United Way Volunteer Connection Listings

 United Way of Northwest Vermont – Volunteer Connection Listings

Week of October 1, 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.orgor 860-1677.

PHON-A-THON – Burlington Dismas House needs volunteers to help raise funds by preparing donor letters during their annual Phone-A-Thon on November 12-14, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at St. Michael’s College. Dinner provided. Contact Zoe Bishop at 658-0381 or email zoe@dismasofvt.org.

VERMONT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, a 3-day celebration of the many cultures that comprise our community is seeking volunteers, November 30-December 2, to help set up at the Expo Center, sell entrance tickets, staff craft booths, and various other tasks. Flexible scheduling between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Contact April Werner at 863-6713 or email lapril@vpal.us.org.

CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT, Milton Family Community Center needs volunteers on Saturday, October 6th for their Open House and first-time ever Corn Hole Tournament. Help is needed for tournament registration, score-keeping, and rule reinforcement. Volunteers are also needed at the food table. Contact Vikki Patterson at 893-1457 or email vpatterson@miltonfamilycenter.org.

TECH BUDDIES – City of Winooski is looking for volunteer Tech Buddies to help seniors navigate technology through hand’s on teaching and assistance. A wonderful opportunity for youth, age 16 and over, and adults to share their technology proficiency! Contact Olivia Miller at 655-6410, Ext. 12, or email volunteer@winooskivt.org.

FAMILY PLAY – The Janet S. Munt Family Room invites volunteers to participate in the popular, diverse and wonderfully energetic drop-in Family Play program. Volunteers can introduce arts & crafts, engage in tutoring ESL students, help prepare meals, and more. Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, from 9 a.m. Orientation provided. Contact Emily Merrill at 862-2121 or email emily@thefamilyroomvt.org.

DONATIONS PROCESSING – The Green Mountain Habitat ReStore needs volunteer help to unload incoming donations, clean, test, sort and price items, and occasionally research donations. Flexible scheduling until 6 p.m. on weekdays and 5 p.m. on weekends. Regular volunteers enjoy 20% off ReStore items! Contact Allison DeVoe at 318-7533 or email adevoe@vermonthabitat.org.

PARK STEWARDSHIP – Winooski Valley Park District is in need of volunteer help on various projects in their 18 natural areas. Projects can range from trail work, removal of invasive species, riparian plantings, landscaping, public education and much more. A great family or group opportunity! Contact Timothy Larned at 863-5744 or email timlarned@wvpd.org.

GLEANING – Two local groups are looking for volunteers to glean and rescue fresh food from farms to be distributed to individuals, families and agencies. Enjoy a lovely fall day outdoors on your own or with family, friends, or co-workers! Vermont Food Bank: Help harvest excess produce or “seconds” at area farms. Contact Kate Steward at 477-4121, Ext. 1121. Intervale Center: Glean and rescue fresh food from Intervale and other farms to be packaged into weekly free food shares. Contact Carolyn Zeller at 660-0440, Ext. 101, or email carolyn@intervale.org.

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