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ORGANIZATION: Arlington Neighborhood Village

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Help a neighbor get to the doctor

Be a volunteer driver and help Arlington seniors get where they need to go - while you make a friendly connection and get to know a neighbor!

Arlington Neighborhood Village (ANV) helps seniors continue living in their own homes as they age-safely, independently, and with an enhanced quality of life. Right now, ANV has a pressing need for drivers-our members need transportation to medical appointments, physical therapy, the grocery store, and more. Some of our volunteer drivers are now returning to work schedules with less flexibility during the day to volunteer with us. Our expansion to help at-risk and in-need Arlington seniors, including delivering groceries each week, is also putting pressure on our system.

The loss of freedom for seniors who can no longer drive is more than a hassle-it’s frustrating, sad, and isolating. ANV’s volunteer drivers give seniors the gift of a ride-and connection. They provide a friendly interaction to someone who could really use it.

ANV primarily needs drivers with availability weekdays during business hours. Drivers must be 21 and pass a background and driving record check. Training and support are provided. Learn more about volunteering with ANV at https://anvarlington.org/volunteer/

"I have been a grateful member of ANV for many years. Shortly after I joined, I fell and broke my ankle and could not drive. ANV provided rides to physical therapy several days a week for about a month....they again came to my rescue during the pandemic when I developed problems involving my heart, lungs, and liver. I was provided with rides to medical appointments, sometimes two and three times each week. At a time when I felt alone and stressed, it was truly comforting to have the company of an ANV friend (volunteer)..." --Virginia

"I have been volunteering with ANV for more than five years...I know that I’ve received more than I’ve given."

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About Arlington Neighborhood Village

Location:

2666 Military Road, ARLINGTON, VA 22207, US

Mission Statement

Arlington Neighborhood Village enables members to continue living in their own homes and community as they age--safely, independently, and with an enhanced quality of life--by providing access to support services, transportation, and social programs.

Description

Arlington Neighborhood Village's volunteers provide transportation, support services, and social/educational opportunities. Residents of Arlington, VA who are 55 and older are eligible to become members. Adult volunteers of all ages are welcome.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Seniors
Community, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2666 Military RoadArlington, VA 22207

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies-it's up to the volunteer
  • A safe driving record, automobile liability insurance, a clean, safe car; background check.

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