March 11, 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 more limited. Here is a link for Volunteer Connection to learn more about these and other opportunities.
HELP OUT AT BIG RIG DAY – Franklin Grand Isle Bookmobile is hosting a drive-thru Big Rig Day on April 10 at the Franklin County Airport and they need volunteers! Trucks for the event will begin arriving at 6:30 a.m. and then will be open for people to drive through between 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help set up, direct traffic, and give out goodie bags. Volunteers may sign up for shifts or stay the entire event. You can volunteer as a family! Contact Lauren Walsh at email@example.com or call (802) 232-2554.
BLOOD DONOR AMASSADORS NEEDED IN FRANKLIN & CHITTENDEN COUNTIES – American Red Cross needs volunteers to make blood drives a success. Responsibilities include greeting donors, explaining the donation process, and assisting with intake. These volunteers do not assist during the donation process. To learn more and apply, visit Red Cross Volunteer.
APPLIANCE CLEANING – The very busy appliance repair shop at ReSOURCE is in need of volunteers to clean donated appliances for their stores and families in need. Hours can be anytime from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact Nicole Clements at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 658-4143 ext. 352.
A DRVING NEED – Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired has an on-going need for Volunteer Drivers to get clients in Chittenden County to where they need to go. Their volunteer driver pool is desperately low and they are currently unable to fulfill all the rides needed. Just a few hours a week can help someone with vision loss get to a vital medical appointment, put food on their table, and run important errands.
You can drive as much as much or little as you want. Even one ride per week helps our clients to remain independent. Drivers are reimbursed mileage for the use of their cars. Background checks are required. Contact Vicki Vest at email@example.com or call 1-800-639-5861 ext.243.
HELP PLAN THE WALK – Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter needs volunteers to help plan their Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Join the Planning Committee and help plan the event from kick-off to wrap-up. Some committee members focus on growing the event by recruiting teams, getting Walk materials out in the community and securing sponsorships. Others focus on event production and find ways to enhance the event experience. To learn more, contact Emily Vivyan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUTH SOCCER COACH – Under the direction of Winooski Recreation and Parks and in partnership withVermont Patriots, Volunteer Youth Head Soccer Coaches work closely with the Vermont Patriots Board to create a positive learning environment where children can play soccer with a focus on sportsmanship, fundamental skills, teamwork, and responsibility. This youth soccer program emphasizes skill development, fair play, cooperation, and fun. For more information and to view the full volunteer job description and application, visit: Vermont-Patriots-Youth-Soccer-Head-Coach- (winooskivt.gov)
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Megan Bridges (she/her/hers)
Community Impact Coordinator
United Way of Northwest Vermont
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