United Way Volunteer Connection Listings

United Way of Northwest Vermont – Volunteer Connection Listings

Week March 25, 2019

By Sue Alenick, United Way Volunteer Columnist

CONNECT TO VOLUNTEERING! 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 https://unitedwaynwvt.galaxydigital.com or contact us at volctr@unitedwaynwvt.org or 860-1677.

ON THE RUN – Run Vermont is gearing up for its half-marathon on April 13th and is looking for volunteers to serve as course monitors, finish line support, medical support, bike escorts, and more. The event starts at Airport Park in Colchester and finishes at Flynn Avenue in Burlington. Contact Chuck Spear at 863-8412 or email chuck@runvermont.org.

BUILDING DREAMS – The DREAM Program is seeking volunteers with experience in carpentry, building trades, and other skilled labors to help with projects on their rustic, 54-acre Camp DREAM property in Fletcher, VT. Tasks include building a Staff Cabin during the week of April 8th, Installing cabinets, shelves, and painting in the kitchen during the week of April 22nd, and working on trails and the camp garden in late May and early June. Dates can be negotiated to accommodate large volunteer groups. Contact Matt Karkut at 338-8979 or email matt@dreamprogram.org.

LIFEGUARD NEEDED – Camp Exclamation Point serves rural, underserved Vermont children at a week-long summer camp in August. They are looking for volunteer certified lifeguards to serve at the pool or lake and also help to teach swimming. Contact Scott Moore at 1-855-802-2267 or email campexcl@gmail.com.

DO DROP IN – Sara Holbrook Community Center provides a safe and supportive after-school space for youth at the Robert Miller Community Recreation Center in the New North End of Burlington. They are in need of volunteers to come and spend some time with the kids, playing a game, doing a project, or just chatting and getting to know them. The Center is open to middle schoolers on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3-5:30 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2-5:30. Contact Vicky Senni at 862-6342 or email vsenni@saraholbrookcc.org.

FEEDING THE NEED – The City of Winooski is looking for volunteers for its Meals on Wheels America program which operates out of the Winooski Senior Center. Contact Olivia Miller at 655-6410, Ext. 12, or email volunteer@winooskivt.org.

MEALS FROM SCRATCH – Mercy Connections is waiting for a dynamic kitchen partner to fill in on an as-needed basis to help with set up, preparation and clean-up of a family style community lunch for 30-40 people on Thursdays. You don’t have to be a master chef! Volunteers are encouraged to mingle and enjoy the meal with guests. Contact Darrell at 846-7063 or email dmorris@mercyconnections.org.

MOMS & KIDS – Lund is in need of volunteers to provide supervision and support during planned visits with children and their incarcerated mothers at the Chittenden County Regional Correctional Facility on Saturday mornings. Volunteers are asked to commit to a regular schedule, either once or twice a month for the 2-3 hour visit. Background check required. Contact Julie Richards at 864-7467, Ext. 2028 or email julier@lundvt.org.

PET ADOPTIONS – Franklin County Animal Rescue is in search of volunteers to help visitors at the shelter find new feline family members. Volunteers help adopters by asking questions and introducing families to cats that may fit their family. They also help with follow-up calls to be sure everything is going well with the new family members. Training provided. Contact Hadley Shannon at 524-9650 or email volunteer@fcarpets.org.

ADVOCATES NEEDED – Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter, invites volunteers to be a voice for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. Volunteers will follow email updates about current legislative and public policy issues, become an active voice on Twitter and Facebook, write letters to the editors, or join in the march to the State House. Contact Jane Mitchell at 316-3889, Ext. 8013 or email vtwalk@alz.org.

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