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What does Membership Offer? 

Here is a list of Services and Activities: 

 

Transportation of member:

  • On errands (bank, shops, pharmacy, etc.)
  • To local events
  • To appointments

Household and Concierge Services:

  • Appointment reminders
  • Dog walking
  • Errand running
  • Grocery shopping
  • Help with cooking
  • House, pet or plant sitting (snowbird services)
  • Meal delivery
  • Non-maintenance handiwork (hanging a picture, small object assembly, small item repairs)
  • Organizational assistance (closets, purging, donations)
  • Paperwork
  • Pickup / delivery (post office, dry cleaning, etc.)
  • Reading mail
  • Sewing/mending clothes
  • Taking trash to dumpster
  • Tech help (ipads, cell phones, trouble shooting, computers, printers, etc.)
  • Wait for delivery/repair person

Social & Cultural Activities:

  • Clubs (dinner/gourmet club, card groups, craft clubs, book clubs)
  • Companionship
  • Friendly calls/check-in
  • Individual and group trips
  • Social gatherings and events

How much does it cost?

Monthly Memberships:

Single Membership- $45/month

Household Membership- $70/month

Sign up as a household and get more than 20% off-- only $35/member

 

Annual Memberships:

Sign up for a full year and get one month free!

Annual Single Membership- $495/year-- only $41.25/member

Annual Household Membership- $770/year-- only $32/member

 

To compare, without the Village, $45 would buy: 

3 Uber rides

- average $15 per ride for 5-10 miles each

3 Dog walks

- average $15-$25 per 30-minute walk

4 Prepared meals

- $12 per meal average

22 Minutes of tech support 

-$120 per hour average

 

Who performs these services?

Vetted community volunteers who are willing and able to pay it forward. To ensure comfort and assurance for those receiving services, we vet our volunteers. A background check of public records is done for each volunteer, and all volunteers who drive must be licensed and insured.

 

If volunteers are doing the work, why is there a cost for members?

We're glad you asked. The member fees pay for the cost of the software (Helpful Village) and contribute to expenses associated with program events, parties, training, and administration of the Vibrant Village at Sorrento. 

 

GoodLife Innovations and Vibrant Village are 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organizations. Although the membership fees are not sufficient to cover all costs, we routinely seek and receive external funding to support operational costs. If you are interested in contributing to the cause, gifts can be made at any time. Donations can be made by calling GoodLife at (913) 292-4091. To request a donation form or  on the website, click here.

 

How do I request a service?

Helping people ask for help: Members can click or call to request a service or activity (atleast 24 hours in advance), knowing that neighbors have already indicated they would be happy to help in these specific ways. 

 

Helping helpful people help: Helping is most rewarding when using your favorite skills to assist. Finding the people who need your kind of help is more likely when you consider the whole Sorrento community. Helping find those matches and connecting the two of you is our favorite skill. For more information on becoming a volunteer, click here.

 

How do I sign up? 

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member, please email vibrantvillagekc@mygoodlife.org or call (913) 292-4091.

 

How can I help?

What do you love to do? Whether you are a people-person or enjoy behind-the-scenes work, there's a place for you and your talents. If you're not ready to join today, consider making a charitable donation to Vibrant Village so that the Village will be there when you need it. Donations can be made on the website or by calling the village at (913) 292-4091 to request a donation form.