Volunteer Opportunities

Choose one of the options below or go to to check out more than 300 other volunteer options from local nonprofits, schools and public partners, email or call United Way at 860-1677.


Cathedral Square is looking for a volunteer to drive a South Burlington senior to the new McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester. Fridays, pick up at 11:30 a.m., return trip at 3:30 p.m. One volunteer does not have to drive both shifts. Day, frequency and times may be flexible. Contact Beth Alpert at 859-8819 or email


Hinesburg Community Resource Center’s “Twice is Nice” thrift shop is in need of friendly volunteers to work beside the store manager to run the shop and help educate the public about their mission to address needs of Hinesburg residents. Tasks include helping customers, making sales, tidying the shop, accepting donations, stocking, etc. Contact Rachel Kring at 482-4946 or


Salvation Farms has returned for another fall of gleaning at a small family orchard in Monkton/Hinesburg and is looking for volunteers to help on Saturday, Oct. 1. A great individual or group activity. Contact Theresa Snow at 888-4360 or email


Intervale Center is looking for gleaners on Thursdays and Fridays to rescue fresh food and package for individuals, families and social service agencies. Contact Carolyn Zeller at 660-0440, ext. 118 or  email


The Howard Center hosts a talk entitled “Suicide Risk and Prevention” on Oct. 13 at and needs ushers from 5:15-7:45 p.m. to help attendees navigate to the theater. Contact Denise Vignoe at 488-6912 or email


Local groups are planning special events and need help:

With Love from Vermont: Turn Hunger into Hope: Help scoop, measure and pack a nutritional food mixture to be sent to hungry and starving children around the world. Also bring a non-perishable food item for the local food shelf to address hunger in Vermont. Oct. 14, 6-8 p.m. and/or Oct. 15, 9-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Contact Barbara Kohler at 989-1562 or email

American Cancer Society: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: Volunteers of all talents and skills are needed to help with this Chittenden County event. For ways to be involved, call Kristina Hermanson at 872-6300 or

VSA Vermont’s BOOM Vermont Drum Festival: Volunteers can help on Oct. 16. Help with workshops, art activities, set-up, registration, hospitality, prizes, clean up and more. Shifts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Heidi Swevens at 238-5170 or email


The Nature Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help remove non-native, invasive species. Tasks involve walking off-trail in rugged terrain and some lifting. Tools and safety equipment provided. Sept. 29 and Oct. 13 at LaPlatte River Marsh in Shelburne and Oct. 17 at Williams Woods in Charlotte. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 229-4425 or email