United Way of Northwest Vermont – Volunteer Connection Listings

Week of January 7, 2019

By Sue Alenick, United Way Volunteer Columnist

LEND A HAND IN THE NEW YEAR! – 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.

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN – Working Bridges Mobile Tax Preparer Program provides free tax assistance for low-wage workers. They are in need of volunteer tax preparers to help working Vermonters receive the Earned Income Tax Credit and other credits they are entitled to. Volunteers work at least 4 hours a week from the beginning of February through early April, generally from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. but occasionally on evenings and Saturdays. Training is provided either online or in classroom sessions, and volunteers must pass the IRS Certification Test. Background check required. Contact Connie Beal at 802-881-4218 or email connie@unitedwaynwvt.org.

LINEN DEPARTMENT HELP NEEDED – Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity has need of volunteers to help in the Linen Department of their Williston ReStore. Volunteers clear out empty hangers, tidy displays, etc. 1-2 hours a week. Volunteers receive 20% off at the store. Contact Allison DeVoe at 318-7533 or email adevoe@vermonthabitat.org.

MENTOR! MENTOR! – MENTOR Vermont is seeking volunteer mentors to share at least an hour a week with a young person. Mentors share fun activities, offer new experiences, encourage positive choices, and help promote high self-esteem. To find a mentoring program in your area that meets your schedule and interests, contact Benji Thurber at 658-1888 or email benji@mentorvt.org.

DO DROP IN! – Sara Holbrook Teen Drop In Center offers a safe and supportive after-school space for young people to play basketball or soccer, work on homework, do arts & crafts, eat dinner or just hang out. They are looking for volunteers to spend some time with the kids, playing a game, doing a project, or just getting to know them. The Center is open to middle-schoolers Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3-5:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-5:30 p.m. Contact Vicky Senni at 862-6342 or email vsenni@saraholbrookcc.org.

FACILITATOR NEEDED – Brain Injury Association of Vermont is in need of a volunteer to co-facilitate their Burlington Daytime Area Support Group. The group meets once a month on the last Friday from Noon to 1 p.m. on Pearl Street in Burlington. No experience needed, just a willingness to listen and be supportive of survivors and their families. Brain injury survivors are encouraged to apply! For information, contact support1@biavt.org.

SCORING BIG! – SCORE Vermont provides confidential, one-to-one and team business mentoring and workshops to area entrepreneurs at no cost to help them realize their dreams of business success. Volunteers with significant business experience are needed to provide mentoring in areas such as accounting, marketing, legal, manufacturing, and more. A great opportunity for retired business owners or those with careers in government or not-for-profits. Contact John Loucheim at 764-5889 or email champlain.valley@scorevolunteer.org.

JACKS AND JILLS OF ALL TRADES – Age Well is seeking volunteers who are willing to help seniors in Chittenden, Addison, Franklin and Grand Isle counties with occasional handyperson projects. Tasks may include hanging curtain rods, installing doors, repairing steps, caulking tubs and showers, etc. Share your skills with others and see the difference you can make in someone’s life! Background check required. Contact Erica Marks at 865-0360 or email emarks@agewellvt.org.

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