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Volunteer Services

"The greatest gift is a portion of thyself" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our Volunteer Program is one of the largest and most robust in the Shenandoah Valley with more than 600 volunteers contributing more than 47,000 hours of service annually toward helping VMRC residents age well and live fully. If we put a price tag on the service hours, it would be more than one million dollars - now that's a real value! The generosity of our volunteers doesn't just benefit the VMRC campus but extends into the greater community as well.  Staff and residents dedicated 7,888 hours to 50+ area organizations within the last year. 

Whatever you like to do, our Volunteer Services Manager will match you up with a role that is both meaningful and engaging. The possibilities are endless! Choose from a variety of opportunities such as being a café hospitality assistant, serving as a medical appointment escort, helping with our Sunday morning worship service or volunteering with community youth in our Skyline Middle School Pen Pal program. 

Read a little more about some of our volunteer opportunities:

• Express Cart Drivers:  Operate the indoor transportation cart offering point-to-point rides for residents.

• Main Street Store: Help with the operation of our campus grocery store, assist with shopping at Wal-Mart and Costco or help with bagging and cashiering.

 • GrandBigs:  Join us for scheduled outings to Waterman Elementary school where you’ll be matched with a “Little” from the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

Ready to get started? Click here to email Volunteer Services Manager Emily Shickel, or call her at 540-564-3524.

Click here to view or print our Volunteer Application Form.

Have a busy schedule, but looking for a way to support our community? Learn about giving opportunities with the VMRC Foundation.

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“For us, volunteering gives us the opportunity to meet people from all areas of the VMRC campus and has broadened our perspective and understanding of the community we now call ‘home’.”

- Carter and Mary Ellen Lyons