ANV needs office space, a paid director to manage overall operations, and a database and phone system to handle member service requests throughout the county. In addition, ANV will vet and insure all volunteers and provide an Arlington County 55+ Pass and a subscription to the Washington Consumers’ CHECKBOOK to all members. Villages are most often established as non-profit organizations that depend on a strong member/volunteer organizational base, as well as broad community support. Most villages find that a significant portion of operating expenses can be covered by community sponsors, donors, and grants, with the remainder coming from member dues.
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