Great Neighbours initiative recruiting volunteers

It may have just gotten a bit easier to get to know your neighbours.

  • Sep. 7, 2016 2:43 p.m.

It may have just gotten a bit easier to get to know your neighbours.

Great Neighbours is a new initiative designed to help neighbours connect where they live.

Volunteers are being recruited as block connectors – people who live on an urban or rural block and are interested in meeting the 10-20 households nearest them for a chat.

Block connectors will also take part in training, receive tools to make connections and help coordinate a neighbourhood activity at least once a year.

The initiative is funded by Red Deer & District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and facilitated by The City of Red Deer.

A community mobilizer has been hired to recruit and train block connectors and guide the initiative.

Block connectors will start visiting their immediate neighbours in late September.

They will carry ID and provide some information for households. If you meet a block connector in your community, whether on the street or at your door, please take the time to connect.

People interested in volunteering as a block connector or want to know more information about the initiative can visit www.reddeer.ca/greatneighbours.