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February 24, 2020

By Sue Alenick, United Way Volunteer Columnist


LOVE CATS & DOGS? Franklin County Animal Rescue is engaged in its annual board member renewal and outreach effort. Franklin County Animal Rescue is the humane shelter serving more than 900 square miles of northwestern Vermont. We impact about 1,000 animals annually and exceeded the national no kill standard with a 99% live save rate in 2018. Board members attend a monthly meeting and perform “other duties as required.” For more info, contact the shelter at info@fcarpets.org or call 524 9650.

IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME – Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity is recruiting volunteer individuals and groups for their summer and fall build dates. They build weekdays from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and ask that volunteers stay for the full day. All tools and training are provided. No experience necessary, though it is appreciated. Contact Allison DeVoe at 318-7533 or email adevoe@vermonthabitat.org.


EXERCISE LEADERS – United Way of Northwest Vermont’s RSVP program is looking for volunteers to lead weekly Bone Builders classes to help participants prevent or reverse the negative effects of osteoporosis. The program consists of a warm-up, balance exercises, arm and leg exercises, and a cool down with stretching. Teaching a one-hour class just twice a week will increase your muscular strength, balance and bone density while also introducing you to some great new people. One day certification. There is a specific need for leaders at Williston Woods in Williston and Allenwood Senior Living in South Burlington. Contact Danielle Williams at 861-7821 or email daniellew@unitedwaynwvt.org.

SOUND THE ALARM – American Red Cross is rallying thousands of volunteers, age 15 and older, nationwide, to install 100,000 free smoke alarms to cut in half the risk of death in fires. They are looking for volunteers to participate in this effort and to help share safety information in at-risk communities. On April 25th, there will be an event in Colchester from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Register to volunteer at SoundTheAlarm.org/nhvt.

IN THE MAIL – Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is in need of volunteers to help with bulk mailings 4 or 5 times a year. Mailings are done at the South Burlington office and may require one or two mornings for each mailing. Contact Vicki Vest at 800-639-5861, Ext. 243, or email Vickiatvvest@vabvi.org.

GREEN IT UP – Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge is gearing up for Green Up Day on May 1st and is looking for volunteers, age 16 and older, to help with river cleanup using refuge boats. Volunteers will be walking along various shorelines, so boots or waders are advised. 9 a.m. to Noon. Contact Ken Sturm at 868-4781 or email ken_sturm@fws.gov.

BOOK LOVER’S DREAM – ReSOURCE is seeking volunteers to sort through and organize their tremendous number of book donations. Volunteers should have some knowledge of book genres and be able to commit to at least 4 hours a week. Shifts available Monday-Saturday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Sunday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Contact Nicole Clements at 658-4143, Ext. 352 or email volunteer@resourcevt.org.


Megan Bridges

Volunteer Connection Coordinator

United Way of Northwest Vermont

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


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