United Way Volunteer Connection Listings

United Way of Northwest Vermont – Volunteer Connection Listings

Week March 11, 2019


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.

ELECTRONICS TESTER – Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity has need of volunteers in their store to help test donations that get “plugged in” such as coffee-makers, speakers, monitors, lamps, etc. Shifts available Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and weekends between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Any time is appreciated, and regular volunteers receive 20% off in the store. Contact Allison DeVoe at 318-7533 or email adevoe@vermonthabitat.org.

PROGRAM SUPPORT – Mercy Connections would like to welcome a new volunteer to support the preparation and facilitation of their curriculum-based self-development program which help adults gain the skills and confidence to move forward with their lives. Volunteers should be comfortable working with groups of people trying to improve their circumstances. Programs are held Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to Noon or 2-4 p.m. Contact Darrell Morris at 846-7063 or email dmorris@mercyconnections.org.

TIME TO SHARE? – Bayada House is looking for volunteers to address two important needs: Social Media Volunteer to help launch a social media campaign. Tasks will include assisting with online outreach and promotion, monitoring and posting on blogs and social networks, engaging in online forums, and performing keyword analysis. They are also looking for volunteers to share time with hospice patients at home or in their facility by reading a story, playing a game, sharing a hobby, sitting outside, or just holding a hand. Interview and background check required. Ongoing support and recognition provided. Contact Beverly Hill at 448-1610 or email bhill2@bayada.com.

STAY AFTER SCHOOL – Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union needs a volunteer to assist the Site Coordinator of after-school programs with attendance tracking, snack documentation, front desk coverage, etc. Since school doors are locked after school, this position may include monitoring the door, and buzzing in staff and parents picking up students. Monday-Thursday, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Contact Holly Fortune at 868-4967, Ext. 21, or email hfortune@fnwsu.org.

MENTOR! MENTOR! – Grand Isle County Mentoring supports school youth through close personal and supportive relationships with caring adults. Volunteers are matched with children who have similar interests. Pairs meet once a week for an hour in the school and may participate in activities such as games, arts & crafts, cooking, and conversation. Contact Liese Reagan via email at lreagan.gicmentoring@gmail.com.

A HEARTY MEAL – Burlington Dismas House is searching for volunteer cooks to prepare an evening meal once a month (for example, the first Monday of the month). Cooks prepare dinner for up to 10 residents plus one staff person and the volunteers themselves. Meals may be brought already prepared or volunteers may bring groceries and use the Dismas fully stocked kitchen. A wonderful individual, family, or small group opportunity! Contact Zoe Bishop at 658-0381 or email zoe@dismasofvt.org.

SPEND THE NIGHT – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Burlington needs overnight weekend volunteers to cover Friday and Saturday night shifts. They are also looking for family room volunteers on Baird 5 at UVM Children’s Hospital (3-hour shifts) and volunteers to prepare a home-cooked meal for guests or to bring fresh-baked goodies to the House. Contact Marcia Stone at 862-4943 or email Marcia@rmhcvt.org.

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