United Way Volunteer Connection Listings

 United Way of Northwest Vermont – Volunteer Connection Listings

Week of February 12, 2018

By Sue Alenick, United Way Volunteer Columnist

LEND A HAND. VOLUNTEER – United Way of Northwest Vermont’s mobile-friendly Volunteer Connection connects you to hundreds of local volunteer needs. Search by age, date, county, interests or causes that are important to you. Stay connected to community needs. Go to www.unitedwaynwvt.galaxydigital.com or contact us at volctr@unitedwaynwvt.org or 860-1677.

CURLING CHALLENGE – Howard Center is looking for volunteers to help at the 9th Annual Curling Challenge fundraiser at Cairns Arena in South Burlington. Two people are needed on Friday, 3/9 to help unload supplies. During the event on Saturday, 3/10, three-hour shifts include set up, meeting & greeting, refreshments, ice monitoring and clean up. All volunteers receive a complimentary t-shirt and refreshments. Contact Denise Vignoe at 488-6912 or dvignoe@howardcenter.org.

CARING SUPPORT – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Burlington needs In House Staff Volunteers to provide support to guest families, take guest referrals, register and check-out guests, answer phones, refer resources and welcome donations from the community. Volunteers occasionally help with light housekeeping tasks. Contact Deanna Cameron at 862-4943 or deanna@rmhcvt.org.

RESTORE – Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity ReStore is looking for volunteers to fill shifts on Wednesdays, 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 one-time opportunities. Contact Allison DeVoe at 318-7533 or email adevoe@vermonthabitat.org.

LIBRARY YOUTH HANGOUT BUDDIES – City of Winooski is looking for volunteers to engage and support Winooski’s youth alongside the Youth Meals Program. Tuesday – Thursday 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. Contact Aphaia Lambert-Harper at 655-6410, Ext. 12, or email volunteer@winooskivt.org.

CHILD CARE – Lund has need of volunteers to provide morning child care, weekdays from 7-9 a.m. and weekends from 8:30-10 a.m. while moms attend meetings. Volunteers should be able to commit to a regular schedule. There is also a need for evening child care, Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Children range from 9 months to 5 years old. Background check required. Contact Julie Richards at 864-7467, Ext. 2028 or email julier@lundvt.org.

READ TO THEM! – Champlain Valley Head Start will welcome volunteers with a love of reading and children to share books with kids once or twice a week in Head Start classrooms in Colchester, Burlington, Swanton, St. Albans, Essex, Winooski, and Middlebury. All ages welcome, and readers 55 and over are especially encouraged. Background check required. Contact Kelley Newell at 651-4180, Ext. 210, or email knewell@cvoeo.org.

FAMILY PLAY – The Janet S. Munt Family Room invited volunteers to share the fun in the popular, diverse and energetic drop-in Family Play program. Volunteers and help facilitate play with parents and children, introduce arts & crafts projects, tutor ESL students, help with general cleaning, or use their culinary skills to prepare a meal. Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings. Contact Emily Merrill at 862-2121 or email Emily@thefamilyroomvt.org.

SENIOR COMPANIONS – Vermont Senior Companion Program is seeking income eligible volunteers to provide companionship and assistance to older Vermonters through friendly visits and some help with errands and shopping. Senior Companions are required to volunteer for 15 hours a week, for which they receive a non-taxable stipend, mileage reimbursement and paid holiday, sick, and vacation time. Companions needed in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. Background check required. Contact Erica Marks at 662-5249 or email emarks@agewellvt.org.

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