November 28, 2014

Volunteer Opportunities

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The listings below are a small sample of the 300–plus volunteer needs from more than 250 agencies available find online at www.unitedwaycc.org.

MENTOR! MENTOR!

Mercy Connections and Vermont Works for Women have created a mentoring program to support women making the transition from correctional facilities to living in Chittenden County. Mentors can have a profound influence on supporting individual women rebuilding their lives. If you are a good listener and want to help give a woman a fresh start, you can receive 12 hours of specialized training. Learn more at a volunteer orientation May 8 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. References and background check required.

TRAINEE PROGRAM

ReSOURCE provides volunteers with the opportunity to provide assistance in adult and youth–oriented training programs. Volunteers can help in administrative support, curriculum development, classroom tutoring, financial literacy, job hunting skills, etc. Volunteers should have a background in education and experience working with adults and/or youth. Four hours a week with an eight–week minimum commitment. Background check required.

OUTREACH

Girls Rock Vermont is looking for an outreach coordinator to help promote Girls Rock Camp, recruit volunteers and campers, and contact other community organizations. Tasks may include sending out newsletters, attending community events, building relationships with sponsors, etc. Flexible weekly scheduling. Girls Rock is also looking for a fundraising events coordinator to brainstorm fundraising ideas, promote and attend events, etc. About five hours a week plus events.

PRESERVATION

Shelburne Museum is seeking volunteers to help preserve the last remaining steam locomotive from the Central Vermont Railway. Volunteers will learn about preservation techniques as they arrest corrosion, protect the metal and improve the appearance of the locomotive. Tools and materials provided. Four hours a week Monday–Thursday from June to September. Must be 16 or older.

TAKING STEPS

COTS is gearing up for its annual COTS Walk at Burlington’s Battery Park and is looking for volunteers to serve as crossing guards, refreshment distributors, etc. Sunday, May 5, 1–4 p.m.

GREEN UP!

Go to www.greenupvermont.org and click “How to Participate” to find Green Up Day projects in your community.

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