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January 13, 2020

By Sue Alenick, United Way Volunteer Columnist


ON THE ICE – Military Kids Vermont is planning its annual Military Kids Vermont Skate Day on January 26th at Leddy Park in Burlington’s New North End. They are looking for volunteers to serve as greeters, photographer, food servers, and those willing to bake ahead of the event. Contact Allison Smith at 651-8343 or email mkvt@uvm.edu.

MENTOR! MENTOR! – Mercy Connections in partnership with the Department of Corrections, matches women volunteers with women being released from prison for nonviolent offenses. Volunteer mentors are needed to help women stay focused on the goals they have set for themselves and to help identify community resources they may need to reach those goals. Training will be offered in February. To register, contact Maeve Keating at 846-7063 or email mkeating@mercyconnections.org.

ON THE SHELF – Northwest Family Foods is in need of volunteers from 9 a.m. to Noon to weigh and sort donations from local grocery stores and shelve the donations in their proper places. Volunteers may also be needed to assist the coordinator with pick-ups from donors. Contact Toni Auriemma at 527-7392, Ext. 106, or email tauriemma@cvoeo.org.

WISH LIST – YWCA Vermont/Camp Hochelaga invites volunteers and donors to help them continue to create unforgettable summer camp experiences for girls. Their donation wish list includes tents and camping equipment, lifejackets, paddleboards, yoga mats, arts and craft supplies, sleeping bags, twin size sheets and blankets, cleaning supplies, and office supplies. Volunteers can serve as Board members or on committees, bookkeeper, carpenters, indoor/outdoor painters, gardeners, and more. Contact Hannah Bogard at 862-7520 or email Hannah.bogard@ywcavt.org.

AND JUSTICE FOR ALL – Essex Restorative Justice is seeking volunteers to serve on their Restorative Justice Panel. The Panel uses restorative justice to support low level offenders to be accountable for their crimes and to support them in making amends to the victims and to the community. Volunteers are needed for panels in Milton, Colchester and Essex. Background check required. Jill Evans at 872-7690 or email jevans@essex.org.

TIME TO SHARE – Bayada Hospice invites volunteers to share some time and companionship with patients in their facilities or at home. Hold a hand, read a story, share a hobby…30 minutes of your time can make a huge difference for someone. Training and support provided. Interview and background check required. Contact Beverly Hill at 448-1610 or email bhill2@bayada.com.

CHILD AIDES NEEDED – Good News Garage in partnership with the Vermont Department for Children and Families, is looking for volunteers to provide ride services to children to and from daycares, Monday-Friday, typically within the hours of 6 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 5:30 p.m. Volunteers can assist children entering and exiting the vehicle, securing them in car seats, entertaining and managing behavior, and walking the children into and out of the day cares. Volunteers can commit to any time that works for them. Training provided. Contact Amanda Allen at 864-3667 or email aallen@goodnewsgarage.org.

Megan Bridges

Community Impact Coordinator

United Way of Northwest Vermont

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


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