October 24th, 2013
The listings below are a small sample of the more than 300 volunteer needs from more than 250 agencies you can find on-line at www.unitedwaycc.org. For more information, call 860-1677.
A MATTER OF BALANCE
RSVP of Chittenden County is looking for volunteer coaches for their “A Matter of Balance” fall prevention program. The small group, gentle exercise program helps older adults manage their fear of falling. Volunteer coaches should have good communication skills, patience and a willingness to lead a series of small group classes for elders. Training is provided. TB testing and background check required.
ReSOURCE is in need of volunteers to help in the repair, refurbishing and resale of appliances. Tasks include cleaning large appliances, organizing parts, recording and tracking invoices, salvage of old appliances for recycling, loading dock assistance and more. Orientation is required. Flexible scheduling.
Shades of Ebony at Burlington High School is seeking up to five volunteer tutors to help a group of students with literacy skills. The tutoring program is piloting a new learning approach that supports diverse learning styles. Training will be provided. Three hours a week. In addition to the tutorial program, the group also sponsors enhancement programs of creative learning opportunities on-site and in the community. Many volunteers are needed and suggestions for enhancement opportunities are welcome.
CVOEO Health Connect is working to insure that Vermonters are aware of new systems, health plans and financial assistance through one-on-one support. Volunteers are needed to join the Outreach Team to assist with event planning and implementation, canvassing, posting flyers and staffing tables at events. Flexible scheduling, two hours per event.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Two local groups are looking for volunteers to prepare meals and treats as part of their ongoing programs:
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont: Prepare meals or snacks for a variety of weekly parent support groups. All ingredients, recipes and materials are provided. Volunteers generally prepare the food in their own kitchen and transport it to meeting sites. Flexible scheduling. Some experience cooking healthy food for families is important but you don’t have to be an expert chef.
VNA Family Room: Volunteers are needed to prepare preschool lunches three mornings a week during the school year. Menus and recipes are provided, but creativity is welcome. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program needs individuals or families to visit and help refugee families. Provide support, orientation, invitations to meal and outings and serve as a general community resource to these families. Interactions may include grocery shopping, working on English, or just doing fun things together. Orientation, introductions and ideas are provided. Ideally, this is a yearlong commitment. References, background check and orientation are required.