United Way Volunteer Connection Listings

 United Way of Northwest Vermont – Volunteer Connection Listings

Week of September 17, 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.

MAKE THE CONNECTION –Connecting Youth Mentoring serves 5th through 12th graders who want some extra adult attention. Charlotte Central School is looking for mentors to spend a regularly scheduled hour with a student mentee each week while school is in session at the Middle School and to meet 4 or more hours a month in the community at the high school level. Mentor training and support is provided. Background check required. Minimum one-year commitment. Contact Christine Lloyd-Newberry at 985-1931 or email cnewberry@cvsdvt.org.

MAKE THE DELIVERY – Age Well is looking for volunteers in Burlington, South Burlington, Essex and surrounding areas to deliver Meals on Wheels once week or once a month, whatever works best for you. Individuals, organizations and businesses are invited to donate a day to delivering meals and providing that friendly knock on the door that so many look forward to. Contact Erica Marks at 802-662-5249 or email volunteers@agewellvt.org.

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Franklin County Home Health Agency is seeking hospice volunteers to provide respite for family members and companionship for people at the end of life. Training is provided at the St. Albans office beginning September 20, from 5-8 p.m. Contact Nancy Dulude at 393-6721.

KEEPING THE HOUSE – Ronald McDonald House Charities is in need of House Volunteers and Overnight Weekend Volunteers at Ronald McDonald House in Burlington. House volunteers help cover house operations including refreshing rooms, taking reservations, answering phones, etc. Three-hour shifts. Overnight weekend volunteers cover the overnight shifts on Friday and Saturdaynights. Contact Marcia Stone at 862-4943 or email Marcia@rmhcvt.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS – Shelburne Museum invites volunteers to assist staff with their large-scale special events including Haunted Happenings, Family Days and Deck the Halls. Volunteers greet and orient visitors to the events, sell and collect tickets, assist with crafts and activities for children and families, and more. Contact Katharine Noiva at 985-0865 or email volunteer@shelburnemuseum.org.

INFORMATION PLEASE – Essex CHIPS is looking for a skilled, supportive volunteer to provide TeenLine Information and Referral services to youth and/or their families. Tasks include handling various types of calls seeking youth services and programs, maintaining caller data, providing referrals to callers, assisting with TeenLine Youth Food Shelf and outreach efforts as needed. Minimum 4 hours a week on a flexible schedule. Contact Aubrey Robinson at 878-6982, Ext. 107.

MENTOR! MENTOR! – Spectrum Youth & Family Services is in need of mentors, particularly male identified mentors, LGBTQ+ mentors and mentors of color for youth who can benefit from another healthy adult in their lives. If you enjoy having fun, are over 21, and have reliable transportation, dedicate 4 hours a month for a year to a worthy young person. Activities include hiking, biking, sporting events, crafts and much more! Contact Stephanie Ball at 864-7423, Ext. 321, or email sball@spectrumvt.org.

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