The Village Network of Petaluma is a "volunteer first" network of support. However, if no volunteer is available or qualified to respond to a specific request, we will refer members to pre-screened service providers. With a call to us, members can be provided with referrals to specific community organizations who already provide these services, to service providers handling such services as plumbing problems, installation of grab bars, alternative healthcare, provision of more frequent homecare or nursing care, home organizing or downsizing - and much more. Many of these service providers will be willing to offer their services at a discount to Village members.
The Village will pre-screen all providers and follow up with member evaluations of the service. Screened providers are encouraged to offer a discount, as we expect the Village Network to grow and provide a reliable source of customers.
While we intend to be a “volunteer-first” organization, certain needs require the services of a professional provider. Who wants to choose a service from the phone book or the Internet, not knowing the provider or the quality of his or her work? Most of us would prefer that a friend or other trusted source recommend service providers. We intend our Village to be that trusted source. Building upon the recommendations of our members and volunteers, we will build a network of preferred service providers, saving time and disappointment.
Examples of professional services can include:
- Home repair and home modification
- Home health care to provide support with the activities of daily living
- Computer trouble- shooting or repair
- Realtors to work with people interested in downsizing
- And much more...
To insure a high quality of work, reliability and integrity, each provider will have license and reference checks. Some providers may offer discounts for their services to Village Network of Petaluma members.
After completion of the work, follow up calls will be made to the member to ensure that the services provided have been of the highest quality.
If you are a service provider interested in becoming part of our network, please contact us. Priority will be given to vendors recommended by Village volunteers and members.