United Way Volunteer Connection Listings – 4/17 edition

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Volunteer Connection Listings                                                                                    

Week of April 22, 2019

By Sue Alenick, United Way Volunteer Columnist

COTS WALK 2019 – Committee on Temporary Shelter is holding its annual 3-mile trek around downtown Burlington on May 5th so people can visit their shelters to see our their pledges are put to use. Volunteers are needed for crossing guards, data entry, counters, face painters and more. To sign up to volunteer, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftfABlAR_sT4lGUfda279ldytwX57iZcBfX71foEj-04ZJ0g/viewform

SPRING CLEAN-UP – Common Ground Center and Camp Common Ground are in need of volunteers to help with spring clean-up. Spend a day outside on their beautiful site and help pick up sticks, rake paths, get gardens ready for planting, and more. April 26th through May 10th, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Contact Emily Gibbs at 453-2592 or email emily@cgvt.org.

7th ANNUAL DAY IN THE DIRT – Vermont Community Garden Network invites you to join hundreds of volunteers in lending a hand to prepare community gardens throughout Vermont. Volunteers spread compost, build beds, repair fences, and do other chores to help get gardens ready for spring at schools, housing facilities, libraries, childcare centers and more. Scheduling through April 27, between 9 a.m. and Noon. For information, contact http://vcgn.org/day-in-the-dirt/

FOOD RESCUE – Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf needs volunteers to pick up food donations from local retailers in town. Volunteers should be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Reliable vehicle and background check required. Contact Anisa Potvin at 658-7939, Ext. 24, or email apotvin@voeo.org.

FOR THE KIDS – Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront is planning for its annual Kids Day on May 11th and needs volunteers to help make the event run smoothly. Volunteers can help with interactive events with kids, entertainment, games, a softball derby, face painting, petting zoo, food court, the parade down College Street, and much more. Contact Emma Allen at 864-0123 or email eallen@burlingtonvt.gov.

ON THE TRAIL – The City of Winooski needs volunteers to provide trail work at city parks. Volunteers are also asked to attend Volunteer Trail Day events. A great opportunity for those who love the outdoors and wildlife! Contact Olivia Miller at 655-6410, Ext. 12, or email volunteer@winooskivt.gov.

MENTOR! MENTOR! – Grand Isle Mentoring Program is seeking adult mentors who can meet once a week for an hour with a student in the school to develop a positive, caring relationshipContact Liese Reagan at lreagan.gcimentoring@gmail.com.