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The Benefits of Volunteering with the Village

Volunteers are the heart of our Village. Join with your neighbors to give a ride, share stories, grocery shop, take a walk, share a special skill, attend lectures, and have fun!

Services are provided through a cadre of volunteers, managed by our Assistant Director, Jonas Frumkin. Volunteers can help once in a while or on a regular basis in a wide array of areas. We welcome your willingness to join in our volunteer efforts and want to work with you to find a role in our community. The full list of volunteer options can be found on our volunteer interest form below. After filling out the form we will follow up with you on how best to get you involved with the Village.

Volunteer Activities:

Foggy Bottom West End Village assists members with transportation for medical and other appointments; computer/technical support; grocery shopping; friendly visits; run errands, prepare meals, household tasks; and help when unexpected needs arise. Some volunteers have special skills and help with tasks like minor carpentry, providing tech support on various devices, or helping with fundraising. In addition, the Village has volunteers who help the Village with administrative and office support, or by joining one of our essential committees.

A Rewarding Opportunity:

Our goal is to ensure that volunteering itself is a rewarding and satisfying experience. We regularly hear from volunteers that they get more out of their experience helping someone than they put into it.  As in most villages, many of our members also choose to serve as volunteers. Volunteering provides opportunities for new friendships to develop among volunteers and members as they share experiences and discover mutual interests.

A volunteer’s interests and abilities are matched with member needs. Volunteers are asked to sign up for tasks according to their skills and time availability. Volunteers are screened, trained and well informed about the village’s relevant policies and procedures.  Feedback from volunteers is always welcome.

 

ONLINE VOLUNTEER INTEREST FORM

If you'd prefer a printed copy of our interest form please call the office, 202-333-1327. If you have any questions about the form please email Jonas, jfrumkin@fbwevillage.org