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 info@hilltownvillage.org.
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Alternate Phone Number
In case we can't reach you at the number above
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If you have a different mailing address (like a PO box, or if your mailing address has a different zip-code than your residential address, please enter it below)
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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!)
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Volunteering
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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!
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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.
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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.
Transportation:
Do you have access to reliable transportation?
Conditions:
Are you able to handle mud, snow and country roads?
Geographic Preference
To which towns are you willing to travel? Check all that apply. (Not sure where all these towns are? Check out a map HERE: http://www.hilltownvillage.org/about-us/towns-we-serve-2/)
Are you a parent?
Are you a grandparent?
Limitations & Allergies
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Language(s) You Speak
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Please list the name and email (or phone number) for three references.
Reference 1
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Reference 2
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Reference 3
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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.)?
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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?
If you would like to help at the Village Closet site
Please check all that apply
If you would like to pick up and deliver donations
You MUST be able to check both boxes.
If you would like to pick and deliver donations, what kind of vehicle do you drive?
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?
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?
Do you have another way you think you can help?
Tell us!
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A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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