United Way Volunteer Listings

 United Way of Northwest Vermont – Volunteer Connection Listings

Week of December 11, 2017

 By Sue Alenick, United Way Volunteer Columnist

GIVE THE GIFT OF TIME! United Way of Northwest Vermont’s mobile-friendly Volunteer Connection search platform connects you to hundreds of volunteer needs with local nonprofits. Go to www.unitedwaynwvt.galaxydigital.com or contact us at volctr@unitedwaynwvt.org or 860-1677 to find a more needs.

REFRESHMENTS, TOO! – Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce has need of volunteers to help stuff their bi-monthly newsletters. Come in from 8:30-11 a.m. on January 30th and prepare the mailing over coffee and doughnuts! Contact Victoria Colarusso at 864-3489, Ext. 201 or email Victoria@vermont.org.

MAILING LIST – Vermont Rail Action Network is upgrading its website and supporter contact list and needs volunteers with strong computer skills and access to a home computer to edit data in spreadsheets. They will provide the information and show you how to get started, and you can work one your own time and schedule. Contact Larry Lewack at 598-1577 or email larry@railvermont.org.

CHILDCARE – Prevent Child Abuse Vermont is offering a 14-week program of Nurturing Skills for Families, in Milton. The group meets weekly on Tuesday evening from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and is in need of volunteers to engage children in healthy, fun activities while their adults learn. Through mid-February. Stipend available. Background check required. Contact Heather Niquette at 229-5724 or email hniquette@pcavt.org.

CHRISTMAS MEAL – Burlington Dismas House is seeking volunteers to prepare a dish and join them for their Christmas meal at their Burlington and Winooski houses on December 25, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. A chance to share the holiday with a grateful group of folks! In Burlington, contact Zoe Bishop at 658-0381 or email zoe@dismasofvt.org. In Winooski, contact Sue Drolette at 655-0300 or email sue@dismasofvt.org.

ReStore – Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity ReStore is looking for volunteers to fill shifts on Wednesday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Come for a few hours, a few days, weekly, monthly, any time! Court ordered community service, high school and college students, and those just looking to become involved in the community are always welcome! Volunteer groups (businesses, sports teams, etc.) can be scheduled for the upcoming Winter for one-time opportunities.  Contact Allison DeVoe at 318-7533 or email adevoe@vermonthabitat.org.

WRAP IT UP – Vermont CARES is seeking donors to wrap presents for donations in the former FYE shop at the Burlington Town Center beginning on Friday, December 15th. Three-hour shifts can accommodate 5 to 6 volunteers. Volunteers can also serve as greeters and help manage all the tasks the project entails. For information, email peter@vtcares.org.

FIRST NIGHT! – First Night Burlington invites volunteers to help make this traditional celebration of creativity and community spirit happen. Volunteers can serve as Site Assistants (check buttons, guide crowds in and out of performances, etc.), Button Sellers (at downtown sales sites), Art Assistants (to help children and their families create masterpieces), Office Assistants, Shuttle Assistant (at the UVM Gutterson Parking Lot), or Dancing Dragons (in costume with friends, family or co-workers). Contact Muffie Milens at 863-6005 or email muffie@firstnightburlington.com.

Megan Bridges, 861-7822 or megan@unitedwaynwvt.org