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Volunteer Services

“The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

VMRC appreciates the gifts of time from our invaluable volunteers. Our Volunteer Program is one of the largest and most robust in the Shenandoah Valley. More than 500 volunteers contribute more than 44,000 hours of service annually toward helping VMRC residents age well and live fully. If we put a price tag on their service hours, it would be more than one million dollars - now that's a real value. 

As a large community that loves to keep giving, keep living, keep going and keep growing, there are always opportunities to contribute a helping hand. Our goal is to match volunteers with a personalized and purposeful service opportunity.

Whatever you like to do, our Volunteer Services Manager will match you up with the perfect role! Possibilities are endless! Choose from a variety of opportunities– being a House Friend at Woodland Park, companionship to appointments, trip assistant or volunteer in the on-campus grocery store.

Learn more about opportunities to volunteer:

  • Woodland Park House Friend

    Enrich the lives of residents, families and staff at one Woodland Park Home through relationship building. House Friends are available to offer an extra pair of hands, a listening ear and a caring heart.

  • Express Cart Drivers

    Operate the indoor transportation cart offering point-to-point rides for residents.

  • Main Street Store

    Pick up groceries from Red Front Supermarket, assist with shopping at Wal-Mart and Costco, help with bagging and cashiering.

  • Medical Appointment Escorts

    Accompany residents to medical appointments. Transportation provided by VMRC or a professional transportation company.

  • Trip Assistants

    Accompany staff and residents to monthly community outings and assist staff with escorting residents in wheelchairs.

  • Chapel Escorts

    Assist Oak Lea and Woodland Park residents to Sunday morning chapel in the Strite Auditorium as an usher or wheelchair escort.


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

Click here to view, print and complete 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.