United Way Volunteer Connection Listings

United Way of Northwest Vermont – Volunteer Connection Listings

Week December 10, 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.orgor 860-1677.

BAKE A TREAT – Ronald McDonald House Charities is looking for volunteers to come to the house in the mornings and prepare fresh baked good for guests. Contact Marcia Stone at 862-4943 or email marcia@rmhcvt.org.

MENTOR! MENTOR! – Spectrum Youth and Family Services invites volunteer mentors, age 21 and older, to share an hour or so a week of fun activities with a mentee in the Chittenden County community. Attend UVM sports game, work on craft projects together, and much more. Contact Stephanie Ball at 863-7423, Ext. 321, or email sball@spectrumvt.org.

PROVIDE A MEAL – ANEW Place is in need of volunteers to provide and share an evening meal with their homeless guests. A great group or family opportunity! Contact Katie Ballard at 862-9879, Ext. 1006, or email katie@anewplacevt.org.

DELIVER A MEAL – Bayada Hospice is part of the Dinners with Love network of hospice agencies, restaurants, and volunteers who provide free meals to hospice patients and their families on Thursday evenings. Volunteers are needed to pick up food at a restaurant and deliver it to a hospice patient. Interview and background check required. Training provided. To become part of the magic of hospice, contact Beverly Hill at 448-1610 or email bhill2@bayada.com.

SHELTER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Community Health Centers of Burlington are in need of volunteers to help enrich the lives of the homeless by helping guests have access to relationships with the larger community, get settled in shelter space, help with meal service at 6:30 p.m. each night, provide entertainment, and more. One shift every other week between 5:45-8 p.m. or 6 -8:15 a.m. Contact Anne Leaver at aleaver@chcb.org.

AND JUSTICE FOR ALL – City of Winooski is looking for volunteers to serve on the Restorative Justice Panel to help guide responsible parties through a restorative justice process. Flexible Tuesday evening hours from 5-7:30 p.m., when there is a need. Contact Olivia Miller at 655-6410, Ext. 12, or email volunteer@winooskivt.org.

A FAIR TRADE – Peace & Justice Center needs volunteers to assist their store manager with running their fair trade retail store. Volunteers help customers with products and provide information about Fair Trade. Volunteers receive on-site training with the cash register and customer service skills. Contact Alex Rose at 863-2345, Ext. 7, or email volunteer@pjcvt.org.

A CHRISTMAS MEAL – Dismas House in Burlington and in Winooski has need of volunteer cooks to prepare a portion of their Christmas Dinner and join residents for the meal. No plans for the holidays? Here’s the chance to share a meal with a very appreciative group! In Burlington, contact Zoe Bishop at 658-0381 or email zoe@dismasofvt.org. In Winooski, contact Sue Drollette at 655-0300 or email sue@dismasofvt.org.

GIFTS FOR KIDS – Steps to End Domestic Violence It’s time again for our annual Holiday Giving Program! A number of the kiddos who will be receiving gifts this year have asked for gift cards. Each child in the program receives $100 worth of gifts. If cost is a barrier, we will happily accept smaller amounts and can pair together donated cards to ensure they get the full amount. Please call us at (802) 658-1996 with any questions and THANK YOU for making the season merry and bright.

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