It Takes a Village - Volunteer Application
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with It Takes a Village! Please fill out the form below, and one of our staff will contact you to set up an interview. If you have any questions please contact us at 413-650-3640, or at
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How did you hear about the Village?
(and if you heard about us from a current or former volunteer, tell us who!)
Availability Start Date
Tell us a little about you!
Why do you want to volunteer with It Takes a Village? What makes you want to give back to your community? Knowing about you will help us match you with projects that will be meaningful AND helpful!
Which programs would you like to volunteer for?
There are so many ways to support your Village. The Home Visit Program, The Village Closet, Administrative Support, and more! Check any and all that you are interested in.
Home Visit Program - Please answer questions in Section 1
The Village Closet - Please answer questions in Section 2
Administrative Support - Please answer questions in Section 3
Student Internship - Please answer questions in all three sections
I don't know! I just want to help! - Please answer questions in all three sections, and we'll find the right place for you!
I'd like to join your Board of Directors- Please answer questions in Section 4
Section 1 - Home Visit Program
Visit families with newborns living in the Hilltowns. Volunteers provide practical support around the house, companionship and emotional support, and act as a friendly face and a connection to the outside world.
The below questions will help us match you with the right family.
Best times to volunteer
You will set your own schedule with the family you will visit, but this helps us match you with a family based on their needs. Check all that apply.
Do you have access to reliable transportation?
Are you able to handle mud, snow and country roads?
To which towns are you willing to travel? Check all that apply. (Not sure where all these towns are? Check out a map HERE:
Are you a parent?
Are you a grandparent?
Limitations & Allergies
Language(s) You Speak
Please list the name and email (or phone number) for three references.
Prior Trainings, Relevant Experience and Certifications (not required, but very appreciated!)
Do you have any prior training or certification that is relevant to the work done at It Takes A Village (e.g. Doula training or certification, MotherWoman Training, CPR/First Aid, CBE/CLC, etc.)?
Section 2 - The Village Closet
Organize donations, assist families to find what they need, and/or pick up and deliver donations to home-bound families.
**Please note: As of August 1 2019, The Village Closet's Cummington location is closed. ITAV is currently looking for a new location for the Village Closet, and hope to stay in Cummington or the surrounding central or eastern Hilltowns. Please still apply, and we will let you know how you can help while we move to a new location.**
How can you help?
I would like to help at the Village closet when it reopens
I would like to help the Village Closet staff with moving to a new location or with other events until the Village Closet reopens
I can pick up and deliver donations to home-bound families
I can help with Village Closet special events
If you would like to help at the Village Closet site
Please check all that apply
I am over 18
I am under 18 but will have my parent's permission to volunteer (teens aged 15-18 may volunteer alone, under 15 must have a parent or guardian present while volunteering)
I represent a group of people who ALL want to come and help!
If you would like to pick up and deliver donations
You MUST be able to check both boxes.
I am over 18, have a valid drivers licence, and have auto insurance
I will submit to a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check (ITAV staff will provide the necessary paperwork)
If you would like to pick and deliver donations, what kind of vehicle do you drive?
I have a small car - boxes and bags of clothes and toys are best
I have medium sized car - I could fit a stroller or high chair and a few boxes
I have a large car or minivan - high chairs, car seats, ride-on toys, fill 'er up!
I have a truck or large van - cribs, changing tables, toddler beds, oh my!
Section 3 - Administrative Support
Marketing, outreach, backup childcare, event planning, student internships, etc. -- all the behind-the-scenes tasks that keep the organization running!
How can you help?
I am a student looking for an internship
Marketing and Outreach -- hanging flyers, delivering brochures to local businesses, use your talents to help spread our message.
Event Planning and Support -- help make our events successful!
Backup childcare for Parent Groups and events
Social Media or Website help -- curate posts for Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, update the ITAV website, etc.
Fundraising -- help with fundraising campaigns, grant-writing, etc.
Section 4 - Board of Directors
Join our committed and passionate team who is the heart of the organization and invested in the long term strategy of It Takes a Village. Requires ability to attend monthly meetings
How can I help?
Tell me more about being on the Board
Wherever the need is- plug me in!
Do you have another way you think you can help?
That's it! Click submit and someone from ITAV will reach out to you ASAP!
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