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Home-Visit Volunteer to help Families and Babies in Southern Berkshire County

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ORGANIZATION: It Takes a Village

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Many families face isolation - both physical and emotional - after the arrival of a baby. People say "It Takes a Village" to raise a family, but sometimes that Village is hard to fine. Families in rural communities may feel even more alone, which is why our Home Visit Program is so important. Any family in one of our 29 "Hilltowns" with a baby under the age of one year is eligible for a Home Visit Volunteer.

Home Visit Volunteers support families by:
  • Visiting the family for two hours, once a week, for up to 12 weeks
  • Helping with household tasks like dishes, laundry, and meal prep
  • Holding the baby so the parent can take a break (or a nap!)
  • Playing with older children who need a little extra attention
  • Accompanying the parents to appointments or errands and help with the child(ren)
  • Providing companionship and a friendly face
  • Helping parents access other local resources (with the help of It Takes a Village staff)

Home Visit Volunteers are members of the community -- you do NOT have to have a background in childcare or social work to be a great volunteer. We ask that volunteers are flexible, caring, communicate well, and have a passion for supporting families. We also ask that volunteers have access to reliable transportation and are over 18.

Ready to get started?

If you want to get involved with It Takes a Village and make a difference for a family today, please fill out our application-https://bit.ly/3gB41sw

We will contact you to set up an interview.

You can learn more about It Takes a Village and all our other programs at www.hilltownvillage.org. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HilltownVillage/


"The Home-Visit Program was a game changer for me and my family. No, really. It was. Things were in chaos and on a downward trajectory. Having our volunteer with us each week is helping everything to fall into place. My only regret is that I waited so long. Thank you."

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About It Takes a Village

Location:

PO Box 146, Cummington, MA 01026, US

Mission Statement

It Takes a Village is a nonprofit organization offering free postpartum support to families with infants and young children living in Western Massachusetts. Our mission is to increase practical and emotional support and decrease social isolation, all while engaging the community to understand their responsibility in welcoming the newest members of their Village. On the road through parenthood, the Village is here for you.

Description

They say "It Takes a Village" to raise a family, but what does that Village look like?

All families deserve support from their community. That is why we provide practical and emotional support including:

  • Weekly home visits for families with infants
  • Postpartum Resource Kits
  • Parent Support Groups and classes
  • The 'Village Closet’ - a donation and distribution center full of free maternity, infant, and children's clothing and gear
  • Lending Library of a variety of books on parenting topics
  • Referrals to local organizations and agencies

To date we have supported over 1200 families and distributed over $150,000 worth of baby clothing and gear. Our services are available to ALL families for free, regardless of income or circumstance.

Learn more at http://www.hilltownvillage.org

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Women
Children & Youth, Community, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Great Barrington, MA 01230

(42.1931,-73.3623)
 

SKILLS

  • Transportation
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Child Care
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 Hours per week for 12 weeks
  • Access to reliable transportation; dependability; good with children

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