April 25, 2018

Volunteer Opportunities

Choose one of the options below 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 United Way at 860-1677.

Ombudsman/Advocate

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Project (of Vermont Legal Aid) needs volunteer advocates, statewide, to work with residents of long-term care facilities (nursing homes, residential care homes and assisted living residences). Volunteers make frequent, unannounced visits to facilities in their local area to respond to resident complaints, report serious problems to supervisors and provide residents and their families with information. Training and monthly in-service meetings provided. References and background check required. Contact Alice Harter at 1-800-769-6728 or email volunteers@vtlegalaid.org.

Go Shopping

Cathedral Square Corporation needs volunteers to help residents by shopping and delivering groceries. In some cases, the volunteer would help create the grocery list. Cathedral Square is also looking for a volunteer to spend time between 2 and 4 p.m. and/or 5 and 8 p.m. with a 94-year-old gentleman who tends to “wander.” References and background check required for both opportunities. Contact Beth Alpert at 859-8819 or email alpert@cathedralsquare.org.

New Horizons in Education

Lund’s New Horizons Education Program provides individualized high school education for pregnant and parenting women, many of whom have had limited support for educational services. Volunteers are needed to provide childcare in the classroom weekdays between 9 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Volunteers should be able to commit to a regular schedule for a period of time. Background check required. Contact Jamie Tourangeau at 864-7467 or email jamiet@lundvt.org.

Making amends to victims

Franklin Grand Isle Restorative Justice Center seeks to repair the harm done to victims by those who violate the law. Restorative Justice Panel members work as a team to understand the harm caused and the best way for the offender to make amends and not re-offend. They also help create a Reparative Contract to be sure the impact of the offense is understood and amends are made. References and background check required. Contact Chloe Viner Collins at 752-2094 or email chloe@fgirjc.org.

Help the garden grow

ReSOURCE is seeking a skilled gardener to help freshen up its appearance with flowers by creating potted flower arrangements to accent the store exterior, purchasing and hanging plants (budget provided) and creating a watering schedule. Flexible scheduling. Contact Bridget Johnson at 658-4143 or email volunteer@resourcevt.org.

On the farm

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps has numerous projects on their farm to prepare for the upcoming growing season. Volunteers can help with greenhouse disassembly and reconstruction, constructing a mobile hen house, revamping barn storage space for its summer farm stand, wall and roof construction for an operations tool room and lots of transplanting. No experience needed, just a willingness to learn. Contact Allie Perline at 434-3969 or email volunteer@vycc.org.

Leadership board for Alzheimer’s Assoc.

Alzheimer’s Association has recently launched a Volunteer Leadership Board to help build new community partnerships and donor support. Volunteers will help recruit high-level volunteers for the Board and for work groups. The Association is also looking for volunteers to be an active voice on Twitter and Facebook by writing regular email updates about current legislative and public policy issues. Contact Mike Clark at 316-3839 or email mclark@alz.org.

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