United Way Volunteer Connection Listings

 United Way of Northwest Vermont – Volunteer Connection Listings

Week June 11, 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.

SHOP & DROP – Cathedral Square invites volunteers to shop at the Williston Food Shelf and then drop the items at a senior’s home and spend a few minutes visiting with someone who would love the company! The Food Shelf is open Thursday and Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. Volunteers are also needed to do some good old fashioned dusting at senior living in Williston. Contact Beth Alpert at 859-8819 or email alpert@cathedralsquare.org.

FIGHTING HUNGER – Vermont Food Bank is looking for volunteers to sign up to volunteer at this year’s Point to Point, the cycling and running fundraising event on Saturday, August 11th. Volunteers can help at the registration table, food truck village, information booth, family fun zone, or rest stops along the courses. Volunteers receive complimentary snacks and an event-shirt. Contact Kate Steward at 477-4121, Ext. 1121, or email volunteer@vtfoodbank.org.

INTERNS NEEDED – ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is seeking interns with an interest in Science, Ecology, and clean water. Interns may create a video to highlight the Open Door program for under-served communities, weigh and feed turtles, guide children exploring the wonders of moose and bears, participate in the design of interactive exhibits, and more. Weekday and weekend volunteers are needed in all departments! Contact Phoebe Townsend at 864-1848, Ext. 116, or email volunteer@echovermont.org.

VOICE OVER – Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity is searching for a volunteer theatrical or voice professional to help craft their in-store advertisements and re-record their voicemail tree. A unique opportunity to support a local cause! Contact Allison DeVoe at 318-7533 or email adevoe@vermonthabitat.org.

MEAL PREP – Prevent Child Abuse Vermont needs help feeding families participating in their parenting groups. They will provide the ingredients and need volunteers to prep meals that can easily be frozen and later warmed up in a crockpot or oven. Contact Heather Niquette at 229-5724 or email hniquette@pcavt.org.

CANTEEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – American Red Cross Blood Services is in need of Canteen volunteers at the Red Cross Blood Center. Volunteers welcome donors, serve refreshments, chat with donors, and alert staff if a donor is not feeling well. Training provided. Flexible 2-4 hour shifts during center hours. Background check required. Contact Alice Drislane 497-6807 or email Alice.Drislane@redcross.org.

GUEST CHEF – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Burlington needs volunteers to make cookies, prepare a dessert or plan & prepare a dinner meal for guest families. Volunteers can bring ingredients and work in the Ronald McDonald House well-equipped kitchen. Contact Deanna Cameron at 862-4943 or email deanna@rmhcvt.org.

SUBSTITUTE COOKS NEEDED – Burlington and Winooski Dismas House are looking for substitute volunteer cooks to fill in when there are cancellations among regular volunteers. Individuals, families or civic groups may bring prepared food or bring groceries and cook in the house kitchens and then join residents and share the dinner with them. In Burlington, contact Zoe Bishop at 658-0381, email zoe@dismasofvt.org. In Winooski, contact Sue Drolette at 655-0300, email sue@dismasofvt.org.

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