Celebrating National Volunteer Appreciation Month at NNV!

Stephanie Chong

Volunteers are the heart of our Village. Every day, Village volunteers are providing our members with the support and confidence to live well in our community. None of our work would be possible without the dedicated work of our 150 caring volunteers who help our members:

  • Get Around – For many seniors in our community, transportation can be a barrier to accessing basic needs like groceries and medical care, and can increase the risk for social isolation. Each year, NNV volunteers provide over 1,000 rides so our members can see receive timely medical care, get groceries, visit with friends, and attend places of worship.
  • Household Support – There’s an app for that, but do you know how to use it? NNV tech volunteers are here to help! Need a ladder to change a lightbulb? An NNV volunteer can do that for you. Volunteers help with a variety of household tasks, from watering plants while you’re away to moving trash cans to the curb while you recover from an illness.
  • Stay Engaged –Volunteers are helping to combat social isolation one service at a time. Each and every volunteer service is an opportunity to engage with your neighbor.  Our volunteers genuinely get to know our members and care about their wellbeing. In fact, our volunteers find great satisfaction in the friendships they make through the Village.

NNV volunteers help in so many ways. On behalf of the NNV board and staff, I extend our sincerest thanks to all of our volunteers for building a caring community where older adults can thrive.  You are the heart of NNV!

Please join us in thanking a volunteer:

  • Send a message of thanks to the NNV office – we will make sure it gets to your favorite volunteer!
  • Recommend a volunteer for the NNV Volunteer of the Year Award. The awardee is announced at our Holiday Party in December but we take nominations any time!
  • Make a donation in honor of a special volunteer

Messages and nominations can be sent to info@nnvdc.org or by calling 202-935-6060.

There’s no time like the present to become an NNV volunteer.  Enjoy the personal reward of helping others in your community. Visit our website to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

P.S. Read what one NNV member has to say about her volunteer Phone Buddy:

“I look forward to my volunteer’s regular phone calls when we talk about everything.  But she goes way beyond phone calls. She has helped in a number of practical ways, like picking up prescriptions and important items I need. We have become friends.”

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