If you know of someone in crisis who needs practical support in the short term, there are three things you can do with Gather My Crew to help:
- Tell them about Gather My Crew so they can use the site
- Offer to monitor and administer the site for the person in crisis
- Offer to be a Crew Member (make sure they have your email address).
You can provide support to someone through Gather My Crew only if you have been invited by email to do so.
If you want to administer a Gather My Crew account for someone else, it’s essential that you ask their permission first and ensure they are involved in nominating the help they want. The consent and engagement of the person in need is essential to Gather My Crew working effectively.
Follow these easy steps to use Gather My Crew as a crew member.
To register as a Crew Member, you must use the link in the invitation email the Gatherer sent to you. Invitation emails are tailored to link you directly to the Gatherer’s account.
When you login your home page will display the calendar of requests made by the gatherer. Requests are seen here as red circles on the calendar. You can look through the days of the calendar that have these circles to see where you can help out. The grey circles represent tasks already accepted by other crew members.
You can see the full details of each help request by clicking on a circle. The full details will pop up on the right of your screen. You can accept a task by clicking the ‘accept task’ button at the bottom of this pane.
When you accept a task the circle will turn blue. This allows you to keep track of your commitments. The Gatherer will be notified that you have agreed to help through updates in their own homepage calendar.
You can see a full list of the help requested by clicking on the ‘tasks’ icon. When you click on a task the details will be shown on the right of the screen. You can accept a task by clicking the ‘accept task’ button at the bottom of this pane.
You will receive an email reminder the day before your accepted task is due.