United Way Volunteer Connection Listings

 United Way of Northwest Vermont – Volunteer Connection Listings

Week of February 26, 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 preparing for its 9th Annual Curling Challenge at Cairns Arena in South Burlington on Friday, March 9th and Saturday, March 10thOn Friday, from 4-6 p.m. they need volunteers to help unload their vans (tables, chairs and supplies), and on Saturday, they need volunteers in shifts from 7-10 a.m.10 a.m.-1 p.m.1-4 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. to help with set up, meeting and greeting, refreshments, and more. Volunteers receive a Challenge T-shirt and refreshments! Contact Denise Vignoe at 488-6912 or email dvignoe@howardcenter.org.

MARDI GRAS! – It’s time for Magic Hat’s Mardi Gras Parade benefitting the Vermont Foodbank, and they are in need of volunteers to help keep the parade route safe, walk beside floats, sell Mardi Gras swag and more. Volunteers will be rewarded with a Mardi Gras T-shirt, snacks, and a great day. March 10th, shifts between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Contact Kate Steward at 477-4121, Ext. 1121, or email volunteer@vtfoodbank.org.

HOSPICE TRAINING – Franklin County Home Health Agency will begin hospice training on March 6th at 5 p.m. for volunteers 18 years of age and older. Hospice volunteers provide caregiver respite, assist with Agency events, serve as companions, and help to enhance the quality of end-of-life care. 8 training sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m. A $35.00 fee will cover course materials, binder and certification of completions. For information and to register, contact Nancy Dulude at 393-6721.

INTERNSHIPS – ReSOURCE Burlington’s Household Goods Store is offering volunteers interested in retail and social media marketing the opportunity to gain hands on experience in a busy non-profit organization. Tasks for the Marketing and Social Media Intern include social media campaigns, marketing of store sales and events, assisting in planning and implementation of store events, outreach and marketing to local colleges. Volunteers should have experience with multiple social media platforms, experience with Adobe Suite for graphics production and be skilled in the use of a digital camera. Flexible scheduling, a minimum of 8 hours a week. Other internships are available as well. Contact ReSOURCE Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@resourcevt.org.

SUBSTITUTE COOKS NEEDED – Burlington and Winooski Dismas House is in need of volunteers to serve as Substitute Cooks when cancellations arise among regular volunteers. Volunteers may be individuals, families or civic groups and will be asked to prepared dinner for up to 10 residents, a staff member and the volunteers themselves. Food may be brought already prepared or volunteers may bring groceries and cook in the houses’ kitchens. In Burlington, contact Zoe Bishop at 658-0381 or email zoe@dismasofvt.org. In Winooski, contact Sue Drollette at 655-0300 or email sue@dismasofvt.org.

CHILD PLAY – The Janet S. Munt Family Room in collaboration with the Lund Center is offering Strong Families, a multi-week program of parent education for those with children from infancy to 5 years old with a concurrent children’s program. They are seeking volunteers to support children’s play along with their staff.  Orientation and background check required. Contact Emily Merrill at 862-2121 or email emily@thefamilyroomvt.org.

A NEW START – ANEW Place offers services for the homeless to provide the tools for lifelong change so that each person may start anew. They are looking for volunteers to provide a meal for up to 20 homeless guests. For information, contact Katie Ballard at 862-9879, Ext. 1006, or email Katie@anewplacevt.org.

Megan Bridges 861-7822 or megan@unitedwaynwvt.org