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Village Neighbors

Helping residents over age 60 in Shutesbury, Leverett, Wendell, and New Salem
stay connected and age independently at home.

413-345-6894, PO Box 501, Shutesbury, MA 01072

Welcome to the Village Neighbors Website
Village Neighbors is a volunteer run non-profit organization.
Free membership comes with simple services, transportation, classes and activities.
Contact or call 413-345-6894 ext.2 to learn more.

Franks McGinn
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

With 1/3 of our four towns’ populations now over age 60, all VN members are encouraged to actively create ways to support each other and volunteer. As we grow, we will need more VOLUNTEERS of all ages, so please consider becoming a part of the Village Neighbors Team. You can choose to provide direct services or work behind the scenes.
Contact or visit our next Volunteer Orientation.

Village Neighbors Volunteer Orientation
Thursday, June 27, 6:30 PM

This will be hybrid meeting at the Wendell Senior Center and on Zoom.
Call 413 345 6894 ext.3 or email

to receive a Zoom link and additional information.
(If you feel that you want an in person orientation, contact us at

Free Member Services

Members can access the free services listed below by contacting or call 413-345-6894 ext.1

Member Well Being
Volunteers visit members at their homes to provide companionship and connection to community.


Check in call


Friendly visit

Going for walks

Information organization and


Post hospital check-in

Reading to member

Respite for Care Givers

Technical Support
Volunteers give technical support for electronic devices and simple computer problems.


Electronics / TV



Phone / tablet
Accessing internet


Helping Hands
Volunteers assist members with occasional household tasks, yard work or minor repairs.


Easy fixits

Grocery deliveries

Help in garden

Household tasks

Meal prep

Move furniture

Organize household items

Pet care

Plant care

Seasonal tasks
Service smoke alarm

Snow shovel path

Wood stacking

Volunteers provide transportation to appointments, visits with friends, social and cultural events, grocery or other shopping trips.


Medical ride

Long distance ride

Ride for errands

Ride for shopping

Ride for social event

Third party ride