We are an all-volunteer membership organization that helps Greenbelt residents who need assistance to live independently in their own homes.
GIVES (Greenbelt Intergenerational Volunteer Exchange Service)
We are an all-volunteer membership organization that helps Greenbelt residents who need assistance to live independently in their own homes. All services are free.
Despite the term “intergenerational”, it is not strictly about younger people helping the elderly. It’s for anyone of any age who needs help. It started with an interest in making it easier for seniors to stay in their homes as they age, but it’s more inclusive than that.
We help transport people to medical and other necessary appointments. We will take care of their pets if needed, stay with members who can’t be left alone so that their family can run errands. We sponsor the AARP safe driving course and their tax preparation when it is available.
Please consider joining GIVES if you need services or as a volunteer who can provide those services by calling 301-507-6580.
Click here to download a fillable pdf Membership Application] Contact our office at (301) 507-6580 if you need assistance in completing the application.
Here are some of the services provided by GIVES volunteers:
- Transportation to appointments and shopping
- Online shopping pick up
- Pet Sitting*
- Respite Care*
(*Requires in home assessment.)
We provide services from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily. *Requires in home assessment.
If you need help, please fill out the membership application form. Once you are a member, we send your request to our member service providers and see if we can find a match.
We are not an emergency service and need 4 business days notice in order to search for and match your needs with a volunteer provider. Weekend days are not business days and should not be included in the four day time table.
Because we transport people in our cars our insurance company requires people receiving or providing services to be a GIVES member.
We will process your application as soon as possible to get services to you.
For information about becoming a member, either to give or receive assistance,
Call the GIVES office at (301) 507-6580 or Send us an e-mail
Volunteers are available to take calls every weekday morning between 10:00 am and noon and afternoons between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. We provide services from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily.
At other times, you may leave a phone message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
We are located in the Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road Room 102 Greenbelt, MD 20770
Click HERE to download a fillable form to either volunteer or request GIVES services