Become a Volunteer - Basic Info
We are delighted that you are interested in volunteering. Volunteers can become service providers for our members and choose to help with:
Volunteering is a wonderful way to contribute to your community. It is not necessary to be a member or be over 50 years old to volunteer. We encourage members to include their younger family members, over age 18, and acquaintances in our volunteering activities.
- rides to local appointments and events,
- friendly check-ins (phone calls and/or visits),
- absent owner services (such as watering plants or picking up packages),
- light home maintenance tasks (like getting on ladders to change lightbulbs or lifting items), or
- limited technical assistance for computers and other devices (whatever you are familiar with).
Residents of areas outside BMAV boundaries may apply to serve BMAV members as volunteer service providers. While neighbors who reside within the BMAV service area will be asked first whether they can fill a member request, we are exceptionally grateful to those outside our area who have offered to help fill these needs when our residents are not available to do so. This is community in the true sense of the word.
You can choose how and when you want to volunteer by responding only to those requests that are of interest or fit your schedule.
Out of respect for our members, in order to become a volunteer service provider you must first be vetted and undergo a background check. Please see our vetting requirements and volunteer application form here:
BMAV Volunteer Handbook
For those who do not wish to become a service provider at this time, there are many other ways to volunteer with BMAV:
Speak on an area of my expertise
Take photos or videos at our events
Arrange a happy hour at a nearby venue
Host a small group meetup in my home
Serve as liaison with my “block”
Identify and recruit new members
Organize a book club or other Shared Interest Group
Solicit local merchants for donations
Party and event planning
Help with design of materials for website or print
Work on our website
And many more
Please contact us to let us know what interests you! Either fill out the form below or just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch.
If you wish to be a volunteer for Bethesda Metro Area Village, fill out the following information.
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