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Lawn Busters

Lawn Busters is creating life-changing friendships

Lawn Busters is so much more than just lawn care. Just ask Brad Doucette: a long-time volunteer. If you still aren’t sure about joining Lawn Busters, Brad’s interview might just change your mind.

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Are you looking to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals within your community? Then Lawn Busters is the perfect opportunity for you!

Lawn Busters is a volunteer program where volunteers assist a senior in mowing his or her lawn. Volunteers may also choose to offer additional help with other yard maintenance tasks such as weeding or trimming. 

Lawn mowing and yard maintenance can be challenging for seniors who have physical limitations. Volunteering with Lawn Busters is a great way for you to make a difference in the lives of these seniors. Your assistance helps seniors remain in their homes, prevents injuries and encourages community connections.

The Lawn Busters program helps make Strathcona County a welcoming and livable community.

Join Lawn Busters today. A senior in your community is waiting for your help.

Learn more about becoming a Lawn Buster

When do I volunteer?

Lawn Busters offers flexible scheduling. As a volunteer you can choose to:

  • Help one senior on a consistent schedule throughout spring and summer (the schedule is largely dependent on weather and lawn conditions)
  • Join the casual Lawn Busters team and volunteer as your schedule allows.
How am I paired with a senior?

We will try and match you with a senior who lives close to you.

Who can become a Lawn Buster volunteer?
  • Individuals
  • Families
  • Teens over the age of 14
  • Teams or groups
Do I use my own lawn care equipment?

In most cases, you will use the lawn equipment and tools provided by the senior you volunteer to help.

What if I am going away for a while?

Please notify Family and Community Services at 780-464-8440 of any dates you are unavailable. We will attempt to find another volunteer to help your senior while you are away.

Be a good neighbour

Lawn Busters is based on the belief that everyone can be a good neighbour. Even if you do not volunteer with Lawn Busters, remember that small actions can make a significant difference in the lives of others. 

Support your neighbours and help make Strathcona County a welcoming and inclusive community.

How to apply

To become a Lawn Busters volunteer, please complete and submit an:

Application Form (96.4 KB) .

Applications can either be mailed or dropped off.

Mailing address: 2001 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 3W7

Drop-off location: Family and Community Services | 200, 501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park, AB

After we receive your form, you must submit a criminal record check if you are older than 18 years of age. We will provide you with a letter for the RCMP indicating that you are a volunteer with Lawn Busters. There is no cost for the criminal record check.

If you have any questions on the application process, please call 780-464-4044.

We would also like to express our thanks for the individuals currently volunteering with Lawn Busters. Your hard work, dedication and commitment truly are the heart and soul of our community.

Would you like more information? Are you ready to join the team?

Contact Pat Bodnar
Phone: 780-464-8440
Email: Pat.Bodnar@strathcona.ca

Last updated: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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