August 28, 2014

Local volunteer opportunities

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The listings below are a small sample of the more than 350 volunteer needs from more than 250 agencies. To learn more or to volunteer, visit www.unitedwaycc.org or call 860-1677, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

DOG WALKERS NEEDED

All Breed Rescue needs volunteers to help socialize rescue dogs. Some dogs come from bad situations and need to learn that people are good and won’t harm them. A 20-minute walk gets these dogs closer to finding a home. Volunteers must have experience with dogs, be at least 16 years old and attend training.

FOOD DRIVE

Sara Holbrook Community Center is looking for volunteers to organize and implement a food drive to help replenish its food shelf. This is an opportunity for school groups, large business groups, etc. Flexible scheduling.

ON THE BOARD

Several local agencies are seeking volunteers to fill positions on their Boards:

Vermont Alliance of Information & Referral Systems is seeking volunteers with strategic planning, marketing, website development and/or finance skills are needed to help with a 3-year strategic development phase. Quarterly board meetings and bi-monthly strategic development meetings.

Champlain Community Services is looking for board members who have family members with developmental disabilities and an interest in fundraising, community connection and community inclusion. Monthly Monday evening meetings in Colchester.

Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community is seeking members with a passion for creating health and wellness on a community level. This includes volunteers with legal expertise, connections to the Burlington School District, and Burlington residents with young children. Monthly Thursday evening meetings in Winooski.

SPECIAL EVENTS AND MORE

The Schoolhouse Learning Center needs volunteers to help plan and implement special events and fundraising activities. Help implement the annual fundraising plan, research grant proposals, plan community-wide events, prepare press releases and represent the school at public events. Flexible schedule, four hours/week.

ARTS & CRAFTS

Fletcher Free Library Youth Department is looking for a creative, organized volunteer to help run its “Creative Tuesdays” after-school program. The program encourages the use of recycled materials for theme-inspired art and craft projects. Tuesdays, 2:45-5:15 p.m. References and background check required.

GRAPHIC DESIGN AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Brain Injury Association of Vermont needs a volunteer to create a consistent look and expand the effectiveness of its web and print materials. Could be done at home, flexible schedules, four to eight hours a month. Graphic design and cause-related marketing skills required. Volunteer interns are needed to help establish social media platforms. Interns should be able to commit to a full semester or summer term, at a minimum of four to six hours a week.

RESTORING JUSTICE

Transitional Services for Youth & Families needs volunteers to serve on its Restorative Justice Panel to help determine a fair, structured way to resolve juvenile crimes. Volunteers must be able to commit to at least six months. Training provided. Weekday evenings, three to five hours on alternate weeks.

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