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Seeking Green Thumbs: Help an Older Adult with Yardwork

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ORGANIZATION: Village in the Ville

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested

Volunteer with Village in the Ville to help older adults in the Clintonville, Beechwold, and University Districts with their yardwork.

Village in the Ville offers yard and lawn care services to older adults in our community so that they can continue to age-in-place - that is, in their home and our community - for as long as possible. We do this by connecting older adults in need of yard help to in-the-know volunteers, like you, who can help them maintain their yard and lawn. So, if you're someone who enjoys gardening, planting flowers, and the spending time outdoors, all while helping to make a difference in your community, then this volunteer opportunity is for you!

By sharing your green thumb, you're helping to ensure that our aging neighbors can continue to age in their homes and our community for as long as possible. Not only will you get the satisfaction of knowing you made this difference, you'll also get the satisfaction of friendship, as you'll have the opportunity to get to know those who you're helping!

Volunteers may sign up individually or as a small group. Once volunteers sign up, an email with the address of an older adult that needs lawn or yard care and an outline of tasks will be sent. Tasks may include weeding, raking, moving patio furniture or other large items, clearing yard waste, and other similar tasks. Timing is flexible, but volunteers should plan to set aside 2-3 hours for volunteering. Prior to the volunteer date, Village staff will make sure all tools and necessary yard waste bags are at the older adult's home.

If you have any questions, please contact William Jones-Kline at or (614) 390-4827. You can also visit our website at to learn more about our Village!

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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.


Community, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


3222 North High St.Columbus, OH 43202



  • Landscaping
  • Gardening
  • People Skills


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 12
  • 2-3

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