Help Your Neighbors by Volunteering with ANV
Volunteers are essential to making our county-wide village work, and we welcome adult volunteers of all ages. We will work with you to match our members’ needs to your preferences, schedules, and skills – providing transportation, running errands, assisting with light home repairs, technology, and more. As a volunteer, you’ll receive training to provide services for Arlington Neighborhood Village members.
You can also lend your expertise behind the scenes! ANV needs volunteers to help on all the tasks that make an organization run smoothly—from practical, daily tasks like finance and IT to strategic efforts like fundraising and long-range planning. If you have career experience you’d like to contribute, or an area you’d like to learn more about, we’ll work with you to find a way to apply your skills and interest.
ANV needs volunteers to:
If in-person engagement with our members isn’t right for you at this time, you can lend your expertise behind the scenes to help with marketing, fundraising, office support, planning events and programs for members, and more!
How Volunteering with ANV Works:
We look forward to working with you to accomplish our mission of enabling Arlington seniors to remain in their homes and communities as they age.
- 200+ trained, vetted, active volunteers
- Drove 30,064 miles in 2021
- Donated 8,611 hours in 2021
- Fulfilled 2,679 service requests
- 97% service fulfillment rate
We are thrilled and honored to announce that Arlington Neighborhood Village volunteers have won the Arlington Cares Distinguished County Service Award!This award is given annually to “an individual or group who, through volunteerism, have shown outstanding commitment and care to the citizens of Arlington.” Volunteers Bob and Mary Stump will represent us […]
When ANV volunteer Laura Stout signed up for a grocery run request, she didn’t know it would be the start of a deep friendship. Looking back now, Laura says, “I feel so lucky to have seen that email.” Laura Stout joined ANV as a volunteer in January of 2020 after hearing Wendy speak at the […]
Last year, ANV member Rada fell in front of her apartment building while carrying groceries. It was a painful, unexpected fall but luckily, a young man asked if she needed help, gathered her groceries, and helped her inside. The next morning, sore but ok, Rada found a note on from Ezra Shapiro saying he was […]
As an ANV volunteer you’ll not only contribute to the well-being of our members, you’ll enhance your own life through:
- Effecting positive change in the lives of your neighbors
- Meeting new people and widening your circle of friends and acquaintances
- Developing and strengthening connections to your community
- Increasing your knowledge of your community and its resources
- Learning new skills and developing new interests
Thank you for volunteering with
Arlington Neighborhood Village!
Hear From Our Volunteers
“As an office volunteer, it’s so rewarding when I contact a volunteer who can fulfill a member request, and when I hear back from a member that he/she is delighted with the service provided. Best matchmaking ever!”
“I volunteer because I have a 90-year old grandmother who lives alone and would greatly benefit from a village in her area. We should do what we can where we are.”
“As an office volunteer, I speak frequently with ANV members to find out how their service events went. I love hearing them talk about how good the experience was and how the services have helped them in their lives. Many of them tell me about personal connections that they make with the direct service volunteers, frequently pointing out that this is true even when there is a great age difference.”