October 15, 2020
United Way’s Volunteer Connection site is set up to help connect agencies and volunteers. Agencies are working hard to navigate volunteering in this new time, so the opportunities are still limited, but we are starting to see more. Here is a link for Volunteer Connection to see these and other opportunities.
A FRIENDLY VISIT – Age Well is looking for volunteers to provide regular social interaction and assistance to seniors in their homes. Volunteers help older Vermonters by providing transportation, friendly visits, grocery shopping, budget assistance and more. Volunteers feel an incredible sense of satisfaction and reward seeing the impact that their volunteering has on the people they help. Contact our Volunteer Department at 662-5249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to enroll.
HELPING YOUR NEIGHBORS – Remember the days when you could call up your neighbor to borrow a cup of sugar, and expect nothing in return? Cathedral Square is looking for those neighbors willing to help older adults with hanging pictures, bringing small load of items to CSWD, changing batteries in smoke detectors, and more. And in exchange, you’ll gain that feeling of joy and happiness that volunteering provides! Contact Beth Alpert at email@example.com to learn more about how you can help.
HALF MARATHON UNPLUGGED – RunVermont is excited to be back to live events and is looking forward to the Half Marathon Unplugged on October 24th and 25th. They are in need of some helping hands for the weekend. Positions include: Aid Station, Medical Screeners, Bikers, Water Stations, Course Monitors, and more. If you’re interested in volunteering either race day and want to learn more about the different volunteer jobs, go to: https://runsignup.com/unplugged/volunteer
FRANKLIN COUNTY BLOOD DRIVES – American Red Cross. Are you available to support us at upcoming blood drives in Franklin County? Join us to provide excellent and enthusiastic customer service to enhance the blood donor experience. Engage with blood donors to promote blood donation and set the stage for long-term commitment to regular blood donations. Apply at https://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer.html
MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS NEEDED IN SWANTON – Age Well needs volunteers to deliver nutritious meals to homebound elders in Swanton. Drivers pick up food at a central location and deliver to residential locations on their route. Time commitment varies from 1 day per week to 1 day per month from approximately 10:30 t0 11:45 a.m. Background. License and insurance check. Contact our Volunteer Department at 662-5249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
FOOD DISTRIBUTION HELP – The Vermont Foodbank’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program is launching its third phase of distribution starting in October. For those of you who don’t know, Farmers to Families is a federally funded program that was created as part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The USDA funds distributors from around the country to source, pack, and distribute boxes full of fresh foods; including produce, dairy, and meat products.
During the upcoming phase, the Foodbank won’t have the support of the National Guard so we are issuing a call for volunteers to help get this food to people in need. Specifically, we are looking for people who can consistently lift 32 pounds.
Events Seeking Volunteers:
- 10/19 Hartford
- 10/23 St Johnsbury and Bennington
- 10/27 Barre
- 10/30 South Burlington, Bethel, and Brattleboro
Please visit Volunteer Hub at https://vtfoodbank.volunteerhub.com/. Once your application has been approved, please visit our event calendar to view and register for Farmers to Families food distribution events.
If you have any questions about volunteering, please reach out to Kate Steward, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at email@example.com or at 802-498-8323.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FROM HOME?
Click on VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING to see how you can help remotely.
Megan Bridges (she/her/hers)
Community Impact Coordinator
United Way of Northwest Vermont
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