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Adopt-A-Neighbor

To Get Help

Our Adopt-A-Neighbor program offers snow shoveling for City residents who are physically unable to do so and cannot afford to hire someone.If you need assistance, you must register and fill out an assistance application and read the guidelines in advance. Once the application is received, letters are sent to your neighbors asking interested volunteers to contact Neighborhood Services. Our goal is to match each neighbor with the same volunteer for the entire winter season. We cannot guarantee we will find a volunteer, and residents are still responsible for proper snow shoveling.

To Volunteer to Help

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out a volunteer application and read the volunteer guidelines. By volunteering, we expect you will "adopt the neighbor" and help with shoveling for the entire winter season. Volunteers are required to shovel within 24 hours of a snowfall and only shovel the sidewalk and walk leading up to the front door. If they so choose, volunteers can also shovel the driveway. If on occasion, a volunteer is unable to shovel, we ask the volunteer please attempt to find a replacement or contact our office. If you need a snow shovel, volunteers can check them out from Neighborhood Services. Simply contact us.

This service is not available for immediate or same day assistance. Residents must register in advance and we will try to find a volunteer. If you need more info, please contact Neighborhood Services.

Application Instructions

Read the appropriate guidelines in advance, and complete the appropriate online form. We will attempt to accommodate this request if possible but cannot guarantee it.

Assistance Application - Complete if you need assistance.
Volunteer Application
- Complete if you would like to volunteer.

If you would like a hardcopy of any application, please contact us.