United Way of Northwest Vermont – Volunteer Connection Listings
Week of April 23, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-1677.
PITCHIN’ IN – Lund is looking for volunteers for their “Pitchin’ for a Purpose” Cornhole Tournament on May 12th at Burlington International Airport. Tasks include set-up, check-in, silent auction, Derby, Kids’ zone, etc. Shifts from 7 a.m. through late afternoon. Contact Julie Richards at 864-7467, Ext. 2028, or email email@example.com.
DONATED BOOKS VOLUNTEER – ReSOURCE receives a tremendous quantity of books each week and is looking for an organized, book-loving individual to help update and continually replenish the donated books section of the retail store. Help sort and assess quality of books, maintain a clean, stocked and well-organized book section. Several other volunteer opportunities available. Contact Carly Gilligan at 658-4143 Ext. 352 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Farm at VYCC in Richmond’s Health Care Share project provides CSA shares to food insecure families. Volunteers are needed through the summer to help. Spring work includes seeding plants, constructing greenhouses and hoop houses, preparing fields and transplanting veggies. This is a great large-group project. Schedule a time by calling Ruby Bertola at email@example.com.
SPRING CLEAN-UP – ANEW Place is seeking volunteers to help clean up after renovations due to a flood this past winter. There are projects for groups of any number that are willing to get a little dirty to help. Projects include deep cleaning, washing and repainting walls, hauling old furniture, yard clean up and more. Contact Katie Ballard at 862-9879, Ext. 1006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOLLARS AND SENSE – Vermont Business and Professional Women is inviting members of the Franklin Grand Isle Counties’ business community to volunteer at the first Financial Literacy Day at Missisquoi Valley Union High School on May 3rd from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Volunteers will be asked to staff the 17 booths offering hands-on experience in financial planning, goal setting, decision-making, and career selection. Students will learn how to complete a checkbook register and navigate real life financial situation. They will also receive a personal profile. Contact Marilyn Grunewald, at 527-8237 or email email@example.com.
CROSSING GUARDS NEEDED – City of Winooski is looking for volunteers to serve as crossing guards from 5:30-7:30 p.m. during special events such as Winooski Wednesday, Halloween, etc. Training and equipment (vests, flashlights) provided prior to events. Contact Aphaia Lambert-Harper at 655-6410, Ext. 12, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOIN THE OFFICE FORCE – VNA of Chittenden and Grand isle Counties needs a friendly volunteer to work a minimum of 3 hours a day, two to three days a week in their Colchester office. A professional phone manner is needed to place follow-up calls to new patients. A working knowledge of Word and Excel is needed. Background check required. Contact Mary Hegarty at 860-4436 or email email@example.com.
MAKE IT SPECIAL – Special Olympics Vermont is planning a UCSS Bocce Tournament on June 1, from 8:30 a.m., at UVM’s Virtue Field. Volunteers are needed to help set up the court, keep score, take measurements, and monitor the clock. Contact Kaila Krouse at 863-3911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Megan Bridges, 861-7822 or email@example.com