Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Community Village Lawrence is a membership and volunteer-based program in Lawrence, KS where neighbors come together to lend a helping hand and enrich each other’s lives. A nod to days when neighbors were as familiar as family, willing and able volunteers provide simple services for resident members with needs such as transportation, pet care, companionship, tech assistance and more. This low-cost network supports social connectivity, community, and independence.

We're Looking for Volunteers!

Are you recently retired and looking to help your neighbors on a regular or occasional basis? Do you have some free time over the summer to help out with transportation or basic home maintenance? Join us and be a part of a growing movement of communities across the nation dedicated to serving each other and meeting the needs of their neighbors.

Volunteer with Community Village Lawrence

How Community Village Lawrence Works:


Signing up for Membership

Members pay an affordable monthly or annual fee to receive assistance through a network of volunteers and pre-approved service providers. Members have access to a selection of social, educational, cultural, and wellness activities.


Making a Service Request

Members call or email Community Village staff who will then match them with an available volunteer to help them with their request. Volunteers are community members of all ages who wish to share their skills, talents, and time to help members.


Providing a Service

Volunteers can easily claim the request for service and perform simple, local services for neighbors in need. When the service is complete, Volunteers contact the Community Village staff with their mileage, time, and comments.


After the Request is Complete

Once the service is complete, a Community Village staff person will contact the member to get their comments and feedback on the services provided.

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Ruth, Community Village Lawrence Participant

"I am so grateful for the system of neighbor helping neighbor. Whether needing assistance walking your dog or working through a computer issue — and a long list in between — Community Village matches volunteer talent with needs. Easy to use! Just a click or phone call."

For Members, asking for help is comfortable and easy

Clicking or calling to request help is easy for members because they know volunteer neighbors are ready and willing in specific ways.

For Volunteers, helping neighbors is rewarding

Putting their skills to helpful use is rewarding and fulfilling for volunteers. Connecting neighbors who help to neighbors in need is our favorite thing to do.

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Julie, Community Village Participant

"In the past few weeks alone, I have received assistance with 10 projects, enjoyed rich conversation, and benefitted from the good hearts and kindness of Community Village Volunteers. Volunteers provided so much more than just assistance with projects."

Serve Your Neighbors, Give back to your Community.

Volunteer with Us

Community members of any age can volunteer. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteering is easy! Here's how it works:
Volunteer opportunities can follow a regular schedule or be scheduled on a case-by-case basis. When members request a service, Community Village staff match a volunteer according to their skill, location, and availability, and arrange for the service to be completed.

Volunteer with us! We'd love to get you connected with your community.

Volunteer with Community Village

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