WHAT IS GATHER MY CREW
We all face times of crisis.
Illness, an accident, a premature baby, a dying parent or a flood or fire can turn life upside down and make it impossible to manage all the daily tasks that allow normal life to go on.
Gather My Crew is a way to get the help you need when going through tough times.
The online rostering tool allows you to ‘Gather’ (or ask for) the practical help you need from your ‘Crew Members’ (friends, family, neighbours and colleagues) and lets your ‘Crew’ to decide when and how they will help.
Gather My Crew is free and easy to use.
Choose the tasks you need help with
Invite your friends
Invite your personal network to lend a hand
Your friends accept the tasks they can help with
GETTING THE PRACTICAL HELP YOU NEED
Gather My Crew works by directly linking people in need to their own network of ‘helpers’ in an easy and coordinated way through an online tool. This tool pivots around a list of ‘needs’. This list identifies a range of practical tasks that are part of daily living.
COORDINATING HELP FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Once a Gatherer has used the list to identify their needs, they then invite their ‘Crew’ to choose which tasks they wish to help with. These tasks are recorded and coordinated through a central calendar that is monitored by the Gatherer.
Gather My Crew can be used to coordinate a team of helpers to assist with things like:
Every Monday, Kate will
Make school lunchboxes
Today, Tom will
Transport kids to school
Task not yet accepted
Every Wednesday, Angela will
Walk the dog
Every Wednesday, Sally will
Today, Nickolas will
“I am a sole parent to two young boys and I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September last year. I have been receiving chemotherapy which has involved side effects that have been difficult to manage. I have found Gather My Crew to be a great help over these past months and I am continuing to use it for meal and housework help. I now have tasks scheduled up until my radiation therapy treatment is due to finish. Thank you for creating a tool that helps others provide real help in a time of need”.
Karen. Gatherer. Brisbane
Enabling normal life to go on
Experiencing a crisis can be overwhelming.
Gather My Crew makes it possible for normal life to go on, even when crisis strikes.
You can use Gather My Crew to coordinate a team of helpers to assist around the home, with medical appointments, with daily chores, with young children, with transport or to arrange an outing.
Watch Dr Susan Palmer, psychologist and founder of Gather My Crew, introduce the initiative in this video.