I think a 'village' is what you make it- for some it includes family, friends and neighbours, for others it's daycare.
We are lucky that we have DH's parents to help out if we need it. During the day we are happy to consider it, but not night time. They are getting old. MIL is almost always ill (asthmatic with emphysema, smoked for 45 years) and FIL has had a few strokes and while great with the kids, he is prone to periods of confusion.
BIL has his own kid and major marital problems, so can't ask him.
The kids' mother LOVES offering to help us out, and we took the offer once... never again. She still holds it over our heads- it was 1 hour, 4 years ago! Yet we help her out weekly.
I guess we don't really have a village, but if excrement hits the rotating blades, we have back-up.