November 22, 2014

Volunteer Opportunities

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The listings below are a small sample of the more than 300 volunteer needs from more than 250 agencies at www.unitedwaycc.org. For more information, call 860-1677.

INVADERS

The Nature Conservancy of Vermont is looking for volunteers to continue the effort to remove invasive garlic mustard from the Raven Ridge Natural Area in Monkton (May 23, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.), and at Williams Woods Natural Area in Charlotte (May 29, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.). Training provided. Bring sturdy shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, water and lunch.

A DRIVING NEED

Neighbor Rides needs volunteer drivers to transport seniors and persons with disabilities to medical appointments and other essential errands. Volunteers use their own vehicles and need a valid driver’s license, registration, insurance and a safe, reliable vehicle. Mileage reimbursement available. Flexible scheduling. Background check required.

OFFICE AND MEALS SUPPORT NEEDED

Vermont Respite House is looking for a receptionist to answer phones and attend to tidying chores such as watering plants and dusting. Three hours once a week on Monday afternoons, Tuesday morning and/or Thursday morning. Also needed are short-term mealtime substitutes to help with breakfast and lunch offerings, two and a half hours a meal. All volunteers must attend trainings, which will take place June 4, 11 and 18 in the early evening.

STENCIL THE CITY!

Local Motion will be stenciling sidewalks with spray chalk/paint (with city permission) with thought-provoking safety reminders and messages to help educate the public about the rights and responsibilities of walkers and cyclists. Join the fun and help spread the word! Flexible dates and times, four-hour blocks of time.

MUSEUM HELP

Rokeby Museum needs a volunteer experienced with MailChimp to help convert to digital communication. Volunteer will help set up and create a newsletter for the museum. Flexible scheduling. The museum also needs a volunteer caretaker to help keep the grounds beautiful. Tasks include mowing, weeding, mulching, trail maintenance, etc. Flexible weekday and weekend scheduling.

MARATHON

RunVermont/KeyBank Vermont City Marathon depends on volunteers for its success. Volunteer for the marathon, Sports & Fitness Expo or YAM Scram, now through race day on May 26. Opportunities include race packet stuffing or pickup, course monitor, merchandise sales, runner’s food tent, information, relay zone monitors and more. Shifts two-plus hours.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Special Olympics Vermont needs timers, scorekeepers, recorders and more volunteers for its Summer Games, which take place at the University of Vermont June 8-9. The softball games will be held at Williston Central School. Sign up at www.specialolympicsvermont.org

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