Membership


We offer various levels of membership at Little Falls Village.

Membership fees are assessed on an annual basis from the date of acceptance. All members are entitled to participate in all village events.

What is the cost of membership?

Full Membership fee is $350 for a household of one and $700 for a household of two or more. Because help is provided, this fee is not tax deductible. Full member receives all types of volunteer help.

Social Membership fee is $250 per person. Social members are not eligible to receive volunteer help. Because these members receive no help, $200 of the membership fee is tax deductible.

Village-Plus Membership fee is $100 per person for individuals with an income of $40,000. $200 per household for two or more individuals with a combined income of $50,000 or less. Village-Plus members receive all the benefits of full membership.

Little Falls Village offers no cost Village-Plus memberships in certain circumstances. Please contact us to find out more.

What help does Little Falls Village offer?

Typically, assistance includes:

  • Transportation to doctors’ appointments, grocery shopping and routine errands.
  • Light household tasks, such as minor repairs, collecting mail and watering plants.
  • Computer and gadgetry support.
  • Companionship via scheduled phone conversations or friendly visits.

For help that volunteers cannot provide, Little Falls Village will help members identify professionals who can do the work.
The great majority of help involves transportation for those who do not drive.

To become a member of Little Falls Village, follow these steps:

  1. Read the Terms of Membership Agreement.
  2. Complete the Member Contact Information form and select the membership level by clicking HERE.

If you wish to complete a paper application, click here to print and mail the Membership Agreement and payment to Little Falls Village, 4701 Sangamore Road, Suite S-232, MD 20816.

The application will be reviewed and we will contact you to finalize the process.

Step #1 – Read  the Terms of  Membership Agreement.

The Village

Little Falls Village is a “neighbors helping neighbors” organization that provides non-medical volunteer assistance to seniors living in all the neighborhoods that comprise zip code 20816. Village boundaries run from River Road to MacArthur Blvd. and from Western Avenue (District Line) to Goldsboro. Some 20816 residents live beyond Goldsboro and are included in the Village. Little Falls Village became a tax-exempt non-stock Maryland corporation effective December 19, 2012, and was recognized by the IRS as a 501 c (3) public charity effective March 6, 2013. The Village’s EIN is 46-1739269.

Services

The Village will provide services to members through neighborhood volunteers, all of whom submit to a background and motor vehicle check. Many volunteers are? members of the Village, but some may reside in neighboring areas. The most common services that the neighborhood volunteers of Little Falls Village will provide are transportation, light handyman work, elementary bookkeeping, daily telephone calls, help with electronic devices, and social activities.  The Village will not provide medical or home health services nor major home repairs or inspections.  To help members meet these needs, the Village will maintain and provide its members (upon request) with a list of local providers that may be available to provide such services.

Membership Fees

Full Membership fee is $350 for a household of one and $700 for a household of two or more. Because help is provided, this fee is not tax deductible. Full member receives all types of volunteer help.

Social Membership fee is $250 per person. Social members are not eligible to receive volunteer help. Because these members receive no help, $200 of the membership fee is tax deductible.

Village-Plus Membership fee is $100 per person for individuals with an income of $40,000. $200 per household for two or more individuals with a combined income of $50,000 or less. Village-Plus members receives all types of volunteer help.

Little Falls Village offers no cost Village-Plus memberships in certain circumstances. Please contact us to find out more.

Termination

Membership may be terminated in two ways: 1) By the member: Members may terminate this Agreement at any time by giving written notice to the Village, with the understanding that no portion of the annual fee will be returned. 2) By the Village: the Village reserves the right to terminate this Agreement with a member whenever the Village board of directors determines that it is in the best interest of the Village.  If the Village terminates a member’s agreement, it will return a portion of the annual fee on a prorated basis calculated from the month of termination.

Privacy

The Village will take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of its members.  However, where concerns regarding a member’s health or safety arise, the Village reserves the right to contact those listed under member’s contact information or any others the Village deems appropriate.   In addition, at the request of a member, the Village may disclose contact information to connect a member with a third-party vendor.

Waiver

Little Falls Village full members and associate members understand that the Village is not affiliated with or otherwise responsible for the acts or omissions of any third party vendors, including but not limited to those on its list of local providers. Members shall release and hold the Village and its staff and volunteers harmless from any and all responsibility or liability arising from the acts or omissions of any third party vendors and from the inclusion of any such vendor on the list maintained by the Village.  The Village maintains such a list for its members for informational purposes only as a matter of convenience.  The inclusion of any third party vendor on the list does not constitute any form of warranty, endorsement or guarantee by the Village as to the competency, qualification, quality, safety, licensure or other status or performance of any such vendor.

Members further indemnify the Village and its staff and volunteers and agree to hold it and them harmless for any loss, damage, expense, or liability of any kind arising out of the acts or omissions of its staff or volunteers, including but not limited to any action or claim a member or a member’s heirs, assigns, or insurance company might bring for negligence, personal injury or invasion of privacy.

Health Care

The Village does not provide emergency or other health care services, is not a health care administrator, and does not employ licensed health professionals or social workers.

After we receive your check, you will receive a letter from Little Falls Village indicating that you are a Full or Associate Member in good standing for a 12-month period.