October 1, 2014

Volunteer Opportunities

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

SPREAD THE WORD
Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community along with the DEA and Burlington Police Department will be supporting a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to help address the rising prescription drug abuse problem. They need of volunteers to post flyers throughout Burlington to inform residents of the event, April 12, 17 and 23. Contact Daniel Mulligan at 324-3841 or email him at [email protected]

ROLL ‘EM UP
Run Vermont/Key Bank Vermont City Marathon is preparing for its Memorial Day Weekend event and looking for volunteers to help roll, band and box volunteer t-shirts. Coffee and light snacks provided. April 24, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Contact Lisa Brighenti at 863-8412 or email at [email protected]

PROGRAM PRESENTER NEEDED
Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter is seeking volunteers to present “living with Alzheimer’s” programs in the community. Volunteers will complete a training course and are expected to provide a minimum of two full programs per year. They may also refer program attendees to resources and programs as appropriate. Effective presentation skills are important. Background check required. The association also needs office volunteers to help provide vital information and resources to families and caregivers. Volunteers will be trained on office equipment and information. Contact Jessie Cornell at 316-3839 or email at [email protected]

COMMUNITY JUSTICE
Essex Community Justice Center needs volunteers for two activities. COSA (Circles of Support and Accountability) volunteers are part of a 3- to 4-person team which each supports an individual who has recently come out of incarceration to be successful in the community. 1-2 hours/week. Reparative Panel members in Milton, Colchester and Essex are also needed to support low-level offenders to be accountable for their crimes and to help them make amends to victims and the community. Three-6 hours/month. Training is provided for both and a background check is required. Contact Kate Searles Brayton at 872-7690 or [email protected]

SAFE ACCESS
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is looking for volunteers, age 19 and older, to serve as greeters and ensure patients and staff can safely and comfortable access the health center when anti-choice protesters are present. Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Training provided and a background check is required. Contact Paige Feeser at 448-9754 or email her at [email protected]

ACCESS DATABASE WIZARD NEEDED
Vermont Community Garden Network is looking for a volunteer to build new databases to link to their current Access database. Flexible scheduling, 4 hours a month. Contact Ann Pearce at 861-4769 or [email protected]

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