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What is Handy Helper Service?

Handy Helper Service is a year-round program designed to aid seniors and the disabled in finding fee-for service workers to assist with home and yard maintenance and odd jobs. Tasks may include housecleaning, laundry, lawn mowing and other yard work, snow removal or home repairs. If you have an odd job that needs doing, the Resource Council has a list of reliable people willing to assist with these tasks for reasonable fees.

To access the Handy Helper Service, contact the Resource Coordinator who will make contact with the appropriate worker for the job. Workers will then meet with the client to preview the job and arrange a day and time to do the job. Following completion of the task, the worker will complete and have the senior sign an Action Slip. If repeat work is requested, the worker will arrange a day and time with the client and inform the Resource Coordinator.


Examples of Services Offered:


  • mowing lawns and trimmings
  • hedge and tree trimming
  • garden tilling and maintenance
  • planting shrubs and flowers
  • raking grass and leaves
  • eavestrough cleaning
  • snow removal


  • dusting
  • vacuuming
  • dishes
  • sweeping/washing floors
  • cleaning bathrooms
  • washing windows
  • washing walls
  • cleaning cupboards, fridge, etc
  • laundry
  • removing draperies for cleaning

Odd Jobs

  • repair and/or install railings
  • installation of locks on doors
  • weather stripping and caulking
  • minor adjustment of doors
  • repair/replacement of windows
  • painting
  • building fences
  • plumbing

What skills do I need to be a Handy Helper Service Worker?
Handy Helper Service Workers must be polite and considerate and be able to take direction and follow through without supervision. Experience in working with seniors and/or the general public is an asset.

Inexpensive Kitchen Renovation Ideas to Consider
If you are looking to change the appearance of your kitchen but your budget is low, you should consider looking for inexpensive kitchen remodeling ideas. Minor but well though kitchen remodeling jobs have a higher return on their investment according to some research survey by the Remodeling magazine. You should consider working with the most suitable Airdrie kitchen renovation companies to make the small changes that will rejuvenate your house. Below are some of these great ideas.

Changing the Cabinet Facing
You can have the professionals reface your kitchen cabinets to achieve a great new look. You should shop around to get the best deals on the materials to use for the cabinet re-facing job. You can get such important information from the internet and a lot of books that touch on the subject. This will reduce the amount of money you will have to pay to the chosen professional company.

Changing the Look of your Cabinets
Having a tight budget is no excuse to not having the new cabinets that you have dreamed about. You can consider painting them in a different color to make them look new. Your professional renovation expert will advice on the best colors to use an also do a thorough job on your cabinets to make them appear new.

Brighten Your Ceilings and Walls
When painting the cabinets, you can as well apply a new coat of paint on your kitchen ceiling and walls. This is an inexpensive idea that makes a very bold statement about your kitchen. The new paint will make the kitchen more inviting and cleaner. You can also lighten it up by incorporating some new lighting to make it also look warmer.

Updating the Flooring and Countertops
You should consider replacing the current flooring of your kitchen with sleek tiles. You will find just the right type of tiles to fit your budget perfectly, and an expert will help you choose the best tile color and style. You can choose to either replace your kitchen countertops or improve their present appearance. You can also elect to have the costly countertop surfaces for some work areas and fix ceramic or laminate tiles elsewhere.

Renewing Appliances
New appliances are costly but this should not be the end for you on your small budget. You can have all your current kitchen appliances refinished at just a fraction of the cost of new ones. Shiny and bright appliances equal a great kitchen renovation.

Handy Helper Service Policies

Reliable And Efficient Workers Required
As a Handy Helper Service Worker, you are self-employed. However, you represent the Grandview _ District Community Resource Council Inc. Therefore, we require honest, reliable, punctual and efficient workers.

Regular Follow-ups Done
Follow-up calls are conducted with both the client and worker to ensure good service of the program.

Confidentiality and Respect
Anything you see at the client's home or that the client tells you is confidential and is not to go any further than that job. Any concerns regarding the client should be relayed to the Resource Coordinator immediately. Be responsible and respect the client's property and wishes.

Appropriate Dress
Dress neatly and appropriately for the job.

Amount of payment is predetermined by the client and fee-for-service provider.