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March 9, 2020

By Sue Alenick, United Way Volunteer Columnist

MENTOR! MENTOR! – Watershed Mentoring is looking for Community based and School Based mentors for school-aged children and adolescents who are “at promise” in Franklin County. Community based mentors meet with children age 5-18 for an hour or two a week in the community year round. School based mentors meet with a child during school lunch and recess for an hour a week while school is in session. Background check required. Training provided. Contact Marianne Hunkin at 201-674-6590 or email mariannefccap@gmail.com.

ON THE MARKET – Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity need assistance with digital marketing. Specifics include SEO and Google Ads, social media management and e-marketing. The ideal volunteer would have 2 or more years experience or a business that would serve as a consultant for 1-2 hours a month. Contact Allison DeVoe at 318-7533 or email adevoe@vermonthabitat.org.

ON THE SIDE – The DREAM Program is in need of volunteers to help NCCC members provide siding for a building. Assist or teach 10 NCCC members the appropriate skills so they can help youth attend camp free of charge and participate in enrichment programming. March 31-April 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact Stephen Addison at 717-793-7835 or email saddison@dreamprogram.org.

PICK IT UP – Winooski Valley Park District is looking for help picking up litter at various parks. Bags and gloves provided. Contact Timothy Larned at 863-5744 or email timlarned@wpd.org.

A DRIVING NEED – Spectrum Youth & Family Service is seeking a volunteer or volunteers with experience teaching folks to drive to help some of their young people who want to learn to drive. There is a vehicle available for the volunteer’s use which can also be used for the youth to take the driving test. Getting a license can help these young people expand employment opportunities and secure affordable housing. Background check and clean driving record required. Contact Stephanie Ball at 864-7423, Ext. 321, or email sball@spectrumvt.org.

HALF-MARATHON – RunVermont is gearing up for its April 11th half marathon and needs volunteers to serve a course monitors, finish line support, medical support, and more. The event starts at Waterfront Park in Burlington then follows the bike path to Colchester and loops back to Burlington. Most shifts start at 8 or 8:30 and finish earlier than shifts that start later. Complete information on volunteer opportunities can be found at https://runsignup.com/unplugged/volunteer.



Megan Bridges

Volunteer Connection Coordinator

United Way of Northwest Vermont

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


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