About 85 percent of the services delivered by Capitol Hill Village on a monthly basis are provided by volunteers, and most volunteers find their work interesting and rewarding. Volunteer service at Capitol Hill Village should not become a burden. Volunteers may serve on a regular or periodic basis. Volunteers should feel free to accept or decline particular assignments, depending on their preferences, schedules, and commitments. If a volunteer task is not right for you, “just say no.” We’ll thank you and turn to another volunteer for help.
Please review the list below, and the “Services We Provide” page on this website, to see if you would like to become a Capitol Hill Village volunteer. Then call the office (202.543.1778) to talk with the Executive Director about the Volunteer Program.
Volunteers should adhere to the rules and policies of the volunteer handbook. Working closely with the Executive Director and the Director of Volunteer and Social Services, volunteers are expected to:
Capitol Hill Village invites all adult residents of the Capitol Hill community who share our belief in the mission of this nonprofit, aging-in-place organization to serve as volunteers. Many CHV members are also volunteers, but it is not necessary to become a member in order to serve, and we are very happy to have a number of young people among our volunteers. Interested persons are encouraged to call the office to discuss the program with the Executive Director. Volunteer applicants should complete an application form, available from the CHV office, and must be officially accepted and enrolled by the volunteer coordinator before performing tasks. The Director of Volunteers will interview applicants to determine their qualifications, interests, and availability, and answer any questions they may have about the program.
All CHV Board members, staff, and volunteers must pass an official “background check.” CHV currently uses Intellicorp for this purpose. Drivers will be asked to give permission for a check of motor vehicle records, and volunteers who refuse permission for these checks will not be asked to provide transportation services to members. The resulting reports are maintained at the CHV office, with social security numbers purged. All volunteers (and former volunteers) may request a copy of the Intellicorp report on themselves. Records of persons not accepted as volunteers are also maintained.
Volunteer drivers use their own insurance coverage when driving their own automobiles. A copy of the driver’s license, automobile registration, and auto insurance card must be on file in the CHV office. Gas and mileage are deductible charitable contributions for income tax purposes. Parking fees that may be incurred should be paid by the member.
Expressions of volunteer recognition will be conducted annually to highlight and reward the contributions of volunteers to the organization’s programs. Every year, one volunteer will be awarded the Geoff Lewis Award for outstanding volunteer service. An ad hoc committee of Board members will make recommendations for the award to the full Board of Directors. Members of the Board are not eligible to receive the award.
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