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Get the Leading Edge!

Ages 13-17 years

Develop leadership skills and gain valuable experience while having fun outdoors. Give back to your community and earn leadership or volunteer hours for your school too! 

Volunteer to be an L.I.T. and work with recreation leaders to run summer programs for children. Choose from the following:

Playground Programs
Join the fun at a playground near you. As a playground L.I.T. you get a chance to participate in a variety of activities, from games and crafts to drama, music, sports, and more. Gain experience working with 6-12 year olds in a fun, flexible setting.

Registered Programs
Work out of a community facility with children ages 3-12 years in a week-long themed program including sports, drama, and science. Those in registered programs also go on plenty of field trips.

After an interview and training, you can volunteer for as little as 2 weeks or as many as 7 weeks.

How To Apply

Step 1. Apply and Pay $20 Application Fee

2017 Application Form

Registration for summer 2017 opens April 1 and closes June 15. Thank you for your interest.

Completed applications should be returned in one of these ways:

  • Drop-off at The City of Edmonton Circle Square Office - 11808 St. Albert Trail
  • Drop-off at a Registration Night (TBA)
  • Fax to 780-496-2955
  • Email to

Pay options include: online via eReg (course code TBA), calling 311, or in-person at any recreation centre.  

Step 2. Attend an Registration Night

This process takes about an hour to complete. You will have a short interview and choose your preferred volunteer sites or programs.

Date Location Address Time
May 26 (Fri) Circle Square,
Community Services
11808 St. Albert Trail 6-8pm
May 30 (Tues) Mill Woods
Recreation Centre
7207 - 28 Avenue 6-8pm
June 1 (Thurs) Clareview
Recreation Centre
3804 - 139 Avenue 6-8pm
June 6 (Tues) Terwillegar
Recreation Centre
2051 Leger Road 6-8pm
June 8 (Thur) Terwillegar
Recreation Centre
2051 Leger Road 6-8pm
June 12 (Mon) The Meadows
Recreation Centre
2704 - 17 Street 6-8pm
June 15 (Thurs) Circle Square,
Community Services
11808 St. Albert Trail 6-8pm

Remember to bring:

  • Two pieces of government-issued ID (originals as well as a photo copy of them), one should be photo ID for a security check: driver's license, learner's permit, birth certificate, Alberta Health card, passport, immigration ID card, citizenship card, Indian status card, permanent resident card, firearms card.
  • A list of weeks when you will be available to volunteer.

Step 3. Train

You must attend a 2-day L.I.T. training session.

These dates fill up fast so register early at one of the registration nights to get your preferred dates.

*Level Two is for L.I.T.s who have had at least one year of L.I.T. experience.

Step 4. Volunteer

Your commitment is to volunteer at your chosen sites or programs for a minimum of two weeks. You can choose to volunteer for a minimum two weeks up to a maximum seven weeks.

L.I.T. Coordinators

There are three L.I.T. coordinators who will be your guides this summer. You can reach them at 780-944-7413.

Photo Gallery

Want to see some of the fun we've had? Visit our Photo Gallery.

For More Information

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