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February 17, 2020
By Sue Alenick, United Way Volunteer Columnist
BUILD IT TODAY…Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity invites volunteers, age 18 and up, to join them on site for a build day to help a local family gain strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. The current build if in the new north end of Burlington, and they build from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. Volunteers should be able to stay a full day. Prior construction experience not necessary but is appreciated. Contact Allison DeVoe at 381-7533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANIMAL CARE – Franklin County Animal Rescue has need of volunteers to provide morning animal care to help the animals get ready for the day. Tasks include feeding and socializing with animals, cleaning their spaces, and more. Orientation provided. Youth volunteers must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Hadley Shannon at 524-9650 or email email@example.com.
TECH ED – Technology for Tomorrow is looking for volunteers to provide technology presentations and workshops for senior citizens. Volunteers should have solid technology skills and enjoy working with older adults. Contact Bjorn Norstrom at 448-0595 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A DRIVING NEED – Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired has an ongoing need for volunteer drivers, age 21 and older, in the Chittenden County area to drive folks where they need to go. Clients with vision loss need help to get to vital medical appointments, shopping, and other important errands. Drivers are reimbursed for mileage and may drive as often as they wish. Background check required. Contact Vicki Vest at 800-639-5861, Ext. 243, or email email@example.com.
SORTING BOOKS – Fletcher Free Library is in need of volunteers to sort children’s books by reading level. The books have been withdrawn from library shelves due to wear and will be distributed to schools, pre-schools, camps, etc. A great volunteers opportunity for a parent, teacher or retired teacher familiar with children’s reading levels, Four to 10 hours a month. Contact Fanny Seguin at 734-1778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOMEWORK HELPERS – City of Winooski under the direction of the Winooski Memorial Library, helps young people by offering homework help support and mentorship in the library. In addition to homework, volunteers might engage in a pick-up basketball game, board/card games, or craft projects. Contact Olivia Miller at email@example.com.
IN THE KITCHEN – Martha’s Kitchen needs volunteers to help with prepping, serving and cleaning and just taking time to sit and share moments with guests. Volunteers are needed on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. To help in the kitchen, contact Bob Begley at 343-5411. If you’re interest in general volunteering, call 524-9749 or email Marthas802@yahoo.com.
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