United Way of Northwest Vermont – Volunteer Connection Listings – 12/24

United Way of Northwest Vermont – Volunteer Connection Listings

Week December 24, 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.

HAPPINESS KNOCKS – Age Well invites volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels and share a few moments with the grateful recipients. Delivery is typically between 9:30 and 11:45 a.m., and time commitments may be once a week or once a month, whatever works best for you. Organizations and businesses who can donate a day are encouraged to volunteers! Contact Erica Marks at 802-662-5249 or email volunteers@agewellvt.org.

DO DROP IN – Sara Holbrook Community Center is looking for volunteers to spend some time with kids at the Drop In Center at Robert Miller Community Recreation Center in the New North End. Shoot baskets, help with homework, do a craft project, or just hang out and get to know the kids. Flexible scheduling after school on weekdays. Contact Vicky Senni at 862-6324 or email vsenni@saraholbrookcc.org.

SELLING THE GOODS – ReSource is in need of volunteers to assist in their Household Goods Store. Tasks include stocking and organizing donations, sorting holiday items, labeling books and media, maintaining a clean retail space, and more. Flexible scheduling. Contact Carly Gilligan at 658-4143, Ext. 352, or email volunteer@resourcevt.org.

ENRICHING LIVES – Community Health Centers of Burlington need volunteers at their Low-Barrier Shelter to help enrich the lives of individuals experiencing homelessness. Volunteers help guests have more access to relationships with the larger community, help guests get settled in shelter space, be an active listener, help with meal service, provide entertainment, and more. Shifts between 5:45 and 8 p.m. or 6 and 8:15 a.m. Contact Anne Leaver at aleaver@chcb.org.

A HOME COOKED MEAL – Cathedral Square is looking for a volunteer to provide an occasional home-cooked meal for a male senior in South Burlington. This volunteer could visit a few times a month, prepare meals to be put in the freezer, and chat and listen to a diverse collection of music. Contact Beth Alpert at 859-8819 or email alpert@cathedralsquare.org.

SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESS – Vermont SCORE fosters vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. They are looking for a volunteer leader for their Education team who has insights into the types of topics that are relevant to today’s small business owners. Most tasks can be done at home except for a monthly meeting and special events. Contact John Loucheim at 764-5899 or email champlain.valley@scorevolunteer.org.

TAKE A WALK – Ethan Allen Residence is looking for volunteers to join their Walking Buddies Program by walking in the neighborhood with their resident elders. The residents love to walk but need a buddy for added safety awareness. Very flexible scheduling. Contact Cameron Segal at 843-408-7114 or email csegal@livingwellgroup.org.

JOIN THE CIRCLE OF SUPPORT – Winooski Community Justice Center has need of volunteers for Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA). Volunteers offer mentorship and support to an offender returning to the community from prison who desires to change and cause no more harm. Training, supervision and support provided. A one-year commitment is needed which includes weekly meetings and optional social and support activities. Contact Margaret Bass at 316-1937 or email mbass@winooskipolice.com.

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