May 23, 2019

Volunteer opportunities

By Sue Alenick

United Way Volunteer Coordinator


The Essex Train Hop Committee is presenting “SteAmfest 2018: The Art of Possibility,” an art and innovation festival Sept. 21-22 in Essex Junction. Volunteers needed to help run stations and art exhibitions. Enjoy the Friday night art walk and Saturday artists’ market, both with live music and street food. Contact Darby Mayville at 868-6944 or email


Essex CHIPS is in need of an information and referral volunteers to connect youth, parents/guardians, and other support networks to the resources (food, shelter, health care, crisis intervention, etc.) they need. Volunteers handle various types of calls, enter and maintain caller data, provide referrals, assist with TeenLine Youth Food Shelf and more. Minimum four hours a week, flexible scheduling. Contact Aubrey Robinson at 878-6982, Ext. 107.


Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity needs data entry help to enter volunteer information and hours at its Williston ReStore. Weekly, about 1.5 hours. Contact Allison DeVoe at 318-7533 or email


Shelburne Museum is in search of a volunteer textile demonstrator to interact with visitors in the textile collection and demonstrate and explain techniques used in such textile arts as quilting, rug hooking, needlework and embroidery. Flexible scheduling. The museum also needs volunteers experienced in furniture restoration and caning, grounds maintenance, woodworking, painting, carpentry and more. Flexible weekday hours between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Contact Katharine Noiva at 985-0865 or email


Ethan Allen Residence is looking for volunteers to spend one-on-one time with residents. Share a pot of tea, listen to life stories, go for a stroll… whatever your interests are, there is an elder waiting for you. Contact Cameron Segal at 843-408-7114 or email


Franklin County Animal Rescue is in need of shelter volunteers to help with preparing food bags, spot cleaning, mailings, computer entry and more. Flexible scheduling weekdays and weekends. A great opportunity for youth volunteers accompanied by an adult. Contact Hadley Shannon at 524-9650 or email


ReSOURCE is seeking a book-loving volunteer to help update and continually replenish the donated books section of its retail store. Volunteers can also help create a new system of organizing, displaying and discounting books. ReSOURCE also needs volunteers to staff its e-commerce department to help identify unique donated items that might be valuable to a collector, research prices and post the items for sale on the internet. Contact Carly Gilligan at 658-4143 Ext. 352 or email

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