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Save the Date:

Montgomery County Village Gathering

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 9am-2pm


What is the Village movement?



Silver Spring Village members at Zed's Cafe

What does the Village offer?

Villages offer volunteer help to their members. Volunteers offer transportation to medical appointments, services, groceries and more. Volunteers may also help with simple tasks at home. Examples include small repairs, changing light bulbs, providing cooked meals to a sick neighbor and laundry help for someone just out of the hospital.

Villages focus on building social connections. They organize events, large and small, that are of interest to their community.  Villages may organize book clubs, walking groups, knitting clubs, guest speaker events, group outings and so much more. Many Village events can take place at a neighbor’s home; others can take place at a local church, synagogue, mosque, library or community recreation center.  Villages often partner and connect with other local organizations and develop programs together.

Who creates the Village?

People like you!  Villages are created by residents of the community, people who have a vision for an improved quality of life for all.  Every new Village starts with a vision and with a dedicated core of individuals ready and willing to make that vision a reality.  This is not one person's job but a community effort.

Montgomery County is committed to support local initiatives.  Please see the list of local resources to get you started.