April 23, 2018

Volunteer Opportunities

Choose one of the options below provided by United Way or go to www.unitedwaycc.org/volunteer to check out more than 300 other volunteer options from local nonprofits, schools and public partners or call 860-1677.

OUTREACH SUPPORT

CVOEO Health Connect is looking for volunteers to support its outreach team. Tasks include assisting with research, developing and attending local events, distributing educational and promotional materials, developing and implementing outreach plans, etc. Marketing, organizing, event planning and public outreach skills are needed. Flexible scheduling. Contact Tatum O’Malley at 860-1417, Ext. 115 or email healthconnect@cvoeo.org.

LEAD THE WAY

Ethan Allen Homestead Museum is seeking volunteer tour guides with a passion for history and a desire to work with a variety of people. The museum needs volunteer greeters also, to welcome visitors and sell tickets for tours. For both guides and greeters, a three-hour/week commitment is preferred and training is provided. Volunteers to help with general repairs and upkeep of buildings, displays and grounds are also needed on a flexible schedule. Contact Mary Kelsy Trumps at 865-4556 or email vc@ethanallenhomestead.org.

COMMUNITY YARD SALE

KidSafe Collaborative of Chittenden County is planning its annual community yard sale in early August and is looking for volunteers to help during June and July. Tasks include preparing signs, pricing, volunteer recruitment and scheduling, arranging for pick-ups and deliveries, and/or helping at the sale. Flexible scheduling for planners. Contact Lisa Simon at 863-9626 or email kidsafe@kidsafevt.org.

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION

Winooski Community Services Department is planning a Volunteer Appreciation Lunch for Winooski seniors who donate hundreds of hours a month in volunteer service. Help with set-up, decorations and serving lunch. June 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact the Winooski Senior Center Director at 655-6425 or email seniorcenter@winooskivt.org.

CHAMP RIDE

Vermont CARES is gearing up for its annual fundraising bike ride for HIV/AIDS prevention and needs volunteers to pick up and prepare donated food, staff support stops along the route or to set up a picnic lunch at Oakledge Park in Burlington. June 13. Contact Peter Jacobsen at 863-2437 or email peter@vtcares.org.

PET EXPO

Lucy’s House for the Prevention of Homeless Pets is planning a “Pet Expo” and dog walk on June 14, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Lucy’s is looking for volunteers to help with children’s activities, registration, food court and checking in vendors at the Champlain Valley Expo. Contact Sierra Ellis-Clements at 879-0898 or email lucyshouseforpets@yahoo.com.

LIVE THE DREAM

The DREAM Program needs counselors for the summer camp season in Fletcher. The camp is very rustic with lean-to cabins, a tree house, a pond and miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking. Organizers are looking for counselors to staff one or more of the five camp sessions between June 16 and July 24. Counselors are involved in all phases of camp life including programming, supervision, camp maintenance, meal preparation, etc. Pre-camp training provided. Contact Ashleigh Elsworth-Keller at 338-8979 or email ashleigh@dreamprogram.org. 

5K RUN/WALK

Girls on the Run Vermont needs volunteers for its non-competitive 5K event at Champlain Valley Expo, June 6 from 8 a.m.-noon. Help with face painting, handing out water, staffing the food table and cheering. Contact GOTR at 246-1476 or email Julie Cubino at jcubino@harmonyatlast.com.

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