Volunteers are the sustaining force of East Rock Creek Village, for it is their helping hands that allow our members to age in place in their homes with dignity and grace. Volunteers also carry the positive message of the village throughout the upper Ward 4 communities we serve.
Join with your neighbors to give a ride, help grocery shop, take a walk or share a special skill.
Volunteers may be any adult who shares our belief in the mission of the village. Many members become volunteers, but it is not necessary that a member become a volunteer. Our goal is to ensure that volunteering itself is a rewarding and satisfying experience. As in most villages, we expect that many of our members will serve as volunteers.
ERCV carries liability insurance that protects staff, directors and volunteers.
Volunteers will be expected to adhere to our code of ethics, including:
Volunteers will need to complete an application and have an interview with the ERCV Executive Director or Volunteer Coordinator. Volunteers will also undergo a criminal background check and attend training sessions as required. If a person volunteers as a driver, he or she must have a valid driverís license, have a properly registered vehicle, and must have his or her own automobile insurance coverage. For the safety of members, the village will check the driving records of volunteer drivers.
Volunteers will be able to designate the tasks they are willing to perform and the days and times they are available. Volunteers may be asked to perform other tasks needed by the village but must always feel free to decline an assignment.
|Contact us: Phone: 202-656-7322
Office: 7707 13th Street NW, Washington DC 20012