South Shore Helping Hands is an initiative to mobilize volunteers to help people within their homes with tasks that are becoming too difficult or unsafe. Help with driving to medical appointments and for other errands is also provided. Volunteers are set up with individuals on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, depending on the need.
In the past twelve months(2014) over 40 volunteers have donated over 800 hours lending a helping hand to their fellow community members. This has enabled over 30 individuals to remain in their homes more safely and longer than otherwise might be possible.
If you have some time to give please consider lending a hand to those in need. All of our volunteers are screened and trained prior to being matched with those in need.
Those who we help often say, “I don’t know what I would do without your help.” Our volunteers often say, “I get more than I give.”
Some of the tasks that volunteers in the Mahone Bay/Lunenburg & surrounding areas can help out with include:
- Driving for appointments and errands, like mail and groceries
- Changing light bulbs &/or mouse traps
- Minor home repair &/or painting
- Rearranging furniture
- Yard &/or shed cleanup
- Companionship & friendly visits to those who are alone
A team of trained volunteers would like to lend a helping hand. If you or someone you know could benefit from this program please contact us at:
South Shore Helping Hands is funded in part by:
The Government of Canada
Nova Scotia Health
United Way Lunenburg County
Mahone Bay Centre