Volunteering at Stanwood Camano Food Bank - Photo courtesy of Village Community Services

Volunteering at Stanwood Camano Food Bank - Photo courtesy of Village Community Services

Planning an event or meeting? This Arlington room rental helps transform lives

Village Community Services uses creative, real-world approach to teach job-readiness skills

Can the simple act of renting a room for your next meeting or get-together make a vital difference to someone experiencing challenges in your community?

It can if the room you rent is at Village Community Services in Arlington.

The Community Room - Photo courtesy of Village Community Services.

The Community Room - Photo courtesy of Village Community Services.

The center’s Community Room is a core fundraising component for Village Community Services, which provides programs and services for local people experiencing significant challenges, including intellectual, developmental, physical or mental health challenges, and people seriously impacted by generational poverty, adverse childhood experiences, drug addiction, brain injury, abuse, neglect or war, for example.

Programs are only possible through community donations and revenue ventures such as rental space. The Community Room offers a fully equipped kitchen, seats 26 people comfortably and offers a wide variety of presentation technology.

The Community Room at Village Community Services - Photo courtesy of Village Community Services.

The Community Room at Village Community Services - Photo courtesy of Village Community Services.

With flexible rental options and affordable prices, their community room is a great option for a variety of personal and business-related needs. And for a limited time only, you can mention this article and receive one free hour when you book the room for two hours or more.

Supporting people with diverse abilities

Village Community Services helps people with diverse abilities achieve their best personal potential at home, work and in the community. Programs like their Village Experience Learning Center use real-world experience to provide hands-on training in safe, comfortable environments, preparing participants for employment and more independent living through vital life skills and fun, community-focused experiences.

Learning Center clients recently visited the Marysville Community Food Bank where they worked with volunteers and staff members to prepare food boxes, learning organizational skills, following directions and working cooperatively to accomplish a task. They also visited Stanwood Camano Food Bank, where Village Experience Learning Center participants worked alongside program staff and other volunteers to plant community garden beds.

Village Experience Learning Center participants volunteering at Marysville Community Food Bank. - Photo courtesy of Village Community Services.

Village Experience Learning Center participants volunteering at Marysville Community Food Bank. - Photo courtesy of Village Community Services.

Through these fun, hands-on learning experiences, Village Community Learning Center participants improve their stamina, confidence, communication and task completion skills. These are important, transferable skills essential for success at home and in the workplace, and learning them in real-world environments helps ensure long term success.

To learn more about Village Community Services and about renting their Community Room, visit villagecommunitysvcs.org .

They’re also currently hiring for a variety of positions – click here to apply today and don’t forget to sign up for their mailing list (at the bottom of website) to stay up to date about their coming events and programming.

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