July 25th, 2013
The listings below are a small sample of the more than 300 volunteer needs from more than 250 agencies online at www.unitedwaycc.org. For more information, call 860-1677.
United Way of Chittenden County is seeking volunteers to help with their Mission Possible race and nonprofit open house. The goal of “Mission Possible” is to raise funds and awareness for the United Way and the programs it supports and to motivate young people to get involved in their community. Volunteers can help with race registration in downtown Burlington or be stationed at nonprofit organizations to guide racers. Aug. 18, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bike Recycle Vermont is looking for volunteers with interest or experience in E-Bay or Craigslist to help sell bikes online. Volunteers should have access to a computer, create and maintain online accounts, create listings for bikes and parts (including pictures), pick up bikes, collect payment and arrange for shipping or pick-up for sold bikes. Work can be done from home or on Bike Recycle’s computers.
Lucy’s House for the Prevention of Homeless Pets is looking for volunteers to coordinate and organize bottle drives to raise money for materials to make pet toys and beds to be donated to local food shelves. Saturdays, about four hours a month.
SPECIAL EVENTS HELP NEEDED
Peace & Justice Center hosts one or more special events each month and needs volunteers to fill a variety of positions including taking or selling tickets, carrying banners, distributing goods or services, providing information to the public at conferences, documenting events in the form of video and photography, etc. Flexible scheduling as needed.
A DRIVING NEED
Cathedral Square Corporation is looking for volunteer drivers to take senior residents to medical appointments and other errands, or to accompany residents in a cab or on SSTA vans. Flexible scheduling, two-plus hours a month. References, insurance verification and background check required.
Channel 17 is inviting volunteers to learn studio television skills through hands-on production of their “Live @ 5:35” TV show on weekday nights. Volunteers learn how to run cameras and direct this hosted show. Youth volunteers, age 15 and up, are welcome with an adult. One hour per week. Training provided.
MUSEUM PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS
Ethan Allen Homestead Museum needs enthusiastic volunteers to help bring 18th century Vermont history to life for visitors. Volunteers make presentations using visuals and hands-on activities to groups of 10-20 students at a time during the school year. Enthusiasm for history and working with the public is important. Training is provided.