Volunteer Information

UpdatedWednesday August 27, 2014 byCalgary Family Curling Association.

Thinking of volunteering as an instructor? 

We highly recommended it!

* Last year our family volunteered on the ice, helping families learn about curling.  After our third time, we got back into the van and I said, "I think that was more fun than going to an amusement park, ..and much more rewarding," everyone agreed.

No training certification needed

Family curling uses a new 'half sheet stick curling' format.  Players use the stick delivery, so you don't need to teach them the slide.  Players are asked to go through online tutorials, so they should have an idea of how the game is played.  You, as a relatively experienced curler, will be there to help them get started, to answer questions and to provide encouragement.  The volunteers will get together prior to the first game to try half sheet stick curling themselves and to hear about what we learned in last year's league.   Volunteering should be fun.   

Is it a big commitment?

Volunteer instructors are usually asked to volunteer a maximum of four times per session, depending on the size of club and the number of weeks in the session:

  • week 1
  • week 2
  • either week 3 or 4
  • either week 5, 6, 7 or 8.

This is a meaningful experience that can build a passion in youth, which they may enjoy for years or decades.  We invite you to be a part of it!

Register as a volunteer

To register as a volunteer, go to the home or registration information page and click register online.  There will be an option to register as a volunteer, which is free of course.  Once you have created an account, you can choose which locations and times you are available to volunteer for.  We hope you can make the first two weeks of the times you select.  The club captain can then schedule the other one or two dates you are available.

If you are flexible and an alternate time would also be okay, please mention it in the comment field during the registration.

Please consider if a three hour session would work for you, with a few 10 minute breaks.  E.g.  1:00-2:30 and 2:30-4:00.  If you are interested in this, you can add a second time slot at the end of the registration process.    

You may also be presented with an option to volunteer as a club captain.  This role involves organizing and scheduling the volunteers at a specific club.  It shouldn't be too much work, mostly setting up a schedule at the beginning and then adjusting if someone can't make it.   

Thanks!  We appreciate any help we can get.