WAVE offers both group and individual village support. Group mutual support sessions are facilitated zoom discussions about specific issues spaced across the year. They are open to all villages in the wider Washington, D.C. region at no charge. Participants share challenges and solutions to help each other. For currently scheduled mutual support zoom sessions, go HERE.
Individual village mentoring is available to WAVE members. You can check on your village’s membership status and join if needed by clicking HERE. Villages that are just starting up do not need to pay WAVE dues their first year and may request mentoring at no charge during this period.
If you are an operating village, click HERE to fill out the form to request a mentor. Villages in their start-up phase should click HERE. Just include whatever information you have about your village to help us help you, and especially tell us in your own words, at the end of the form, what your priority issues are. Someone will call you within one week to go over your needs, and we will try to connect you with a mentor within a month.
We are continually recruiting mentors who can offer help to new or established villages. We want to hear from people with diverse experience to share--on one topic or many, on a one-time basis or a more sustained basis. You decide how much you can do, and when. To become a mentor, please fill out the form HERE. You don’t need to be expert on everything; just tell us what issues you could help others with.
WAVE is partnering with the national Village to Village Network (VtVN) on mentorship. We encourage villages to join VtVN (vtvnetwork.org) to benefit from their wide range of resources and programs.