September 22, 2014

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. For more information, visit www.unitedwaycc.org or call 860-1677.

TIED WITH A BOW

The Turning Point Center of Chittenden County needs help wrapping gifts at the Phoenix Bookstore through Dec. 24.  Flexible weekday, weekend and evening schedules. Vermont CARES is looking for volunteers to wrap gifts at Burlington Town Center to support HIV/AIDS prevention and care. Dec. 20, 21 and 24, 5-8 p.m.

A TAXING TIME

Become an IRS certified tax preparer through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Volunteers serve four to six hours a week helping lower income individuals and families file taxes and receive the earned income tax credit. Free training provided during January or online, must pass an IRS test to become certified.

KEEPING RECORDS

VNA of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties is looking for volunteers to help in the medical records office with filing, scanning, sorting, etc. Weekday afternoons, five to 10 hours a week.

STAYING IN SHAPE

Cathedral Square Corporation is seeking volunteers to teach low-impact group fitness, gentle yoga and/or one-on-one exercise at each of its sites. Flexible scheduling. References and background check required.

PROVIDE A MEAL

Burlington Emergency Shelter needs volunteers to provide dinner for shelter guests. A great group opportunity to serve neighbors in need. Volunteers provide the food, cook it at home and bring a ready-to-eat meal, which they can stay and share with the guests. Call to schedule a date.

A BALANCED APPROACH

Heineberg Senior and Community Center is seeking a friendly, motivated volunteer instructor for a weekly class in January to help seniors avoid canes and walkers by improving strength and balance. Monday and Thursday morning schedules.

TEACH WHAT YOU LOVE

Sara Holbrook Community Center invites dynamic, skilled volunteers to share special interests in an after-school program. Hip-hop, gymnastics, skate boarding, drama, pottery, science…whatever will excite you and the kids. About 1 1/2 hours a week for 6 weeks. References and background check required.

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