Boston

Welcome to Boston Good Neighbour Scheme

Good Neighbour Schemes are run by local volunteers who provide day to day support for other residents who may need help on an occasional or regular basis. For older people, this support may enable them to live independently in their own homes and communities for longer and reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Here in Boston, we can help everyone with:

  • Collecting essential shopping
  • Local errands
  • Practical support
  • A friendly chat
  • Anything else, just ask!

To register your interest as a community volunteer and find opportunities near you, sign up or log in today

Good Neighbour Schemes - Helping Your Community

Supported by Boston Borough Council’s Empowering Healthy Communities Programme

A community project bringing people together

Training and support provided by YMCA Lincolnshire

Proudly funded by The National Lottery Community Fund

What is a Good Neighbour Scheme?

Good Neighbour Schemes are community projects run and delivered by groups of local volunteers. Whilst potentially benefiting the whole community, they are aimed primarily at helping elderly, disabled, vulnerable, frail or isolated people. Help is given to those in need free of charge although a reasonable charge is usually made for transport mileage.

What can you help with?

Good Neighbour Schemes respond to the needs of local people by providing help with activities such as:

  • Befriending, home visiting, companionship, someone to go to social events with
  • Dog walking and caring for pets during holiday or illness
  • Errands and shopping
  • Filling in forms, writing letters, reading and help to use computers and the internet
  • Gardening
  • Giving lifts to a GP surgery, clinic, hospital, Day Centre, other appointments
  • Household tasks including tuning televisions, changing light bulbs and smoke alarms
  • Moving furniture, taking down and hanging curtains and pictures

It is about local people helping their neighbours to enjoy a better quality of life. Good Neighbour Schemes help create an environment where people feel safe and secure because they have genuine connection with one another.

How do I request help?

At the moment we’re focussing on recruiting volunteers. As soon as we’re able we’ll launch an online request form which you’ll be able to complete to request help for yourself or on someone else's behalf (with their permission) if they're living in the Boston area. The request form will be available on this page so watch this space!

How do I become a Good Neighbour?

If you would like to offer your time and support to help your neighbours, sign up and join our group today by clicking on one of the green buttons on this page. Once you're registered you'll be able to see open requests in your area. You can choose to accept as many or as few as you like, whatever suits you - we're grateful for every contribution.

Volunteer with us!

Join us to help your neighbours. Just let us know when, where and how you can help. You can choose to help a little, or to help a lot! We're grateful for every contribution.

Thanks for being part of Boston and Surrounding Areas. Click below to view help requests.

Useful Links

About HelpMyStreet.org

HelpMyStreet.org was launched to help the Helpers supporting their communities through the coronavirus pandemic.

Our goal is to make volunteering and finding volunteers simple, safe and effective for everyone.

We are a non-profit community interest company with a team of doctors, health practitioners, tech and data people, community volunteers and marketers. The founding team work for Factor 50, a healthcare analytics and digital company that works with the NHS, particularly in mental health.

Volunteer with us!

Join us to help your neighbours. Just let us know when, where and how you can help. You can choose to help a little, or to help a lot! We're grateful for every contribution.

Thanks for being part of Boston and Surrounding Areas. Click below to view help requests.