April 22, 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 increasing. Here is a link for Volunteer Connection to learn more about these and other opportunities.
GREEN UP MISSISQUOI NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – April 30, 2021 Volunteers needed for this annual green up day. This year will look different as COVID-19 safety precautions will be followed. Mainly collecting trash along Route 78 on the refuge and around parking lots and boat launches. Meet at Louie’s Landing Boat Launch off Rt. 78 on the Missisquoi NWR at 9 a.m. Work until noon and then break for a pizza lunch. For more information contact Ken Sturm at (802) 868-4781 ext. 3236.
BOOKMOBILE 5K PLANNING COMMITTEE – The Franklin Grand Isle Bookmobile needs volunteer to help with the planning for their annual 5K fundraiser to help support the bookmobile. The Book It! Marathon will take place in August 2021. All event planning meetings will occur virtually. Contact Lauren Walsh at email@example.com to learn more.
A DRIVING 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-639-5861 ext.243.
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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