Benefits of Membership
All services are provided by volunteers who have completed a NNN orientation and vetting via a background check. In addition, all drivers have completed a motor vehicle record check. Our services are based on the availability of our volunteers. These are some of the services our volunteers will do without charge.
Transportation to medical appointments, shopping trips, religious services, hair salon/barber visits, the airport and community events within the Capital District.
Errands: Shopping for the Village member, picking up prescriptions, library books, groceries, etc.
Indoor Light Chores: Changing light bulbs, smoke detector batteries, watering plants, limited food preparation, shower curtain hanging, decluttering, help with mail, phone calls and paperwork. House sitting tasks of collecting mail or newspapers, pet care. We can provide up to 2 hours of gardening assistance. For routine lawn care or larger scale projects (such as snow plowing) we can help you find a reputable contractor.
Technical Support: assistance with electronic gadgets (clocks, TV remotes, cell phones); help with simple computer problems or internet use.
Personal Contacts & Friendly Visits: social visits, telephone chats, accompanying members to social activities, going for a walk, visiting with Village member while caregiver runs errands.
We are a newly developing Village with the potential for many options as to the fun events that we can offer as we build our membership and volunteer corps. Most importantly though, we want the social events to come from the interests of our membership. We encourage you to get involved by letting us know your interests and helping us to create programs that match those interests. Some examples could be:
Ongoing Group Activities:
Monthly Book Group, Story Telling Group, Stock Market, Games, Crafts, etc.
Health/Fitness (Walking, Cycling, Yoga, Exercise)
Seminars (History, Travel, Wellness, Technology, Current Events)
Day Trips (Museums; Art Galleries, Historical Places of Interest, etc.)
Dining Together:(Lunch/dinner, coffees, potlucks/picnics, etc.)
Events in Community (Movies, Theatre, Concerts, Sporting Events)
Members will have available to them an Information and Assistance Directory of area vendors for services requiring a licensed or skilled trades person.
These vendors were recommended by members of our community. We have not vetted these vendors or received any consideration for listing them. We will give you several names and let you select the best vendor for the work that you want done.