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.
If you wish to become a volunteer, contact the office for information on the training process. ERCV pays for a background check on all volunteers. In addition, volunteer drivers are required to have a valid driver's license and current automobile insurance.
These are some of the services we provide for members. Volunteers or members may think of other services that would be beneficial.
There are some opportunities for volunteers to lead and manage village activities
Volunteers will be expected to adhere to our code of ethics, including:
Volunteers will need to complete an application and attend a training session as required. All volunteers undergo a criminal background check and if a person volunteers as a driver, he or she must have a valid driver’s 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.