Foothills Alliance Church

This group is designed to connect people who are in self-isolation or can’t leave their home with a neighbour who can help with basic errands. 

We’ve created this service specifically for those who can’t leave their home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re still able to leave your home, please do not register for assistance. 

I Need Help

Thanks for reaching out to us! 

Before getting you registered, there’s a few things you must know. Please read the following information.

How does this service work?
After completing our confidential form, we will try to match you with a volunteer. We will email you both with each other’s contact information. After that, it’s up to you two to work out the details.

Due to the current recommendations from Alberta’s top health officials, we are practicing social distancing. This means we will not be able to provide car rides.

A few additional points:

  1. We aren’t able to provide free supplies, or a car ride.

  2. We do not do background checks, including criminal record checks or driving records.

  3. Our volunteers do not pay for things they pick up. Please ensure that groceries, prescriptions, parcel costs, etc. are pre-paid (by phone or online), so that your volunteer isn’t expected to pay when they collect your items. This is to protect you both.

  4. Volunteers are not “on call.” Please schedule your errands together, so our volunteers can best help you. Please remember they also have families and jobs. 

  5. Please don’t “tip.”

  6. We will do our best to match by gender and community. If you’re uncomfortable with your match-up, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate you.

  7. Our volunteers will not ask for reimbursement for taxi fare, transit costs or gas money. If you’re asked for money, let us know immediately. 

  8. Volunteers are here to help with errands you can’t do out of home due to social distancing. They will not help with things like dog walking, interior cleaning etc.

  9. Our volunteers will not pick up items in “hoarding” quantities. This means large levels of toilet paper, bleach, hand sanitizer etc.

I Want To Help

Thanks for your willingness to be the hands and feet of Jesus during this time!

Before getting started, there’s a few things you should know. Please read the following information.

How does this service work?
After completing our confidential form, we will try to match you with a volunteer. We will email you both with each other’s contact information. After that, it’s up to you two to work out the details.

A few additional points:

  1. We do not do background checks

  2. Do not pay for groceries/prescriptions, even on loan. To protect you, we ask that you do not pay for anything – even if they promise to pay you back. All their items must already been paid for (either online or by phone) before you go out. If they ask, please let us know immediately.

  3. Do not request a tip

  4. Do not ask for reimbursement for taxi fare, transit costs or gas money.

  5. We will do our best to match by gender and community. If you’re uncomfortable with your match-up, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate you.

  6. Volunteers are here to help with errands people can’t do out of home due to social distancing. You do not have to help with things like dog walking, interior cleaning etc.

  7. Please do not pick up items in “hoarding” quantities. This means large levels of toilet paper, bleach, hand sanitizer etc.

 

If you’re looking to volunteer in your community, we have a printable form for you to hand out to your neighbours.

Click here for the form.