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Membership Benefits

We offer several kinds of assistance – the kinds of help a neighbor might offer -  to seniors who live in New Salem, Leverett, Shutesbury and Wendell.  These services are provided by volunteers who have been interviewed and oriented, and who have undergone a background check.  They are a great group, and you’ll enjoy getting to know them!


Services are generally provided Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM, and a member may have up to three services a week.  Your annual membership fee covers it all.


Transportation 
– We will take provide rides to medical, dental, veterinary, physical therapy or hair dresser appointments, for example, or errands, shopping and social and cultural events. 


Light Home Maintenance
 – This includes small handyman services such as changing screens, storing and retrieving air conditioners, changing light bulbs, organizing summer/winter clothing or deck furniture and changing smoke detector batteries. 


Selected Technical Support
 – Having trouble understanding your TV remote or your new printer?  Need a refresher on how to use a web browser?  We’ll help with these and other modest technical or IT questions.


General Support
 – We provide social visits to seniors who can’t leave home.  And we’ll help with your mail or organizing your paperwork and run a quick errand if you can’t get out. 


Joining

We're delighted that you are interested in Village Neighbors.  If you're thinking of becoming a member, here are a few things you should know:

A Village Neighbors member is at least 60 years old and from one of the participating towns of Leverett, New Salem, Shutesbury, or Wendell.  Each member is encouraged to volunteer, as they are able, to promote their active engagement in their community. Each member defines what they need to help them stay in their home.  We invite you into a village community that supports each member as a helpful neighbor or family might do. Village member/volunteers typically discover new relationships and a sense of purpose in their community involvement.

 

There is an annual fee of $75 for an individual membership, which means we will serve that one person.  There is an annual fee of $125 for a household, which means we will serve any senior who lives in that home.  If the fee is a hardship, we will waive it.  

 

To become a member:

Call 413 345-6894 or email membership@villageneighbors.org 

We will contact you shortly to schedule an interview.