COVID-19 Update:

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How You Can Help

Supporting Your Neighbours and Loved Ones

In a true “in it together” gesture, British Columbians are stepping forward to offer help during the COVID-19 pandemic. We wouldn’t expect anything less from our citizens. However, before jumping in, take time to consider the best way to get involved. Click here to read advice on how to stay safe while ensuring your effort has the greatest impact. 

Informal Volunteering

  • If you don’t already know the person, don’t arrive at the door unannounced. This could cause inadvertent spread of the virus and spark undue stress and worry. Instead, leave a note of introduction with your contact information and let them know you’re just a call away
  • Be prepared that someone may not need your help at this time. Just let the person know you’re available when they’re ready
  • If someone has asked you for help, do not enter their home. Call and let them know when you’ll be dropping off groceries or other essentials at their door
  • While you’re out and about, regularly wash your hands, sneeze or cough into your arm and maintain a two-metre (six foot) distance from others
  • If you have any symptoms of illness, stay home and self-isolate

Formal Volunteering

Formal volunteering means giving your time through official or registered groups, clubs and organizations. If you’re already a regular volunteer with an agency, reach out and see where you can help. Be sure to follow all health and safety guidelines laid out by your coordinator. Some roles may be specific to COVID-19, some may be related to maintaining normal services.

If you’re not already formally volunteering, consider getting in touch with organizations in your region and letting them what skills and times you have available. Keep in mind, organizations may be very busy and not able to respond to your enquiry right away.

To register as a volunteer to assist seniors in your areaclick here to fill out the BC 2-1-1 registration form. 

You can also connect with Pacific Centre Family Services to ask about direct funding opportunities.

Donate to the Foodbank

Society’s most vulnerable will need continued support through the COVID-19 pandemic. Food banks are experiencing lower than normal inventories and need our support now more than ever. Click here to make a donation to the Goldstream Foodbank. 

Giving Blood

The need for an adequate blood supply doesn’t stop with the COVID-19 pandemic. Cancer patients, trauma victims and mothers who have complications during childbirth will still need your help. Canadian Blood Services is assuring the public that donations continue to be safe and that all offices have stringent cleaning and infection-control protocols in place. Click here to book an appointment.

Social Media Groups

In response to the COVID-19 situation many neighbourhoods are setting up networks to provide mutual support, often through social media platforms. If you are assisting your neighbours or anyone else, please ensure that you are informed of the best practices for keeping yourself and others safe.

Facebook Groups (note - you will need to be logged into Facebook to access these groups):

Supporting the Local Business Community

As we navigate through this difficult time, our number one priority is the health and safety of our residents and businesses. As many businesses are closing or working at a reduced capacity, there are a number of things we can do to show them our support:

  • If you are healthy, consider doing your ESSENTIAL shopping and picking up take-out meals or ordering delivery at a local business rather than a big box store or chain, while maintaining safe physical distancing.
  • If you are financially able to, decline a refund for canceled events and when returning goods, or request a store credit to use later.
  • As certain businesses such as gyms and rec centres temporarily close, consider retaining your membership.
  • Purchase gift cards (online if possible) from local retailers and restaurants for future use or as gifts for family and friends.
  • Do your shopping online, supporting local/independent retailers wherever possible.
  • Tip more than usual when purchasing take-out or delivery meals.
  • Look for virtual classes online.
  • Write an online review for your favourite business. 
  • Be kind. Many businesses are operating with reduced staff or are low on stock. We all need to be patient and remember that they are working hard to stay open to serve our community.
  • And finally, stay home whenever possible and self-isolate if you are sick! We all need to do our part to keep our communities healthy and safe.

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