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!
The Foggy Bottom West End Village launched in October, 2013 as a “Volunteer First” organization. Services are provided through a cadre of volunteers, directed by our full-time Executive Director. We welcome your willingness to join in our volunteer efforts.
Foggy Bottom West End Village assists members with transportation for medical and other appointments; computer/technical support; grocery shopping; friendly visits; household tasks; and help when unexpected needs arise. Some volunteers have special skills, such as helping members sort through their collections, providing assistance with paperwork, and understanding health benefits. In addition, the Village has volunteers who help the Village with administrative and office support.
To learn more, read the Village Volunteer Handbook.
A Rewarding Opportunity
Our goal is to ensure that volunteering itself is a rewarding and satisfying experience. As in most villages, many of our members also choose to serve as volunteers. The volunteer initiative provides opportunities for new friendships to develop among volunteers and members as they share experiences and discover mutual interests.
Volunteer service at Foggy Bottom West End Village should not become a burden. 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 trained and well informed about the necessary policies and procedures.