United Way Volunteer Connection listings – August 22


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August 22, 2022

LEND A HAND. VOLUNTEER – 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.

MAKE A FRIEND – Age Well is looking for volunteers, age 55 and over, to help seniors remain independent by becoming part of their Vermont Senior Companion Program.  Volunteers provide companionship and assistance to older Vermonters in Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties by helping with shopping and other errands and simple tasks.  Senior Companions receive a non-taxable stipend, mileage reimbursement, paid holidays and vacation time. Contact Erica Marks at 802-662-5249 or email emarks@agewellvt.org

VIDEOGRAPHER NEEDED – Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity is looking for a videographer to capture all they do at their job site. They are looking for someone with a background in videography and editing, skilled professional audio capture, and of understanding of social media and current video trends. If interested, send 2-3 samples or social media handle to Bridget at bmientka@vermonthabitat.org

ZOE’ S RACE – Howard Center invites volunteers to join the fun at Burlington’s Oakledge Park on August 28th, from 7 a.m. to Noon for a 1K or 10K run or 5K walk.  Zoe’s Race will help to make homes accessible for those in need.  A variety of volunteer opportunities are available, and volunteers receive a free T-shirt and great food!  Visit https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/VT/Burlington/ZoesRace

AT THE STORE – Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers at its Habitat Store in Swanton.  Join for a day of service or become a regular volunteer helping to unload donations, stock shelves, test electronics, and/or serve customers.  Flexible Thursday-Saturday schedules, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact volunteer@vermonthabitat.org.

ENGAGE WITH OUR NEIGHBORS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS – ANEW Place invites volunteers to engage with guests at their sober shelter at 89 North Street from 6:30 – 8:30pm Monday – Sunday. Sign up for a specific need or for general volunteering. Background check and COVID 19 vaccination required. Must be at least 18 years old. Contact volunteer coordinator Andre Clark with any questions at aclark@anewplacevt.org

Megan Bridges (she/her/hers)
Community Impact Manager
United Way of Northwest Vermont
(802) 861-7822