DC Villages Release 2021 Impact Report
DC Villages has released a city-wide 2021 Impact Report, aggregating the impact from all 13 DC villages into one report for the first time. Every day, across the District, volunteers and staff from the DC Villages help make life better for our neighbors. Although each Village is as unique as the neighborhood it serves, we are building stronger communities through direct service, events and activities, referrals, and advocacy.
The findings are now available and they are impressive:
City-wide, 517 volunteers performed 17,512 hours of service through DC Villages. That time has a value of more than $852,000.
These volunteers were responsible for providing rides to medical appointments; delivering groceries, medicines, and other basic needs; and helping with technology and in-house issues.
In addition, DC Villages organized more than 3,300 events, attracting some 20,290 attendees. These range from gentle yoga classes to local history lectures, held both online and in-person with appropriate safety measures.
The Village Movement began 20 years ago in Massachusetts, but today the Greater Washington Area had the highest concentration of Villages in the country. Though they vary in size and scope, all these villages — including the 13 DC Villages, our 2,326 members, and our volunteers — are a critical part of ensuring the region remains accessible to our aging neighbors.
Learn more about that impact of the DC Villages in the 2021 Impact Report.