October 22, 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.
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
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.
CAREER MENTORS – Vermont Works for Women provides career services free of charge to women seeking employment advice. The goal of our career services is to empower women to find and keep jobs that meet their needs. We match volunteer career mentors with women clients based on what type of advice they are seeking or based on the client’s industry-specific interests. As a volunteer mentor, you will have the opportunity to assist clients with any employment skill(s) of your choice. There is no need to be an expert in any subject. We are looking for women or gender non-conforming individuals to serve as career mentors. Five or more years of workforce experience is preferred. This opportunity can be virtual. To learn more, email email@example.com.
VOLUNTEER COOKS – Burlington Dismas House is seeking volunteers to cook at their location on Buell Street in Burlington. Seeking Fill-In Cooks for Monday – Friday evenings, 3 Volunteer Cooks for Thanksgiving, and 3 Volunteer Cooks for Christmas Day. The holiday opportunities will fill up fast so reach out now if interested. Contact Kimberly Parsons at 802-658-0381 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOES YOUR STUDENT NEED VOLUNTEER HOURS? Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity ReStores in Williston and Milton are both looking for student support this fall and winter. Shifts are flexible (come during the week, after school, or on weekends) and no experience necessary. Tasks include: sorting clothing, unloading incoming donations at the back door, sorting and moving items onto the sales floor, pricing items, testing electronics and small appliances, and keeping the store tidy and organized. Volunteers must be 16 years or older. Contact Allison DeVoe at email@example.com.
MENTORING IS MORE IMPORTANT NOW THAN EVER! – FriendCHIPS Youth Mentoring is a community-based mentoring program that empowers 3rd – 12h grade students in Essex Westford School District to make healthy life choices that enable them to maximize their potential. Adults volunteer to spend one hour per week with a student school, participating in activities together such as games, art & crafts, sports, cooking and conversation. FriendCHIPS is continuing to foster connection between mentors and mentees by providing virtual and in-person services during these challenging times. To learn more contact Justin Hoy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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