United Way Volunteer Connection Listings

United Way of Northwest Vermont – Volunteer Connection Listings

Week of April 16, 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.

BOOKMOBILE – The Franklin Grand Isle Bookmobile visits preschools, childcare providers and individual families in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties bringing story time activities, resources, songs, laughter, and, of course, books. They are looking for an Assistant Librarian who would enjoy performing story time activities, teaching a vocabulary word, and reading a story to eager youngsters. Volunteers can also help children select books, sort and reshelf books, and keep track of simple data. Contact Deb Grennon at 868-5077 or email fgibookmobile@yahoo.com.

TECH BUDDIES – City of Winooski is looking for volunteer Tech Buddies to help seniors navigate technology through hands-on teaching and assistance. A great volunteer opportunity for young techies! Contact Aphaia Lambert-Harper at 655-6410, Ext. 12, or email volunteer@winooskivt.org.

LUNCH AND LEARN – City of Winooski’s Lunch & Learn Program connects new American seniors to services and community resources. Volunteers are invited to help support the program and engage visitors in activities such as Tai Chi, arts and crafts, and a delicious lunch. Contact Aphaia Lambert-Harper at 655-6410, Ext. 12, or email volunteer@winooskivt.org.

MAKE ITSPECIAL – Special Olympics Vermont is gearing up for its Vermont Unified Champion Schools Basketball Tournament on May 4th at Castleton University. Volunteers can help make this event special by serving as scorekeepers, timers, awards and licensed officials. Morning and afternoon shifts available. Contact Kaila Krouse at 863-3911 or email kkrause@vtso.org.

ON TOUR – Ethan Allen Homestead is in need of Tour Guides to help bring the museum to life for visitors. Guides take visitors on tours of the Homestead and share Vermont’s frontier history. Training is provided. The Museum is also looking for greeters to welcome guests and provide them with tickets for the guided tour. Contact Dan O’Neil at 865-4556 or email ethanallenhomestead@gmail.com.

GREEN THUMBS NEEDED – Burlington Dismas House is seeking volunteers to help fill pots with transplants for its 16th Annual Plan Sale. Flexible morning and afternoons shifts from April 27ththrough May 22nd. Contact Zoe at 658-0381 or email zoe@dismasofvt.org.

WALK FOR THOUGHT – Brain Injury Association of Vermont is looking for volunteers to help at their 16th Annual “Walk for Thought,” Saturday, May 19th between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tasks include registration, picking up donated food/beverages and other donated items, decoration, signage, and more. Contact Jessica Leal at 856-1772 or support1@biavt.org.

MARATHON – It’s Vermont City Marathon & Relay time again, and RunVermont is looking for corporate groups, non-profit groups, sports teams, students, church groups and families to help make this 30th annual event a great success. Shifts are available throughout May and on race day May 27th. Volunteers receive an official t-shirt and a ticket for Lake Monsters opening day! Contact Chuck Spear at 863-8412 or email volunteer@runvermont.org.

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