Volunteers are essential to the success of the Village of Takoma Park. There are two types of volunteering, both important:
- direct service to members
- volunteering to help the organization
If I volunteer, will there be any training?
Yes, there will. Volunteer drivers undergo a two-hour orientation, provided in Takoma Park by the Jewish Council for the Aging. For information on orientation for other categories of volunteer work, contact Sandra Egan at Sandyeganretired@gmail.com or 301-646-2109.
Is there an age limit for volunteers?
Anyone age 18 and older is welcome to volunteer.
I want to volunteer, but I'm not a member. Is that OK?
Our insurance coverage requires that all volunteers be members as well. If the annual dues are a hardship, please contact us. Note that during the coronavirus epidemic, we are waiving membership dues upon request for anyone volunteering to provide services to members.
How do I sign up?
If you are not already a Village member, go to "Member Signup" and fill out the membership form, indicating ways you might like to volunteer. A member of the Volunteer Committee will contact you and ask you to authorize a background check. If you are already a member, contact Sandy Egan at Sandyeganretired@gmail.com or 301-646-2109.
Why do I need to undergo a background check?
What does a background check involve?
The background check is a fairly simple procedure, completed online.
Is there a time commitment?
In most cases you can serve on a regular or periodic basis, giving as much or as little time as fits your schedule. The Friendly Visitors program, however, does ask for a once a week commitment for a year.
Who can I contact if I have questions about volunteering?
Sandra Egan, Sandyeganretired@gmail.com or 301-646-2109