Minor Home Repairs

Volunteers assist clients with basic home repairs that improve their safety, security and comfort.

Services may include

  • Minor wall repairs
  • Replacing light bulbs
  • Replacing bolts/screws
  • Fixing minor leaks
  • Fixing weather stripping
  • Replacing toilet seats
  • Adjusting or replacing curtain rods
  • Fixing any closing mechanisms like door knobs, closet knobs, drawer handles
  • Fixing shelves


Not included

  • Work that would require a professional tradesperson
  • Any task that a volunteer deems unsafe


Please Note

  • This service is provided by volunteers or individuals under contract with Columbia Valley Better At Home and is contingent upon their availability.
  • An assessment of the requested task may be required.
  • Clients must provide equipment, tools and supplies.

Fee Structure

 Fee Category Single Income
Clients living alone
Household Income
Clients not living alone
Charge to Client
 A Below $17,350  Below $26,450  $0 (100% subsidy)
 B  $17,351 – $24,500  $26,451 – $37,100  $7.50 (70% subsidy)
 C  $24,501 – $38,400  $37,101 – $72,000  $17.50 (30% subsidy)
 D  Over $38,400  Over $72,000  $25 (no subsidy)


  • Rates are per hour.
  • A 1 hour block is available at the subsidized rate each week.
  • Clients are able to purchase additional hours at full price, depending on availability.
  • There is a 24 hour minimum cancellation policy for services. Clients may be charged $5 if they cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice.