United Way Volunteer Connection listings

September 22, 2021

LEND A HAND. VOLUNTEER – United Way of Northwest Vermont’s mobile-friendly Volunteer Connection connects you to hundreds of local volunteer needs. Search by age, date, county, interests or causes that are important to you. Stay connected to community needs. Here is a link for Volunteer Connection to learn more about these and other opportunities.

MEALS ON WHEELS – Age Well is looking for Meals on Wheelsvolunteers to fill a number of needs. Volunteers can deliver meals, grocery shop, help with budgeting, and/or share friendly visits with older neighbors. For information, contact the Age Well Volunteer Team at 662-5249 or email volunteer@agewellvt.org.

IMMERSE – ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is looking for Gallery Docent volunteers, age 16 and up, to help create an immersive museum experience for visitors.  Docents use objects and artifacts to tell stories that open guests’ eyes to the wonders and joys of the natural world. They also respond to questions, initiate conversations about exhibits, and assist with special events and festivals.  A minimum of one 3-hour shift per week for a minimum of 4 months is required.  Shifts are flexible, 7 days a week.  Training is provided.  Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required.  Contact https://www.echovermont.org/join-support/volunteer/

IT’S IN THE DETAILS – American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to help with administrative projects that support fundraising and development in Northern New England.  If you’re a detail-oriented individual, there are many projects you might work on including researching potential donors, assisting with gift processing, preparing donor presentations, assisting with mailings for events and solicitations, and more.  Basic computer skills and effective communication skills are all you need to make a difference.  To join the team, contact www.redcross.org/volunteer.

DO DROP IN – Intervale Center is accepting drop-in volunteers on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to Noon and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to Noon and 1-4 p.m. throughout the growing season.  Volunteers of all ages are welcome!  Contact jill@intervale.org

LOVE CLOTHING? – ReSOURCE has a new clothing department in their Burlington and Williston stores and are in need of volunteers to process donated clothing.  Tasks include sorting, inspecting, hanging, folding, and displaying donations.  Contact volunteer@resourcevt.org

MENTOR! MENTOR! – FriendCHIPS Youth Mentoring is a school-based mentoring program to empower 3rd-8th graders in Essex Town to make healthy life choices.  Adult volunteers, age 21 and older, spend one hour a week with a student at school and participate in activities such as games, arts & crafts, sports cooking, and conversation.  Build a relationship with a child one hour at a time to help children navigate the challenges of growing up and maximizing their potential.  For information, visit www.essexchips.org/mentor.

Courtesy of Megan Bridges, Community Impact Coordinator