January 28, 2021
United Way’s Volunteer Connection site is set up to help connect agencies and volunteers. Agencies are working hard to navigate volunteering during this time, so the opportunities are limited. Here is a link for Volunteer Connection to see these and other opportunities.
WANT TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT? – Check out this great opportunity through Winooski Recreation and Parks. They need volunteers to the ensure the continuation and success of Winooski’s plastic bag collection program calledTrex® Plastic Recycling Program. Volunteers will collect, weigh, and deliver plastic bags as well as encourage the community to be more aware of plastic use. To learn more, visit Winooski Trex Volunteer.
OFFICE VOLUNTEER- Franklin Grand Isle Bookmobile needs a volunteer to help organize the office and the collection of books. They are currently in the process of getting a new library catalog system so experience with inputting data on Excel sheets would be very helpful. For more information, contact Lauren Walsh at (802) 232-2554 or email email@example.com.
ADMINISTRATIVE VOLUNTEER – Samaritan House, St. Alban’s homeless shelter, is seeking friendly volunteer(s) to handle the front desk during business hours (M-F 9a-5p). Duties include greeting visiting community members and clients, receiving and distributing mail and email, creating and maintaining phone and address lists, and maintaining office manual and log. To learn more, contact Ben Kaufman at (802) 527-0847 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERS – The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to help your neighbors and support their life-saving mission from the safety of your own home. Volunteer roles you can fill virtually include Onboarding & Training New Members in Blood Service, Scheduling in Blood Service, International Humanitarian Law Instructor, and Volunteer Recruitment. You can find a full list of “virtual” opportunities by visiting Amerincan Red Cross Volunteer. Contact Erica Fuller, Recruitment Specialist at email@example.com.
HELP WITH FOOD SECURITY – Northwest Family Foods need volunteers to help with organizing food drives, picking food up, stocking shelves, customer service and more! Interested? Please contact Walter Gaskill, Food Shelf Coordinator, 527-7392 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VITA (VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE) – Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity needs volunteers during tax season to help prepare basic tax returns for low-income families. Contact Mike McClintock at email@example.com.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FROM HOME?
Click on VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING to see more ways you can help remotely.
Megan Bridges (she/her/hers)
Community Impact Coordinator
United Way of Northwest Vermont
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