Volunteer for your neighbor

Snow-covered sidewalks can be hazardous for everyone. The City of Toledo's Snow Angels Program pairs older residents and residents with disabilities with nearby neighbors who volunteer to assist them with snow removal on their sidewalks and driveways.

How it works

Along with fostering community relationships, this act relieves the stress after a heavy snowfall, keeps residents safe, and leaves a path for those outside during the winter weather – like postal carriers, firefighters, police officers, and other neighbors.


  • Volunteers must use their own equipment
  • Volunteers are expected to shovel any snowfall over 2 inches
  • Snow must be shoveled within 24 hours of snowfall
  • No compensation is to be accepted.

How it works:

Request a Snow Angel

This program helps older residents and residents with disabilities. The following guidelines are needed to become a participant:

  • 60+ years old, or
  • disabled, and
  • paying for snow removal is a financial burden

Things to know before you request help:

  • You are not guaranteed assistance. Service depends on if there’s a Snow Angel who has signed up near you.
  • If you are matched with a volunteer, we will notify you by email or phone call.
  • Please give your volunteer a reasonable amount of time to assist you - we recommend allowing 24-hours after a snow event concludes.

Request a Snow Angel

Volunteer as a Snow Angel

You can sign up online to offer help as a volunteer. The Snow Angels Program will work to pair you with a nearby neighbor. We will be in touch when you have been matched with a neighbor in need.

  • Volunteer groups are welcome
  • Volunteers are expected to provide their own snow removal tools
  • You may not be assigned to help a neighbor immediately. Neighbors request help throughout the winter season. You may be assigned immediately, a few weeks after you sign up, or later during the winter.
  • Your assignment depends on if there is a neighbor who needs help near you. If none of your neighbors sign up, we may not be able to assign you.
  • Please help out your neighbor as soon as you are able and within 24-hours of the end of a snow event.

Register as a Snow Angel