United Way Volunteer Connection Listings

 United Way of Northwest Vermont – Volunteer Connection Listings

Week December 3, 2018

By Sue Alenick, United Way Volunteer Columnist

GIVE THE GIFT OF TIME! – 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.

PACK IT UP – Vermont Youth Conservation Corps needs volunteer individuals and groups to pack winter vegetables for health care providers. Most work is inside, but be prepared for some outside chores as well. December 11, 9 a.m.—Noon and/or 1-4 p.m. Contact Ruby Bertola at 434-3969, Ext. 211, or email volunteer@vycc.org.

ACTIVITIES VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Care Partners Adult Day Center fosters the strengths and abilities of frail adults while preserving their dignity, independence and quality of life. Volunteers can assist in Activities Programs by playing a game, helping with a craft, reading a story, sharing a hobby, chit-chatting or lending a hand some other way. Flexible scheduling 2 or more hours a week. Contact Sue Chase at 527-0548, Ext. 11, or email info@carepartnersvt.org.

READ TO RESCUES – Franklin County Animal Rescue invites volunteer youth in grades 1 through 8 to read to cats to help reduce stress. Children can boost their reading skills and can choose from books on hand or bring their own favorites. A grown-up must accompany and stay with the student. Tuesday afternoons between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Contact Hadley Shannon at 524-9650 or email volunteer@fcarpets.org.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTORS – Migrant Education Program is seeking volunteer English Language Instructors to provide home-based instruction for out-of-school migrant farmworker youth ages 16-22 on Vermont farms, especially in Franklin County. A 3-month commitment is needed for weekly 1-2 hours of instruction. Volunteers must have conversational ability in Spanish and experience teaching English to speakers of other languages. Mileage reimbursement is available. Contact Sarah Braun-Hamilton at 476-2003, Ext. 11, or email sarah.braunhamilton@uvm.edu.

A DRIVING NEED – Bridges to Health needs volunteer drivers to transport migrant farmworkers to and from medical appointments throughout Chittenden and Franklin Counties. Flexible scheduling. Background check required. Contact Sarah Braun-Hamilton at 476-2003, Ext. 11, or email sarah.braunhamilton@uvm.edu.

PROVIDE A MEAL – Martha’s Kitchen invites volunteers to help prepare, cook, and serve midday meal on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Volunteers are invited to share moments with guests during that time. Contact Bob Begley at 343-5411. For general volunteering, call 802-524-9749 or email marthas802@yahoo.com.

CONSTRUCTION AND INTERIOR FINISH WORK – Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity is looking for help on both of their build sites. Join us (inside, where it’s warm!) as we tackle finish work projects and final punch lists. Volunteers must be 18+ to volunteer; all tools are supplied. To sign up, follow this link to our online calendar: https://bit.ly/2sz31MK or contact Allison DeVoe at 318-7533 or email adevoe@vermonthabitat.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.

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