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Village in the Ville

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Life doesn't stop when you're older! Though many of our members no longer drive themselves, they still have places they need to go. You can help the aging-populations of Clintonville, Beechwold, and the University District get to the places they need to go by lending them a ride!

This could include rides to medical appointments, the grocery store, and the like. Trips usually take 1-3 hours. Though, you don't have to stay for the whole time. You can always drop off and pick up, running your own errands in the meantime!

To be a volunteer driver, all you need is:

  • A Valid Driver's License
  • Proof of Driver's Insurance
  • To Be at Least 25 Years Old
And if anything happens, we've got you covered. You'll be protected under our insurance plan. You'll also be reimbursed $0.56 for every mile you drive. Or, if you'd prefer, we have our own vehicles that you could use!

We also value your safety and comfort, so if you don't feel comfortable driving our members, we have other volunteer opportunities available. If you are comfortable, we ask that you wear a mask and social distance whenever possible during your service. This is something we also ask of our members.

When you volunteer with Village in the Ville, you're not just giving a ride, you're joining a community. This is an opportunity to meet new people and build lasting relationships. For our long-term drivers, volunteering isn't just a way to provide a service, it's also a way to catch up and hang out with their friends! We'd love to welcome you to our community!

If you have any questions, please contact William Jones-Kline at william.jones-kline@clintonvillecrc.org or (614) 390-4827.

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About Village in the Ville

Location:

3222 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43202, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to cultivate a community rooted in connectedness that celebrates diversity and promotes reciprocal volunteer assistance among older adults.

Description

Although we are a program of the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center, we are a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Our story;

A small group of friends noticed the need to support aging folks in Clintonville. They founded Village in the Ville in 2015 after learning about Villages, which are communities that help older folks overcome the challenges of aging.

Our organization has grown to about 100 members and 70 active volunteers. We have helped dozens of our members stay in their homes, rather than moving into nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

We provide services for our members that become harder with age. Our opportunities include, but are not limited to, helping members with; yard care, grocery shopping, transportation to their doctors' appointments, home repair, meal preparation, technology assistance, and snow removal during the winter.

Weekly, we hold events for Village members. Recently, events have included visiting parks, museums, restaurants, pumpkin patches, and shops (in masks, with social distancing). Also, we frequently offer virtual yoga, tai chi, computer proficiency, and art classes, along with regular virtual book club meetings and coffee hours. Frequently, we invite experts to speak to members about various topics, like social justice and health.

Community
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3222 North High St.Columbus, OH 43202

(40.02787,-83.01419)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 25
  • 1 to 3 Hrs

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