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Volunteer Opportunities in Village Direct Service to Members



The Member Plus type allows for direct service to members in a variety of practical ways that help them continue to stay in their homes and participate in their communities. Here are some examples. Please let us know those that you may be interested in providing by emailing us atinfo@villagewithoutwalls.org.


Transportation to and from:
  • Medical appointments
  • Friends’ homes
  • Library
  • Grocery store and markets
  • Social and cultural events
  • Hair salon, barber
  • Meetings, clubs, classes
  • Houses of worship
  • Bus & train stations
Personal Assistance
  • Organizing bills
  • Keeping a calendar, reminders
  • Organizing important paperwork so it easy to find
  • Pick up prescriptions
  • Mail packages
  • Dog walking or temporary pet care
  • Understand, complete forms
  • Medical escort: take notes at appointments for later review
In-Home Assistance
  • Minor repairs / projects
  • Light sewing / mending
  • Change light bulbs
  • Change fire alarm or CO2 alarm batteries
  • Take out trash containers
  • Light housekeeping
Technology Assistance
  • Instruction on how to use basic electronic devices like phone, TV remote, or recorders
  • Help members learn basic skills such as email or how to send/receive photos
  • Install computer upgrades
Convenience Services
  • Wait for delivery or service person
  • Home-check when member is away
  • Short term pet care
  • Stock refrigerator with staples before a member returns
Family or Personal Support?
  • Daily or weekly phone check-in
  • Friendly visiting
  • Read to members
Yard Work
  • Assist with light yard chores
  • Planting, weeding, seasonal cleanup
  • Snow shoveling/leaf raking
Other

Let us know what special talents you have to offer