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why volunteering

Volunteerism is a cornerstone of the Village model, drawing upon the untapped capacity of people in our communities to support each other.
Our Village has a “volunteer-first” policy, finding a qualified volunteer to fulfill a request before referring members to a commercial vendor.
Ashby Village volunteers include members, their children, college students, empty nesters, retirees, and many others from the community.

Some of the benefits volunteers experience include:
- Staying active – physically, mentally and socially
- Connecting with others, and feeling part of community
- Putting talents, skills and capacities to good use
- Paying it forward – knowing that someday each of us will also need support

application process:

- Complete the Volunteer Application
- Provide two personal references (not family members)
- Participate in a 20-30 minute in-person interview with our volunteers placement coordinators
- Provide identification for a criminal background check and a DMV records check (if driving)
- Participate in a half-day Volunteer Orientation and Training, which is generally offered quarterly 
- Sign our Volunteer Code of Ethics

WAYS YOU CAN HELP:

Supporting members with daily living needs: 
- Providing transportation to medical appointments
- Helping with minor household repair
- Computer support
- Garden
- Pet Care
- Friendly visitor

Supporting the organization
- Outreach and Events
- Communication and Marketing
- Fundraising
- Graphic Design
- Managing Projects
- Administrative Support

Volunteer to Volunteer (V2V) Program:

Groups of volunteers working together in several ways:
- Village Hearts N' Hands: doing projects together at member homes, e.g., gardening, organizing, repairs, painting, etc.
- Volunteer B' Cause: assisting local non-profit organizations who need help with specific projects  
- Play-It-Forward: fun activities that offer a chance to get to know other volunteers while having a good time.
Download the PDF flyer of the Volunteer Program

Check out video of our day of fun: Dragon Max boat racing!   



Ashby Village PLAY-iT-FORWARD Volunteer Event from Michael Dayao



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