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Welcome to Village Neighbors
Village Neighbors is a volunteer run non-profit organization dedicated to helping adults over age 60 in
Leverett, New Salem, Shutesbury and Wendell
We provide FREE simple services, transportation, classes and activities to our members.

THANKS to our first year members, whose generosity allowed us to launch Village Neighbors, we are now able to offer MEMBERSHIP for FREE

To learn more contact
membership@villageneighbors.org

or call
413-345-6894

 


      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 to members such as transportation or friendly visits, or work behind the scenes to help the organization run smoothly. We will be happy to match your skills and interests to one of our Committees.

Contact volunteers@villageneighbors.org or come to our next

 

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

Wednesday, March 4th, 6:30 pm

Shutesbury Town Hall

 

At the orientation you will fill out an application, learn about the organization, and find out about the wide range of volunteer activities that you can choose from. 

Since opening over a year ago, we have provided over 230 service visits to members, as well as several educational and social events.

Please bring your ID, SS#, and contact info for 2 character references, and - if you choose to offer rides to members - bring your driver's license and a copy of the Coverage Selections page of you auto insurance.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend 

volunteers@villageneighbors.org

Let us know if you would like to connect with other members and volunteers around a shared interest!


ATTENTION MEMBERS: Although there is no longer a fee to be a member, we ask all members to renew annually, so we can keep track of who our members are and their needs. You will receive a Renewal Letter in April, please fill it out and return. We hope you will consider a donation to Village Neighbors at this time, so we can continue and expand our work. Thank You For All Your Support.

 

GOING FORWARD, we will be seeking funding through donations from members, volunteers and community groups, grants and other fundraising activities. Watch for further information. Thanks to everyone who have given their generous support in 2019! We look forward to serving you in 2020 and many years ahead as we all work together to CREATE COMMUNITY.

 

To DONATE to Village Neighbors, please mail checks to

Village Neighbors PO Box 501, Shutesbury, MA 01072

Or Donate on-line here Donate to Village Neighbors




Member Well Being
Volunteers can visit members at their homes to provide companionship, and a connection to their community 

Free Services:

Check in call

Errands

Friendly visit

Going for walks

Information organization and

referrals

Post hospital help

Reading to member

Respite for Care Givers


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

Free Services:

Electronics / TV

Mac

PC

Phone / tablet

Helping Hands
Volunteers will provide members assistance with occasional household tasks or yard work and minor repairs.

Free Services:

Change smoke alarm

batteries

Easy fixits

Grocery deliveries

Help in garden

Household tasks

Meal prep

Move furniture

Organize household items

Pet care

Plant care

Seasonal tasks

Snow shovel path

Wood stacking


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

Free Services:

Medical ride

Long distance ride

Ride for errands

Ride for shopping

Ride for social event

Third party ride