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Volunteer Orientation
on Zoom
Thursday, January 21
at 6:30 PM
If you would like to attend contact:

Information on
Hospice and Palliative Care Options

on Zoom
Tuesday, January 26
at 4:00 PM
Contact to get the Zoom Invitation:

During the coronavirus quarantine, VN will be available for check-in calls, friendly phone visits, grocery and medicine pick-up and delivery.  

Volunteers are available to help with light yard chores! They will bring their own tools and maintain safe social distancing protocols. If a little help would go a long way, give us a call and we'll find a neighbor to assist you!

Please select the link below for information about how Village Neighbors can help you.

Response to COVID-19

Local Grocery Store Delivery/Pickup Information

COVID-19 Resources

Welcome to Village Neighbors
Village Neighbors Is Now FREE To Members over 60
in Leverett, New Salem, Shutesbury and Wendell

Village Neighbors is a volunteer run non-profit organization dedicated to helping adults over age 60 in Leverett, New Salem, Shutesbury and Wendell. We provide FREE simple services, transportation, classes and activities to our members. Thanks to our first year members, whose generosity allowed us to launch Village Neighbors, we are now able to offer MEMBERSHIP for FREE. Contact or call 413-345-6894 to learn more.

With 1/3 of our four towns’ populations now over age 60, all VN members are encouraged to actively create ways to support each other and volunteer. As we grow, we will need more VOLUNTEERS of all ages, so please consider becoming a part of the Village Neighbors Team. You can choose to provide direct services to members such as transportation or friendly visits, or work behind the scenes to help the organization run smoothly. We will be happy to match your skills and interests to one of our Committees. Contact to find our next date and place for volunteer orientation.

Going forward, we will be seeking funding through donations from members, volunteers and community groups, grants and other fundraising activities. Watch for further information.

Member Well Being
Volunteers can visit members at their homes to provide companionship, and a connection to their community 

Free Services:

Check in call


Friendly visit

Going for walks

Information organization and


Post hospital help

Reading to member

Respite for Care Givers

Technical Support
Volunteers will give technical support for electronic devices and simple computer problems.

Free Services:

Electronics / TV



Phone / tablet

Helping Hands
Volunteers will provide members assistance with occasional household tasks or yard work and minor repairs.

Free Services:

Change smoke alarm


Easy fixits

Grocery deliveries

Help in garden

Household tasks

Meal prep

Move furniture

Organize household items

Pet care

Plant care

Seasonal tasks

Snow shovel path

Wood stacking

Volunteers will provide transportation to appointments, visits with friends, social and cultural events, grocery or other shopping trips.

Free Services:

Medical ride

Long distance ride

Ride for errands

Ride for shopping

Ride for social event

Third party ride