April 25, 2017

Volunteer Opportunities

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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