United Way Volunteer Connection Listings – April 25th edition

United Way of Northwest Vermont – Volunteer Connection Listings

Week April 29, 2019

By Sue Alenick, United Way Volunteer Columnist

SPRING INTO 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.

RELAYING THE NEED – The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers for their Relay for Life at the Collins Perley Complex in St. Albans. Volunteers can help with setup on June 21 from 6-8 p.m. and on Relay Day, June 22, for a variety of roles between 9 a.m. and Midnight. Contact Heather Winther at 872-6325 or email heather.winther@cancer.org.

COACH – The City of Winooski is also looking for a volunteer Youth Football Head Coach to help create a positive learning environment where children can learn fundamental skills, sportsmanship, teamwork and responsibility. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, be available at times for practices and games, and pass a background check. From mid-August to mid-October with an end of season banquet. Contact Alicia Finley at 777-1621 or email AFinley@winooskivt.gov.

ON THE RUN – Girls on the Run Vermont is a 10-week program for girls in grades 3-8 that combines life skills lessons with training for a 5K run/walk. They are looking for volunteers to assist at the 5K event in June. Contact Sally Malay at 603-757-3668 or email sally@girlsontherunvermont.org.

SUBSTITUTE COOKS NEEDED – Dismas House in Winooski and Burlington is searching for substitute volunteer cooks to fill in when there are cancellations among their regular volunteers. Individuals, families and groups prepare dinner for up to 10 residents, a staff person, and the volunteer(s) themselves. Prepared food may be brought in or volunteers can bring groceries and cook in the house kitchen with guidance and help from staff. Volunteers say the highlight of the evening is to join residents and staff and eat the dinner with them. In Winooski, contact Sue Drollette at 655-0300 or email sue@dismasofvt.org. In Burlington, contact Zoe Bishop at 658-0381 or email zoe@dismasofvt.org.

GREEN-UP DAY – Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge needs volunteers on May 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. This refuge will concentrate its effort on river cleanup activities using refuge boats. Meeting location is Louie’s Landing in West Swanton. Participants will be dropped off in various shorelines and walking through marsh and wetlands so rubber boots or waders are advised. Contact Ken Sturm at 868-4781 or email ken_sturm@fws.gov.

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

PLAY IT AGAIN! – UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice Adult Day Program is in need of a volunteer to share their piano skills with folks at their South Burlington location. If you can play music from the 1950s and 1960s, consider sharing your talents with these wonderful people. Flexible scheduling. Background check required. Contact Gisele Fortier at 658-1900 or email Gisele.fortier@uvmhomehealth.org