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Help an Older Adult Shovel Snow

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Village in the Ville

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Volunteer with Village in the Ville this winter season to help an aging adult in the Clintonville, Beechwold, and University District neighborhood shovel their sidewalk, driveway, and stairs.

By shoveling their sidewalks, driveways, and steps, you're helping to ensure that our older neighbors will have safe access to our community. Ensuring safe accessibility to our community is fundamental for ensuring that our older neighbors can age in place - that is, in their home and in our community - for as long as possible. So, please don't underestimate the value of providing a service that's as simple as shoveling some snow.

Once you sign up to shovel snow, you'll be matched with an older adult from the Clintonville, Beechwold, or University District area. (We try out best to match our volunteers with an older adult that lives close to them.) Once matched, we ask that our volunteers reach out to their matches whenever it snows (more than two inches) to see if and when they might need their driveway, sidewalk, and stairs shoveled.

If you're someone who enjoys the winter weather and helping to make a difference in your community, this opportunity is for you! Not only will you get the satisfaction of making a difference by ensuring an older adult has safe accessibility to our community, but the satisfaction of friendship as well. That's because you'll have the opportunity to really get to know your match, as you help them for the rest of the winter season!

If you have any questions, please contact William Jones-Kline at 614-390-4827 or william.jones-kline@clintonvillecrc.org. He'd be happy to answer any outstanding questions you might have!

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About Village in the Ville


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.


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.



We'll work with your schedule.


3222 North High St.Columbus, OH 43202



  • People Skills


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 12
  • 1 to 2 hours

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