The listings below are a small sample of the 300+ volunteer needs from more than 250 agencies you can find online at www.unitedwaycc.org. If you do not have computer access, or would like information about the volunteer opportunities below, call 860-1677, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
JANUARY IS NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH: Throughout the month, we will feature a variety of programs that invite volunteers to make a difference in a child’s life by serving as mentors.
Howard Center, Child, Youth & Family Services: Adult mentors are needed for children with developmental disabilities. Bake brownies, play games or even rake leaves for two hours, once a week with a special child. Training and support provided. References and background check required.
Girl Scouts of the Green & White Mountains: Help inspire a new generation with a passion for leadership, law, government and advocacy through the “Girls Rock the Capital” legislative internship program for Girl Scouts in grades 9-12 which starts in spring 2013. Help coordinate this program and serve as a mentor & leader in the group’s endeavors. References and background check required.
Winooski Community Services Department: Serve as a tutor and mentor in the Girls Only! after-school program for high school girls. Volunteers may work one-on-one with students doing homework or in small groups. Assignments may include English papers, math problems, driver’s ed., etc. Volunteers should be excellent role models for the girls. Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m. Background check required.
DRIVERS NEED – Essex Meals on Wheels is looking for regular, seasonal and substitute drivers to deliver meals to seniors in Colchester, Essex, Jericho, Underhill and Williston. Meals are picked up in Essex Jct. between 10-10:30 a.m. and the route usually takes just over an hour for delivery. Drivers can drive alone or recruit friends to sub for one another. Reliable car, valid driver’s license and insurance required. Weekday scheduling.
SOUP SUPPER – The Sara Holbrook Community Center is looking for volunteers to help at the annual Soup Supper fundraiser by washing dishes. A great group activity! And you get all the soup, salad and desserts you can eat! Thursday, Feb. 7, 5-9 p.m.
SNOWSHOE SHUFFLE – The American Lung Association will hold a snowshoe shuffle race at Bolton Valley on Saturday, Feb. 9 and is seeking volunteers to help with registration, cheerleading, water stations, etc. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
ON THE SLOPES – Alzheimer’s Association needs experienced outdoor volunteers for one of New England’s premier backcountry skiing events, The Camels’ Hump Challenge. Volunteers will staff the mid-way fire and tent spot for skiers to take a break. Knowledge of skier safety or first aid is a plus. Sunday, Feb. 10, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
PULLING STRINGS – Puppets in Education helps teach children to keep themselves safe and healthy and to appreciate each other’s differences. They are looking for volunteers to help with administrative needs, event support and program advocacy. Tasks may include public relations, fundraising, conference activities, marching in holiday parades, etc. Flexible weekday and Saturday scheduling.
FIX-IT FOLKS NEEDED – ReSOURCE is committed to creating value from materials that are otherwise wasted and providing social entrepreneurial opportunities for disadvantaged youth, age 16-24. Volunteers with woodworking skills will help make items such as benches, tables and birdhouses and pass along your skills to youth. Requires significant carpentry or woodworking experience and the desire to pass those skills on to the next generation. Regular weekly scheduling.