United Way Volunteer Connection Listings

 United Way of Northwest Vermont – Volunteer Connection Listings

Week of March 5, 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.

PLANT SALE – Burlington Dismas House is seeking one or two passionate gardeners to manage their 16th Annual Plant Sale. These volunteers should be able to identify perennials and enjoy working with energetic teams of volunteers. Tasks will also include helping with the marketing of the sale. 3-hour shifts (9 a.m.-Noon or 1-4 p.m.) for 4 weeks from April 25th to May 25 culminating with the sale. Contact Kim Parsons at kim@dismasofvt.org.

CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISORS –  Franklin Grand Isle Habitat for Humanity is in need of a Lead Construction Supervisor and Day Supervisors to supervise construction of two homes to be built in St. Albans this summer one or two days a week.  Contact David at 524-3501 or email executivedirector@franklingrandislehabitat.org.

ON THE RUN – RunVermont is staging its 2018 half-marathon on April 14th and is looking for volunteers who are not running to share their time and talents in many different volunteer opportunities. Volunteers receive complimentary food and drink tickets and a gift. Contact Chuck Spear at 863-8412 or email volunteer@runvermont.org.

GARDEN KEEPERS – The Partner’s Pantry at Rock Point needs help to plant, weed, harvest, and preserve food to donate to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. Volunteers must commit to a regular schedule April through October. Orientation and training provided. Contact Jackie Arbuckle at 482-5367 or JackieVT@gmail.com.

POLLINATOR DOCENTS at Rock Point are volunteers who help maintain the pollinator meadow and demonstration garden, and serve as it tour hosts and educators. Must commit to a weekly 2-3 hour shift from April through October and less often from November through March. Training is required. Contact Jackie Arbuckle at 482-5367 or JackieVT@gmail.com.

ANIMAL CARE – ECHO needs volunteers to commit to high quality animal care that is needed daily for over 55 species of animals, including fish, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Background check required. Please apply online at http://www.echovt.org/get-involved/volunteer-app.html. Only applications submitted on ECHO’s website are considered. For questions, contact Phoebe Townsend at 864-1848 ext. 116 or email volunteer@echovermont.org.

ON THE SHELF – Fletcher Free Library is looking for volunteers, age 16 and older, with good literacy and numerical skills to shelve books in their Youth Area. No experience needed. Contact Rebecca Goldberg at 865-7216 or email rgoldberg@Burlingtonvt.gov.

ON THE ROAD – Age Well is looking for volunteer drivers in Chittenden, Grand Isle, Franklin and Addison Counties to deliver hot, nutritious meals to home bound elders. Drivers pick up food at central locations and deliver to elders along a route. Volunteers also chat with elders and report any changes and/or concerns to staff. Flexible time commitments from 1 weekday a week to 1 weekday a month from about 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Background, license and insurance check required. Contact Erica Marks at 865-0360 or email emarks@agewellvt.org

Megan Bridges 861-7822 or megan@unitedwaynwvt.org