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About

 

Marin Villages helps older adults be active, connected, and independent in the place they call home.

We have created vibrant local communities of members and volunteers that enrich each other’s lives, help build new connections, and make everyday life easier as we age.

Marin Villages offers a variety of programs tailored to members' interests. These range from coffees and happy hours to educational talks, cultural outings, hiking, and games. During COVID, villages are primarily offering events on Zoom, although some socially-distanced walks are allowing members to enjoy our beautiful climate and surroundings.

Member and Volunteer Member and Volunteer Member and Volunteer

These activities offer the opportunity to meet new friends, build community, and help prevent the isolation which often accompanies aging. We hear from our members that they value this sense of community and friendship as much, if not more than, any other aspect of their membership in Marin Villages. 

Our volunteers also assist members with what we call direct services, including errands, transportation, handyman services, tech support, pet care, companionship calls, and other services that help with members’ daily needs.

Providing this help creates a sense of connection between volunteers and members that can often be missing in older adults’ daily lives.

We also help members who may need to find other services or assistance to help meet changing needs.

Member and Donor Prize winning volunteer Member and donor

How We Work
Our active local villages: Mill Valley Village; Novato Village; Ross Valley Village; San Rafael Village; Tiburon Peninsula Village; Twin Cities Village and our central office in San Rafael is building local communities and presenting a variety of activities to meet our members’ interests.

Village Hub and Spoke Organization

Learn More About Us!

Village Movement
Marin Villages is part of the growing Village Movement across the U.S, a member of the Village to Village Network and the Village Movement California. Watch this brief video to learn more about villages in California.

From Our Members
We can talk all day long about why we think Marin Villages is a great idea, but our members say it better.

Meet Our Team
Some of the names and faces behind our operations.

Frequently Asked Questions
You probably have a lot of questions—here are a few we receive a lot.

Local Villages
We have a hub-and-spoke model, a central office, and 6 local villages.

Marin Villages - Facts and Figures
For facts, figures, and feel-good information.

IRS Form 990
For more detail on finances, see our most recent 990.

Recent News Coverage
A Marin Voice article in the Independent Journal.