NEXT Village SF NEIGHBORS
NEXT Village SF Neighbor volunteers do all sorts of things: from providing neighborly support (driving others, grocery shopping, friendly visiting) to being a technology mentor or a bill-paying coach. Volunteers may support members in getting out to events or exercise or lead a class. NEXT Village SF Neighbors may also provide support by helping with events, taking photos, or working on the newsletter. And they might take an active role in NEXT Village leadership, working on developing and presenting our educational, health and wellness programs, facilitating social and interest group activities, developing our membership, our NEXT Neighbor program, our financial lifelines, and our service referral lists.
There’s virtually no limit to how you can become involved as a NEXT Neighbor. Ours is a vibrant group of amazing folks who genuinely care about members. I’d like to extend a personal invitation to you, whether you choose to join NEXT Village SF or not, to become involved in NEXT Neighbors. Your involvement will enrich our organization and the lives of its members while, at the same time, enrich your own life.
MEET VOLUNTEERS, ROBERT & MIA MORRILL!
Marie Mansi says, “Give Bob 10 Stars! “My procedure was supposed to be at 1, but it didn’t start until 3, and that shifted my pick-up time to 5pm”. “Bob went above and beyond.” “I tried to call him but I didn’t have cell service, so a nurse called him to inform him that things were running late, and even though he had evening plans, he made it work.” “He’s a Super-Duper volunteer!” Our sentiments exactly, Marie.
We asked Bob and Mia how they felt about NEXT Village, and here’s what they said: “ While we haven’t had the need to call on NEXT services, that time will come soon, we are sure. In the meantime, we have really enjoyed helping NEXT and its members in various things such as transportation, life transitions, organizing financial affairs etc. NEXT has given us a great way to connect with our community, and we love the surge of good feelings we get after helping someone out. We also love NEXT’s social activities – they are well designed for those of our age, and really help us stay connected and out of the homebound rut that it is all too easy to fall into.
We’re grateful for all of our volunteers, and to Bob and Mia for taking on some very challenging tasks! Thank you for always having a positive attitude, being so helpful, and putting a smile on our members’ faces.
HOW TO BECOME A NEXT Village SF VOLUNTEER
We welcome the volunteer involvement of our members, but you don’t have to be a member to get involved. The first step is to tell us how you’d like to help by filling out a Volunteer Interest Form.