United Way Volunteer Connection Listings – May 13th edition

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Week of May 13, 2019
By Sue Alenick, United Way Volunteer Columnist

JOIN THE PARADE – The City of Winooski is gearing up for its Memorial Day celebration including a parade and barbeque on May 25th. They are looking for volunteers to help move tables and chairs; set up, cook and serve food; clean up, and more. Contact Olivia Miller at volunteer@winooskivt.gov.

5K CELEBRATION – Girls on the Run Vermont is a 10-week character-building program for girls in grades 3-8. They rely on volunteers to assist at the culminating 5K run in Essex Junction on June 1st from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact Sally Malay at 603-757-3668 or email sally@girlsontherunvermont.org.

MOVING OUT – Spring Move Out Project provides students and area residents a chance to bring clothing, books, household items, furniture, and non-perishable food items to a community recycling and swap event during the May move-out. Volunteers can help make the event run smoothly and insure overall better management of unwanted items. Thursday, May 23rd, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Loomis & Buell Streets in Burlington. Contacthttps://smop19.eventbrite.com.

CONSTRUCTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity has broken ground for its 2019 projects and is looking for on-site volunteers age 18 and older. Come out for a day of construction to help a family gain strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Shifts are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact Allison DeVoe at 318-7533 or email adevoe@vermonthabitat.org.

EDUCATION DIRECTOR – SCORE Vermont offers a no-cost educational event each month to support the small business community. They are in need of a leader for their educational team who is passionate about education and has insights for the types of topics that are relevant to small business owners. Flexible scheduling with many tasks that can be done from home. Contact champlain.valley@scorevolunteer.org.

A FRIENDLY GREETING – Franklin County Animal Rescue is looking for volunteers to serve at the front desk during their open hours, Tuesday-Friday from 2-5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Volunteers answer phone calls, greet visitors, filter through emails, and help with adoption counseling. Contact Hadley Shannon at 524-9650 or email volunteer@fcarpets.org.

MARATHON – RunVermont is gearing up for the 31st running of the Vermont City Marathon in late May. Group volunteering opportunities are available throughout May and on race weekend, May 24-26. Volunteers earn community service hours and lots of great perks! Contact Chuck Spear at 863-8412 or email chuck@runvermont.org.

VEGGIE PACKING IN WINOOSKI – Salvation Farms needs individuals and/or small groups to help in the pack room. This is active, hands-on, team-orientated production work. More hands means more food rescued and more people eating Vermont produce. Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4baca62ba1ff2-pack

Megan Bridges
Community Impact Coordinator
United Way of Northwest Vermont
(802) 861-7822 / (802) 864-7401 (fax)