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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is the Village to Village Network?

In 1999, a group of residents in Boston got together to look beyond conventional  ideas about aging.  They knew they would need help as they aged, but wanted to continue to enjoy the life they knew, surrounded by friends and familiar places.  So they formed Beacon Hill Village, founded on the idea that seniors coud "take care of each other, rather than being taken care of." . Villages around the country are changing the way people chose to age. Since then, over 300 Villages have been created across the United States and Canada ... changing the way we choose to age.

What services does Neuse Neighbors Network offer to its members?

Simply put, our volunteers can help with the types of tasks a good neighbor would do.  For a list of the most common services we provide, click on Member Services! And if you don't see what you're looking for, contact us and we'll try to find a volunteer who can help, or put you in touch with an agency or contractor that provides the service you need.  Our motto is "one call does it all!"

Who are Neuse Neighbors Network volunteers?

All of our volunteers undergo a thorough background check, and they receive personalized training based on the services they have offered to  provide.. They are men and women who live in our area and are committed to making life a little easier, a little better, and a little more fun for our members.   

How do members request a service?

It's easy to request a service.  You can simply make a Service Request from this website (under the Members tab), or  freel free to call our Service Center (252 665 8807) between the hours of 9 - 1 Monday through Friday.  You may also email us at neuseneighbors@gmail.com for additional information, or to be contacted by a Neuse Neighbors Network Member Ambassador. 

How do I know which Providers offer discounts?

A coupon booklet will be provided to all new members identifying the provider and the discount or benefit offered.

How much does it cost to become a member?

Membership fees to Neuse Neighbors Network are among the lowest in the nation.  Single membership is only $120 per year, and household membership is $150. The term of membership is 12  months from the date membership fee is accepted.  

How is Neuse Neighbors Network different from PrimeTime?

We have partnered with PrimeTime to provide the most comprehensive services possible to our members. Prime Time will continue to sponsor social activities and educational events, and provide nursing services that promote the health and wellbeing of Pamlico County residents. Neuse Neighbors Network volunteers offer a helping hand with light household tasks and provide private transportation for our members' errands, shopping, medical appointments, etc.  (For a complete list of services, visit our "Member Benefits tab on this website, or give us a call at 252-665-8807.

Do I have to be a member to volunteer?

Although we encourage membership, you do not have to become a member of Neuse Neighbors Network to provide much needed volunteer services.However, membership offers many benefis even to those who do not currently need assistance.  Benefits include discounts at local restaurants, retailers, and service providers, home checks while vacationing, and general assistance with household tasks.

What's involved in becoming a volunteer?

As a volunteer, you control the types of services you want to offer, and the amount of time you can afford to provide.  You can apply to become a volunteer on this website. Just go to the Volunteer tab, complete the form, and one of our representatives will contact you to invite you to a volunteer orientation meeting. Please note that all volunteers will be required to complete a background check.

 Are volunteers insured?

Yes, Neuse Neighbors Network maintains insurance for all of our approved volunteers. Your volunteer coordinator will provide additional details about our insurance policies during your initiation training.

When will services become available?

We plan to begin accepting member applications in late 2018, and formally launch membership services the beginning of 2019. Additionally, we will begin welcoming volunteers in the Fall of 2018.   Watch our website for updates!

 

 

Neuse Neighbors Network  PO Box 408  252-665-8807  neuseneighbors@gmail.com