Want to help out? Registration form now up.

From city councillor Jeff Leiper https://kitchissippiward.ca/content/ward-volunteer-call-out

Many of you have reached out in the past few days to let me know you’d be willing to volunteer in the ward. We don’t know, yet, what those needs might be, but I’d like to now start capturing that interest in anticipation of future need. If you live in Kitchissippi ward and want to volunteer here, please fill out the form here. Thank you!

There is also the potential that the City may have a general call-out for volunteers as they mobilized for flooding. If and when that call is made, I’ll be sure to pass that on!

The volunteering form URL is https://kitchissippiward.ca/content/volunteer-call-out

2 responses to “Want to help out? Registration form now up.

  1. Jeff Leiper wrote the community associations today, saying in part:

    I’ve got well over 200 folks who have signed up to the ward volunteer list, and have already received one agency request to do a call-out – to which people massively responded.

    We’re going to do the best we can in our office to deal with one-off requests, but I’m also certain that many residents are going to get the most immediate help from their neighbours. If you’re communicating with your members, it would be helpful to nudge them to make sure their neighbours on the block have their phone number or other contact info.

  2. From Jeff Leiper:

    We have, now, over 260 people signed up in our volunteer database willing to do all manner of tasks during the pandemic. We’ve been connecting requests to offers of help on a one-off basis for folks, and I have to thank everyone who stepped up. These have mostly revolved around groceries. One of the issues that’s emerging is laundry. If you hear from anyone who has lost walkable access to the laundromat because the ones in our ward are closed, I have a group of volunteers ready to pick up, wash and return that. We’ll keep using that list as nimbly as possible to address needs as they come up.