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Volunteerism is a cornerstone of the Village model, drawing upon the untapped capacity of people in our communities to support each other.

Our Village has a “volunteer-first” policy, finding a qualified volunteer to fulfill a request before referring members to a commercial vendor.
Ashby Village volunteers include members, their children, college students, empty nesters, retirees, and many others from the community.
Some of the benefits volunteers experience include:
  • Staying active – physically, mentally and socially
  • Connecting with others, and feeling part of community
  • Putting talents, skills and capacities to good use
  • Paying it forward – knowing that someday each of us will also need support
Supporting members with daily living needs
  • Providing transportation to medical appointments
  • Helping with minor household repair
  • Computer support
  • Garden
  • Pet Care
  • Friendly visitor
Supporting the organization
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Graphic Design
  • Managing Projects
  • Administrative Support
Volunteer to Volunteer (V2V) Program: groups of volunteers working together in several ways:
  • Village Hearts N' Hands: doing projects together at member homes, e.g., gardening, organizing, repairs, painting, etc.
  • Volunteer B' Cause: assisting local non-profit organizations who need help with specific projects 
  • Play-It-Forward: fun activities that offer a chance to get to know other volunteers while having a good time. Check out video of our day of fun: Dragon Max boat racing!   

Connections Team: matches specific Ashby Village volunteers with members who need periodic or on-going check-ins or companionship visits. This team promotes ongoing relationships between the member and volunteer.

Ashby Village • 1821 Catalina Ave • Berkeley, CA 94707 • (510) 204-9200