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January 27, 2020

By Sue Alenick, United Way Volunteer Columnist


TEAM WORK! – ReSOURCE is looking for teams of volunteers to help them expand their store into a huge warehouse. Projects include disassembling and reassembling pallet racking, building shelving, and more. Construction experience is helpful but not required. Contact volunteer@resourcevt.org.

A NOVEL IDEA – Friends of the South Burlington Library is in need of volunteers to help staff their used bookshop and support the South Burlington Public Library. Two-hour shifts are available on Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-Noon or Noon -2 p.m. Tasks include opening or closing the shop, managing small cash transactions, sorting and shelving books, and answering customer questions. Work every week, once a month, whatever works for you! Contact them at fotsbpl@gmail.com.

HOSPICE TRAINING – Franklin County Home health Agency is signing up volunteers for its spring training course. Once the course is completed, volunteers can provide companionship and emotional support to clients and their families and may help with journaling, tending to light household chores, or just listening. Contact Liza Comiskey at 527-7531, est. 6721, or email liza.comiskey@fchha.org.

TAKE THE PLUNGE – Special Olympics Vermont is gearing up for its 25th Annual Burlington Penguin Plunge! At Noon on February 1, more than 1300 participants will plunge in Lake Champlain’s icy waters to help raise awareness and funds for Vermont’s Special Olympians. Be a “plunger” or volunteer on the day of the event. Link to volunteer: https://penguinplunge.org/volunteer/

PLAN THE WALK – Alzheimer’s Association is seeking volunteers for its Walk to End Alzheimer’s Planning Committee and help grow the movement to end Alzheimer’s. Committee members plan each event from kick-off to wrap-up and may focus on event production, recruiting walking teams, getting materials out into the community, and/or securing sponsorships. Contact Emily Vivyan at 316-3839, Ext. 8011, or email ervivyan@alz.org.

GRAPHIC DESIGN – Friends of the Fletcher Free Library is seeking a graphic designer to help create a tri-fold brochure to explain what their group is, what they do, and how to help. Color pallet and fonts already established, but help with text, photos and other information is needed. Contact Franny Seguin at 734-1778 or email fletcherfriends@gmail.com.

BE A LIFELINE – Age-Well Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties to deliver meals and provide friendly visits and safety checks for seniors between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. on weekdays. Flexible scheduling, once a week, once a month, whatever works best for you. Contact Laura Need at 662-5254 or email lneed@agewellvt.org.

Megan Bridges

Community Impact Coordinator

United Way of Northwest Vermont

(802) 861-7822 / (802) 864-7401 (fax)


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