April 8, 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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
GARDENER NEEDED– Betty’s Bikes has a new educational facility in Burlington that needs some landscaping to beautify it. There is a retaining wall that is falling behind the site and a Japanese knotweed infestation that could also use addressing. The current workshop would also benefit from come container plantings and hanging basket plant displays. Contact Julie Williams at (802) 322-3889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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