United Way Volunteer Connection Listings

United Way of Northwest Vermont – Volunteer Connection Listings

Week November 26, 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.

FRIENDLY VISITS – Cathedral Square is looking for volunteers to share time with two special seniors: a woman living independently in Shelburne would enjoy visits from another female. Due to mobility issues, she has difficulty getting out to socialize but could benefit from joining the volunteer on outings, when possible. Flexible scheduling. Also, a gentleman living in South Burlington would appreciate a home-cooked meal. He would welcome a volunteer who could visit a few times a month, prepare meals to be put in the freezer, chat and listen with him to his diverse music collection. Contact Beth Alpert at 859-8819 or email alpert@cathedralsquare.org.

LINEN ASSISTANT – Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Williston needs a volunteer to assist in their linen department on Sunday afternoons. Tasks include clearing out empty hangers, tidying up displays, and organizing items. 1-3 hours weekly. Volunteers will receive 20% off at the store! Contact Allison DeVoe at 318-7533 or email adevoe@vermonthabitat.org.

SCORING POINTS – City of Winooski is seeking a volunteer youth Basketball Coach for their Saturday morning skill-development program for children in grades K-6. The program teaches the fundamentals of the game and practice dribbling, passing, and shooting skills through drills and mini-games. To apply, visit www.winooskivt.org/volunteer.

PRECIOUS TIME – Bayada Hospice invites volunteers to share time with their terminally ill patients. Hold a hand, sing a song, read a story, share a hobby, share a memory. 30 minutes of your time can make a huge difference! Interview and background check required. Contact Beverly Hill at 448-1610 or email bhill2@bayada.com.

STORY TIME – Fletcher Free Library is looking for volunteers to bring Story Time to home child cares in Burlington to help improve kindergarten readiness. Bring stories, music, and educational fund and build a lasting relationship! Contact Rebecca Goldberg at 865-7216 or email rgoldberg@Burlingtonvt.gov.

A SPECIAL WALK – Alzheimer’s Association is planning its Walk to End Alzheimer’s event and is looking for volunteers to serve on the Planning Committee. Members can help recruit teams, get Walk materials out to the community, secure sponsorships, and/or focus on event production. Contact Jane Mitchell at 316-3839, Ext. 8013 or email vtwalk@alz.org.

TIED WITH A BOW – Vermont CARES needs volunteers to wrap gifts for donations at the Burlington Town Center beginning Friday December 14th. Shifts are 3 hours and can accommodate 3-4 volunteers per shift. Contact Theresa Vezina at 863-2437, Ext. 3 or email Theresa@vtcares.org.

SAFE & WARM – Community Health Centers of Burlington needs volunteers at their low-barrier shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Volunteers help guests have access to relationships with the larger community, support guests getting settled in by showing them around, getting snacks, help with meal service at 6:30 each night, provide entertainment such as music, storytelling, conversation, etc. The Shelter offers services from November 1 through June 15 each day from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. Volunteers can commit to one shift every week or every other week. Contact Anne Leaver at aleaver@chcb.org.

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