Childcare volunteers help to encourage a positive play environment for children in our childcare. Volunteers aid staff by actively interacting with children 3 years and older by playing with them in the large climber, reading with them, coloring with them, or otherwise engaging them. There is a high turn-over of highly active kids in the childcare so volunteers should be ready to be active.

Volunteer Term: Year-round

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!

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