Senior Center Snow Shovel Referral Program

Snow Shovel Referral Program
Posted on 10/25/2022
Snow shovel referral program

The Village of Arlington Heights Snow Shoveling Referral Program (see guide) provides Arlington Heights residents who are over age 60 or who have a disability with the names and contact information of teens willing to shovel snow.

The program helps to connect residents in need with teenage residents seeking ways to volunteer and contribute to their community. 

Volunteer Teen Shovelers
Teens looking to give back, or who are seeking community service/volunteer hours are encouraged to complete the Teen Application for Snow Shoveling
Contact information of participating teens will be shared with residents in need of snow shoveling assistance. Residents will contact the teens directly when assistance is needed. The teen is responsible for snow shoveling or notifying the resident if they are unable to complete the work.

Senior Citizens or Disabled Residents In Program
Residents seeking to join the program are encouraged to fill out the Snow Shoveling Referrals Request form.
The resident is responsible for contacting the teen, scheduling a time for shoveling, and following through with financial arrangements.  

About the Snow Shoveling Referral Program
This program was initiated by the Arlington Heights Youth Commission, and is endorsed by the Arlington Heights Senior Citizens Commission and the Arlington Heights Commission for Citizens with Disabilities. 

The Village does not do background checks on any of the participating teens, seniors citizens, or persons with disabilities. Both parties should conduct their own interview and/or reference check if desired, before signing on with a particular client or teen. Referrals for teens, senior citizens and persons with disabilities will come through the Arlington Heights Senior Center.

In addition, here is a quick guide to keep handy for reference.  

What if there are no teen shovelers in my area? 
We might not have enough teens to refer to our residents. It’s a voluntary program and not intended to be the resident’s only option for snow shoveling.

How do I know what to pay/charge for this service? 
That is up to the resident and the teen. The suggested range is $10.00 to $15.00 per hour.

What if the teen shoveler does not show up? 
Try to reconnect with the teen. If you do not receive a timely return call, then consider contacting another teen about your snow shoveling needs.