Our Mission

GIVES is a volunteer organization that helps those who need assistance to live independently in their own homes.  Opportunities may include: friendly visits, laundry, letter writing/reading, light house work, local transportation, meal preparation, minor home repairs, respite relief, etc.

Consider joining GIVES as a volunteer by calling 301-507-6580.

About Us

GIVES is Greenbelt Intergenerational Volunteer Exchange Service. 

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 local grocery stores and will walk their dogs if needed.  We will 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.  

GIVES is about all of Greenbelt helping each other.


Here are some of the services provided by GIVES volunteers

  • Telephone Reassurance
  • Transportation
  • Reading
  • Gardening
  • Sewing / Mending
  • Meal Delivery
  • Closet Cleaning
  • Letter Writing
  • Light Housework
  • Yard Work
  • Laundry
  • Minor Home Repairs
  • Respite Care
  • Shopping / Errands
  • Visiting
  • Pet Sitting

Contact Us

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 10:00am and noon and afternoons between 1pm and 3pm.
At any other times, you may leave a phone message and your call will be returned.

We are located in the Greenbelt Community Center 15 Crescent Road Room 102 Greenbelt, MD 20770

Join Us!

 Click HERE to download a fillable form to either volunteer or request GIVES services