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August 19, 2019
By Sue Alenick, United Way Volunteer Columnist
RUNNING FOR A CAUSE – Run Vermont is gearing up for two “on the road” events: the Pine Street Mile will be run in Burlington on September 8th,, and the 10K Island Vines Road Race will take place in South Hero on September 22nd. Volunteers are needed at both events for packet pick-up, course support, finish line and water support. In South Hero, volunteers can also help with parking, food, and post-race clean-up. Use these links to sign up: https://runsignup.com/pinestreetmile/volunteer and https://runsignup.com/islandvines/volunteer
ANNIVERSARY EVENTS – ReStore is looking for a business, community group, or faith organization that can provide them with 7-15 volunteers during their anniversary events on Saturday, September 7th in Williston and Saturday, September 21st in Milton. Volunteers can help with carry-outs, donation processing, restocking, ice cream scooping, and even hot dog grilling! Contact Allison DeVoe at 318-7533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT – Mercy Connections is looking for a dynamic kitchen partner to join their core team and help with set-up, preparation and clean-up of a family-style lunch for 35-40 people on Thursdays. You don’t have to be a master chef, just collaborate to create a warm, welcoming experience and enjoy the meal with the guests. Contact Darrell Morris at 846-7063 or email email@example.com.
ACROSS THE ROAD – City of Winooski has need of Crossing Guards to ensure safe road crossing for folks attending events at Rotary Park on Wednesdays, September 4th and October 2nd, from 5:50-8 p.m. Contact Olivia Miller at 655-6410, Ext. 12, or email volunteer@Winooskivt.org.
CAMP WORK DAYS – YMCA Vermont invites groups of volunteers to Vermont Camp Hochelaga to help close up camp for the season and build and repair parts of their facilities for next season. Tasks include taking down platform tents, preparing the garden for winter, packing up arts and theater spaces, painting, etc. Work days are typically Monday-Friday, 8 or 9 to 3 or 4, but days and times are flexible. Lunch is included for all! Contact Hannah Bogard at 862-7520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A DRIVING NEED – Ethan Allen Residence has need of volunteer drivers to take residents around town to enjoy local scenery. Rides are typically under an hour, and drivers are encouraged to be creative about routes. Use of the company van is permitted as well as personal vehicles. Contact Cameron Segal at 843-408-7114 or email email@example.com.
COACH!! – City of Winooski is in search of a volunteer Youth Football Head Coach to help create a positive learning environment for children to learn sportsmanship, fundamental skills, teamwork, responsibility and fun. Responsibilities include confirming game dates and times with opposing teams, communicating program information to assistant coaches, parents and players, planning practices, teaching fundamental skills, enforcing Parks & Recreation rules, and more. Tuesdays through Fridays 5:30-7:30p.m. during the regular season, with games usually on Saturdays. Contact Alicia Finley at 777-1621 or email AFinley@winooskivt.gov.
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United Way of Northwest Vermont
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