March 25, 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, but opportunities are starting to increase. Here is a link for Volunteer Connection to learn more about these and other opportunities.
JOIN THE BOARD FOR A NEW PRESCHOOL – Join this team along with the Preschool Director of Old School of South Burlington to initially work on creating the articles of incorporation and bylaws for this new school. Currently seeking a President, Secretary and a Treasurer to serve 2-year terms. The commitment is estimated to be 4-10 hours a month and will be happening virtually for the foreseeable future. Responsibilities include business guidance for growth of the program including grants, budget approval, fundraising, and expansion to include toddler & infant classrooms. To learn more, contact Brandon Diaz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (570) 350-6580.
SUPPORT HALF MARATHON RUNNERS – RunVermont is looking for volunteers to help out at the 15th Annual Half Marathon Unplugged race on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Volunteers needed to support runners, especially as Course Monitors, Medical Screeners, and assisting at the Finish Area. Volunteer information and a link to the portal to sign up at https://unitedwaynwvt.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=547579.
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.
FARM CREW NEEDED! – The People’s Farm at the Intervale Center is an educational growing space where food is grown for the Fair Share – a CSA available to income-eligible families. This growing season, we are looking for community members who are interested in learning farming skills, working in community, and helping out neighbors to volunteer at least 4 hours per week during the growing season and will receive a free weekly share of vegetables. If interested, fill out this short survey please fill out this short survey or reach out to Jill Brooks with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLOOD DONOR AMBASSADORS 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.
DELIVER MEALS IN WINOOSKI – The Age Well Meals on Wheels program through the Winooski Senior Center provides nutritious meals and a friendly check-in to ensure the health and safety of those being served. The Winooski route is expanding as more residents are requesting meals and currently needs volunteers to deliver meals Monday – Friday. Meal pick-up starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Winooski Senior Center and the current route takes about 1.5 hours. Email Molly Schneider to learn more at email@example.com.
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Megan Bridges (she/her/hers)
Community Impact Coordinator
United Way of Northwest Vermont
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