Arlington Neighborhood Village (ANV) is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to helping older residents of Arlington, Virginia continue living in their own homes — safely, independently, and with an enhanced quality of life.
A village is a community-based network of neighbors helping neighbors – providing support services and social and educational programs to its members.
Who We Are
Arlington Neighborhood Village helps Arlington’s older residents continue living in their own homes as they age by providing access to support services and social activities.
355 Members, aged 58-100 years old
68% of our members live alone, 84% are female
30,064 miles driven by volunteers in 2021
ANV services make a positive impact on seniors aging in place. But just as significant as
our metrics, are the meaningful connections the village facilitates.
Service Requests Fulfilled
Your generosity and our group of 213 active volunteers has allowed us to provide essential services to our members.
Funds donated to pay the ANV membership fee for lower income seniors.
The gift of time and compassion is priceless to our organization and members.
“ANV is a saving grace! Because of multiple health issues, I’m unable to grocery shop for myself. Being on a fixed income, I can’t afford grocery delivery. Arlington Neighborhood Village has a system in place for those receiving services as well as those giving them. All I need to do is contact the ANV office with the information they need, and they do the rest of the work. That makes coordinating with the volunteers effortless. ANV gives me a sense of peace during a troublesome time in my life. I can’t thank them enough!”
“ANV has helped me to stay in my house and I am so grateful. This organization is a God-send for so many of us. ”
“Technology continues to become ever more pervasive in everyday life. Everything, including the toaster, seems to involve a microprocessor of some sort. Not being very technically inclined, I find it increasingly challenging and expensive to operate and maintain ordinary household systems, appliances, computers, cars, tools, gadgets, etc., that I rely on. I’m hoping to draw on the collective knowledge and expertise of village members and volunteers on household maintenance questions so I can limit repairman calls to when they are really needed.”
“I have been very happy with the services I’ve received – putting in my air conditioner, some gardening and setting up my computer. The volunteers have been excellent and well-qualified to do these jobs. They have been super. I’ve been telling all my friends about how wonderful the Village has been.”
”At the beginning of the pandemic, we had no safe and convenient place to turn for our grocery shopping. At that time ANV volunteers were a vital lifeline. We gave them incredibly detailed and complicated shopping lists and they were able to acquire almost everything we needed, delivered to our front step. I cannot emphasize enough that at that time, we two octogenarians were completely dependent on the ANV volunteers, and their willingness to go do what we were afraid to do.”
“The prompt arrival of the volunteer to pick her up, to helping fill out forms at the doctor’s office, to getting her home safely – and through your all-around kind and caring manner – you did an outstanding job for her and she is exceedingly pleased and grateful.”
“Of the many times I have called the Villages to get transportation to my doctor, the service has been excellent. They are never late. They are always courteous, friendly and on time. I’ve never had this kind of service before in my life”.
“It’s great being a part of Arlington Neighborhood Village. Our members and volunteers are all people with fascinating stories and diverse interests. In sharing our pasts and presents, we reinforce the bonds of our community and build new links in our personal circles. ANV is not just about doing things for others, it’s about bringing people together.”
“This makes you realize you don’t live in a big city after all. You live in a village. It does make for a tighter community, a more caring community.”
“I have been a grateful member of ANV for many years. Shortly after I joined, I fell and broke my ankle and could not drive. ANV provided rides to physical therapy several days a week for about a month. I was soon able to join in their social events…they again came to my rescue during the pandemic when I developed problems involving my heart, lungs, and liver. I was provided with rides to medical appointments, sometimes two and three times each week. At a time when I felt alone and stressed, it was truly comforting to have the company of an ANV friend (volunteer)…”
“An ANV volunteer has been visiting my mom weekly for over a year. Her visits are like a ray of sunshine. Michelle comes with gifts and uplifting tidbits and suggestions for mom to keep active and engaged. Michelle’s visits, support and friendship come from the heart and mean a lot to my mom (and to me as a result!)”