You’ve probably been thinking about ways you can become more involved in Fearrington Village. After all, you’ve got a lot to share with others—your life experiences, the skills you’ve honed from your career, and now, if you’re retired, a little extra time.
Giving to others is fulfilling in itself. But did you know that by volunteering you’ll be helping yourself as well? Studies have shown that volunteers enjoy a higher quality of life, reduced isolation, stronger social networks, and a sense of personal growth. You’ll meet new people, develop new skills, and feel more connected with other villagers.
Whether you want to work directly with your neighbors or serve on committees to plan ways to improve our community, we’ll help you find just the right volunteer opportunity that fits your schedule.
Special Request: Do you enjoy talking with neighbors? Join our team of volunteers who answer the Fearrington Cares Center phone when our staff isn’t available. We’ll have an information session on Wednesday, July 20 at 1:30. Call 919-542-6877 if you’d like to attend.
Ready to volunteer? Complete our online volunteer interest form.
Using your own vehicle, drive residents to and from medical appointments and pick up neighbors’ prepaid grocery or pharmacy orders. Driving is restricted to a 25-mile radius of Fearrington Village. Drivers work in teams of three and are assigned to cover 1 week at a time twice a year. Good driving skills, a current driver’s license, and insurance are required.
Please print out this Volunteer Driver Car Information Form and return it to the Fearrington Cares office.
Using your own vehicle, provide transportation on an “on call” basis and as a substitute for regularly scheduled drivers. Trips are restricted to a 25-mile radius of Fearrington Village. Good driving skills, a current driver’s license, and insurance are required.
Perform minor home repairs or maintenance tasks, such as changing light bulbs and fixing leaky faucets. You’ll need your own tools. Requires basic home repair skills, but you don’t need knowledge of all home maintenance issues.
Welcome new neighbors and tell them all about the services and programs Fearrington Cares offers. Host small gatherings of neighbors twice a year to encourage community spirit.
Provide occasional relief for a villager who is the primary caregiver for a spouse or loved one in Fearrington Village.
Help us improve the appearance and user experience of the site and suggest materials for content.
Join a committee or task force to help the Fearrington Cares Board of Directors. Most committees meet monthly or quarterly throughout the year. Education, finance, communications, and fund development are just some of the committees currently in place.
Help with arrangements for one-time or special programs by setting up chairs, helping with registration and refreshments, preparing mailings, and more. (No special events are being held at this time.)
Let us know if you have any of the following skills you’d like to share:
- Accounting and data entry skills
- Artistic abilities
- Audiovisual equipment operation
- Fitness or dance instruction
- Group facilitation experience
- Legal expertise
- Musical abilities
- Nursing (active license)
- Photography skills
- Writing skills