Neighbors Helping Neighbors


We know that some of our neighbors need extra help as they age in place.

We also know that Bowie has many able-bodied retirees, civic organization members, and young people who are looking for ways to give back to their community.

The Community Services Department facilitates a program to match these two groups. We call the program “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” This program is designed to bridge the gap between elderly (65+) and disabled residents and adults and organizations looking for ways to reach out and help someone in need. This is strictly a volunteer program. More information is included in the application forms.

Helping During the Pandemic

  • Vaccine Appointment Navigators Needed

The City of Bowie Neighbors Helping Neighbors program is looking for volunteers to serve as Navigators and assist seniors who may be having difficulty pre-registering for their COVID vaccination or scheduling an appointment.  Navigators must have their own computer and internet connection and be willing to use their own phone to call seniors.  If you are interested, please complete a Neighbors Helping Neighbors application at  If you have any questions, please contact Lori Cunningham at

  • Grocery and Pharmacy Help

Our other focus during COVID-19, is on essential needs  - grocery shopping and pharmacy pickup requests. If you would like to volunteer to assist seniors during COVID-19 or if you need help, please contact Lori Cunningham at or 240-544–5601.

To Apply

After the Pandemic

When life returns to normal after the pandemic, the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program will resume its original purpose of helping elderly and disabled residents with some household tasks by matching them up with community volunteers willing to do some chores around the house or yard.