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ORGANIZATION: BETHESDA METRO AREA VILLAGE

  • 6 people are interested

Bethesda Metro Area Village is seeking volunteers to become occasional service providers for our members - senior citizens in the downtown Bethesda and surrounding areas.

Volunteers can choose to help as a driver (driving seniors to or from doctor's appointments, etc), with friendly check-ins (phone calls and/or visits), absent owner services (such as watering plants or picking up packages) or to do light home repair tasks (such as lifting boxes, fixing door hinges, hanging drapes, etc), limited snow removal, or provide limited technical assistance for computers and other devices.

Volunteer service providers can be any age (over 18), and do not have to be members of BMAV themselves. You choose which service requests you would like to accept - there is no requirement to take any minimum number of requests and you do what is convenient for you. Most requests are on weekdays but there is great flexibility in dates.

Volunteers fill out an application and go through a background check and a short training. Requests and communication is through email.


Volunteering is a wonderful way to contribute to your community. If you would like to help seniors to age in place in their homes and increase connection with their community, we would love to have you. For more information, or to begin the process, check out www.bmavillage.org/volunteer and then contact us at director@bmavillage.org or 240-630-2628.

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About BETHESDA METRO AREA VILLAGE

Location:

PO BOX 30525, BETHESDA, MD 20824, US

Mission Statement

To build an engaged, caring community of members who want to remain in their homes as they age. To provide members with opportunities to make and strengthen social connections, explore educational and cultural activities, and engage in shared interests with friends. To provide volunteers who perform services that help members remain in their homes with dignity.

Description

Bethesda Metro Area Village is a small grassroots neighborhood organization that matches volunteers with seniors aging in place at home.

Volunteers can also choose to help as a driver (driving seniors to or from doctor's appointments, etc) , absent owner services (such as watering plants or picking up packages) or to do light home repair tasks (such as lifting boxes, fixing door hinges, hanging drapes, etc), limited snow removal, or provide limited technical assistance for computers and other devices.

Volunteer service providers can be any age (over 18), and do not have to be members of BMAV themselves. You choose which service requests you would like to accept - there is no requirement to take any minimum number of requests and you do what is convenient for you. Most requests are on weekdays but there is great flexibility in dates.

An application and background check is required and training is provided.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Seniors
Community, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

PO Box 30525Bethesda, MD 20814

(39.00389,-77.10537)
 

SKILLS

  • Home Repair
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Time varies depending on your schedule. Requests are occasional, an hour here or there

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