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Volunteers are the hands and heart of the Providence Village

 

An important part of The Providence Village is volunteerism.  Volunteers provide one-on-one services to all Providence Village members - the type of services one would ask a family member, a good friend or neighbor to do.  Our diverse group of volunteers is available to fulfill those requests when appropriate.

 

Many of our Providence Village members are also Providence Village volunteers, fostering our belief of "neighbors helping neighbors." All our volunteers decide when, where and how often they can be available. This could be as simple as once a month, to four hours a week, to every day. All volunteer time is appreciated.

 

Volunteers are trained, have had their backgrounds and driving records cleared, and most of all, are eager to provide service to Providence Village members.  The benefits volunteers may experience include staying active physically, mentally, and socially; connecting with others; and putting talents, skills and capabilities to good use.

 

The goals of the Providence Village Volunteer Program are:

  • To support the mission of the Providence Village by providing effective and quality service.
  • To ensure that volunteers have a rewarding volunteer service experience
  • To nurture and build community by developing relationships between volunteers and Providence Village members and other volunteers.

Areas where your skills and abilities are needed:

  • Providing rides to Village members who cannot drive themselves
  • Doing errands and shopping
  • Light home maintenance and other in-home convenience services
  • In-home technical support for TVs, phones and computers
  • Companionship in the way of phone check-ins and visits
  • Social Event Planning
  • Office Support
  • Village Ambassadors to help others learn about the Providence Village

Privacy and Confidentiality

Volunteers are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all proprietary or privileged information to which they are exposed while serving as a volunteer, whether this information involves a Providence Village member or another volunteer. Such information should not be shared outside the organization during informal conversations with friends. Volunteers are required to comply with the “Privacy Policy for Providence Village,” located on the Providence Village website.
 

Eligibility

The Providence Village invites all adults in the community who share our belief in the mission of this nonprofit, aging-in-place organization to serve as volunteers. Many Village members are also volunteers, but it is not necessary to become a member in order to serve. Interested persons are encouraged to call the office to discuss becoming a volunteer.
 

Volunteer applicants should complete an application form, available from the Village office, and must be officially accepted and enrolled by the Volunteer Coordinator before performing tasks. The Volunteer Coordinator will interview applicants to determine their qualifications, interests, and availability, and answer any questions they may have about the program.

 

Background Checks

All Village volunteers who provide services to members in the member’s home, or who provide rides, must pass an official background check, including motor vehicle records for volunteer drivers.
 

Volunteer Drivers

Volunteer drivers use their own insurance coverage when driving their own automobiles. The Providence Village carries supplemental additional insurance, as well.  A copy of the driver’s license, automobile registration, and auto insurance card must be on file in the Providence Village office. Gas and mileage are deductible charitable contributions for income tax purposes. Parking fees that may be incurred should be paid by the passenger.


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Providence, RI 02906

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