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Volunteer Benefits

Volunteers help our seniors live independently


Village Neighbors of Chincoteague Volunteer Orientation

When You Volunteer for Village Neighbors you Choose:

  • the days and times when you are available
  • the kinds of service you feel most qualified to do and would most enjoy

 

Help Your Community:

39% of Chincoteague’s population is age 60 or above, yet we no longer receive any senior programming from Accomack County. While local churches, food banks, and organizations do all they can, it is not enough to cover all the needs. Volunteer to help address the gaps in services for our seniors.

Meet Your Neighbors:

Chincoteague is filled with wonderful people you may not have met yet! Get to know your neighbors (not always “next door” anymore, with so many rental houses now) who need a little help to age in place. Share in their history and life experience. Make new friends with members and other volunteers.  Folks in other Villages we’ve talked with say these genuine connections are the biggest reward of volunteering.

Learn:

Village Neighbors volunteers receive some initial training as well as ongoing support. Periodic sessions include guest experts who discuss issues related to aging. Both members and volunteers provide feedback on their experiences, so everyone learns and grows.

Volunteering Feels Good Because It:

  •  generates a feeling of purpose and connection
  •  keeps you physically and mentally active
  •  reduces stress and isolation
  •  creates the “happiness effect” like the feeling you get from a good workout!

 

More:

Volunteer Application

Volunteer Handbook

 

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Village Neighbors is a program of Island Community House a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2019.
757-336-1993 · info@village-neighbors.org


6246 Mumford Street · Chincoteague Island, VA · 23336

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