The Good Neighbour Scheme

A Gillingham Salvation Army initiative in partnership with our local churches


The Scheme has concluded at the

end of July 2020

In this time of crisis there is a call for our community to pull together and be here for one another. A friend in need is a friend indeed.

Why the Good Neighbour scheme?

It is our desire to create a safe network of volunteers available to help and assist during this time of crisis.

Safeguarding those vulnerable during this time is of great importance to us and we want to do all we can to minimise any danger or abuse.

All our volunteers are required to fill in an application form disclosing anything that may prevent them from volunteering in such a way. In addition two character references are obtained for each volunteer.

Our volunteers are issued with IDs and are given basic online training.

Are you in a time of need due to the coronavirus? Do you have to be isolated at home? Our volunteers could help with such things as doing your shopping, sending your post, picking up your prescription or even just have a chat from a safe distance. If you require help please let us know by clicking on the button below.

Are you in a position to help others in our community at this time? Would you like to volunteer for us? Please click on the button below to obtain a volunteer form and instructions on how to apply.

I am in isolation and require help I would like to volunteer

 

What makes a good neighbour

By Mollie Millest


A good neighbour is….

Jesus said to his disciples, “Love your neighbour as yourselves.” We are his disciples too. How to go about it? A rule or two? (In no particular order.)

1. You have your own interests but remember that the interests of others are just as important.

2. As far as you are able try to see things from other people’s point of view.

3. Don’t say, “Never mind – it could be WORSE.” For some of them it is!

4. Please remember, you don’t know it all!

5. Be cheerful with people who need a laugh.

6. Shed tears with those who are sad.

7. Never try to hog the limelight!

8. Is there anything they need that I can get?

9. Be a really good LISTENER.

10. Pray for everybody concerned because God knows everything about it, and YOU DON’T!

The Salvation Army

A Christian organisation you can trust


 

The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church, although distinctive in government and practice. The Salvation Army’s doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasise God’s saving purposes. Its objects are ‘the advancement of the Christian religion… of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole.’
 
 The movement, founded in 1865 by William Booth, has spread from London, England, to many parts of the world.

For more information visit: www.salvationarmy.org