Martha's Vineyard Community Services has announced that Care for Community, the Island's volunteer coordination program, has transitioned to Martha’s Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative.

Care for Community was founded in March in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, pairing local volunteers with community organizations that depend on volunteers for their daily operations.

In its first two months, according to the announcement, the program had more than 300 Islanders sign up to volunteer and paired more than 130 qualified volunteers with 14 Island organizations.

“Our team saw the need and created the platform in a matter of days--with an overwhelmingly positive response,” MVCS Director of Development and Communications Barbara Bellissimo said in a statement. 

“Earlier this fall we began conversations with the MV Nonprofit Collaborative to gauge their interest in inheriting the program, given its natural fit with their mission. They enthusiastically took it on and we are incredibly grateful for their ongoing support of Island nonprofits.”

The new website Care for Community, which includes forms for both volunteers and Island organizations to match them with, can be found at: