United Way Volunteer Connection Listings

United Way of Northwest Vermont – Volunteer Connection Listings

Week of May 21, 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.

ON PARADE – Essex Parade Committee is in need of volunteers for the Essex Memorial Day parade on May 26th from 8 a.m.- Noon. Volunteers can marshal and walk with the parade, help with parade lineup at the Fair Grounds, help with setup and cleanup, parking, and more. A great activity for individuals, families and groups to hone veterans and their families. Contact Caroline Ashley at 878-4671 or email essexparade@gmail.com.

A DRIVING NEED – Spectrum Youth & Family Services hosts a number of youths who are interested in learning to drive but need someone to teach them. A vehicle is available for the volunteer’s use. If you have experience teaching folks to drive and have a clean driving record, please help these young people learn this important skill. Background check required. Contact Stephanie Ball at 864-7423, Ext. 321, or email sball@spectrumvt.org.

TURNING THE PAGES – ReSOURCE receives lots of donated books each week and is in need of a book-loving volunteer to help update and replenish the book section of their retail store. Tasks include sorting and assessing the worth of donated books, maintaining the book section of the store, and working with staff to create a new system for organizing, displaying and discounting books. Contact Carly Gilligan at 658-4143, Ext. 352, or email volunteer@resourcevt.org.

A FRIENDLY GREETING – Ethan Allen Homestead invites friendly, outgoing volunteers to serve as greeters at the museum and provide them with tickets for the guided tour. Volunteers may also serve in the gift shop as well. Tour Guides are also needed to take visitors on tour of the Homestead and share Vermont’s frontier history. Training is provided. Contact Dan O’Neil at 865-4556 or email ethanallenhomestead@gmail.com.

IN THE GARDEN – Rock Point is seeking volunteers to help plan, weed, harvest and preserve food for The Partners’ Pantry and the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. Volunteers should be comfortable with a regular schedule through October. Training provided. Contact Jackie Arbuckle at 482-5367 or email JackieVT@gmail.com.

IN ANOTHER GARDEN – Howard Center is looking for volunteers with gardening knowledge to help with spring cleanup and mulching at three locations. They are also looking for a gardener to maintain the gardens monthly throughout the summer, 4-6 hours a month. Contact Denise Vignoe at 488-6912 or email dvignoe@howardcenter.org.

LUNCH & LEARN – City of Winooski connects new American seniors to services and community resources through its Lunch & Learn Program. Volunteers are invited to join them for Tai Chi, socializing, arts/crafts, and a delicious lunch while helping to support the program and engage visitors in the process. Contact Aphaia Lambert-Harper at 655-6410, Ext. 12, or email volunteer@winooskivt.org.

SPEND THE NIGHT – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Burlington needs weekend/holiday overnight Relief Managers to provide caring support to guest families. Volunteers also take guest referrals, perform registration tasks, answer the phone, and act as a resource person during their overnight shift. Fridays from 9 p.m. to Saturday noon or Saturdays from 6 p.m. to Sunday noon. Volunteers are asked to a shift 4-6 times a year. Contact Deanna Cameron at 862-4943 or email deanna@rmhcvt.org.

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