Volunteers

There are many ways to get involved with It Takes a Village.

  • dscf0949_large_1000Home-Visit Volunteers. Home-visits are the heart of what we do. Volunteers are matched with a family for weekly, two-hour visits for up to 12 weeks during the first year of a baby’s (or babies’) life.  Volunteers provide companionship, play with older children, prepare meals, wash dishes, and help in other ways that an extended family member or neighbor might.  Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to join us.
    • This position requires flexibility, good communication skills, access to reliable transportation to and from the Hilltowns, and our volunteer should be comfortable with babies and young children.**
    • Time commitment: 2 hours per week for 12 weeks.
    • We can reimburse volunteers for miles driven to and from the family’s home at $0.14 per mile.
    • To apply, please fill out an application.

 

  • 11220074_10153145255830143_8095472593518693125_nVillage Closet Helpers. At our donation site in Cummington, we always need help sorting and putting away donations, helping families take items to their cars, and gathering items for deliveries.
    • Time commitment: as little or as much as you like, whenever the Village Closet is open.
    • To apply, please fill out an application.

 

  • 20151219_182931030_iosDonation Delivery Drivers. Sometimes we need help getting donated items to and from our Village Closet. The volunteer driver may bring items from the Closet directly to a family, or else meet up with a volunteer who will bring the items the rest of the way.
    • This position requires good communication skills, flexibility, and reliable transportation throughout the Hilltowns.
    • Time commitment: about 1-2 hours per month.
    • To apply, please fill out an application.

 

  • student interncropStudent Interns. There is so much that can be done to serve our Hilltown community because it takes a village! We are always open to having student interns help with outreach/ promotion of our services and programs, assisting with events and providing childcare, administrative support, and more.

 

We’d love to hear from you if you have time and energy to give. If you have any questions, please email Mollie, our Volunteer Program Director, at hilltownvillage@gmail.com.

 

**Certifying Postpartum Doulas – if you are currently certifying as a Postpartum Doula and are looking for families to fulfill your required service hours, please let us know. We can help with matching you with a family that meets your requirements.

 Active Volunteers: to submit a visit report, please click here.

 

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