September 16, 2014

Volunteers

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The listings below are a small sample of needs from more than 200 agencies, available by going online to www.unitedwaycc.org and clicking on “Volunteer.” If you do not have computer access, or would like more information about the volunteer opportunities, call 860-1677 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

PICNIC

Lund Family Center is celebrating families created through adoption and needs volunteers to lead activities, monitor food and games, help with set up, parking and much more. A great group or individual volunteer opportunity. Sept. 25, shifts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CAMP CLOSE UP

Common Ground Center/Camp Common Ground in Starksboro needs volunteers to help close down for the season. Tasks include moving outdoor furniture, stacking tables and chairs, boxing dishes, books and games, clearing gardens and more. Oct. 12-13, four-hour shifts from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT

Vermont Children’s Aid’s “Holiday Spirit” program helps families affected by the criminal justice system provide gifts for moms and dads to give to their children. A volunteer is needed to contact businesses and community groups to request donations, organize family requests, organize donations and help with the holiday events at the North West State Women’s Correctional Facility and in the community. Flexible scheduling through December.

DATA ENTRY

Vermont Children’s Aid is looking for volunteer help to get its new database up and running during September and October. Volunteers should be comfortable with computer entry and respect confidentiality. Flexible scheduling.

REORGANIZE

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England is on the hunt for volunteers with organizational, painting and decorating skills to help with one-day projects in Burlington area stores. Flexible weekday, evening and weekend scheduling.

HELPING HABITAT

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers for marketing, data entry, writing articles and fund-raising to help the organization continue to provide homes for those in need.

> Online and e-marketing: Help reach more supporters and increase communication with existing supporters through e-mail, website and other electronic tools. Background in marketing, fund-raising or donor management would be ideal.

> Data Entry: Enter volunteer profile information into a database and help schedule volunteers for work days on a Habitat site. Most work can be done from home.

> Writers: Write articles for quarterly newsletter. Articles include interviews with volunteers, special events, home maintenance and energy saving tips, updates on build projects and more. Writing can be done from home.

> Fund-raising: Serve on the Fundraising Committee to help raise money to build more houses for families in need. Become involved in fund-raising activities including a summer picnic, open houses, house dedication events, phone-a-thon, wine tastings and more. About five hours a month.

> Grant Writer: Experienced grant writer to help apply for grants to build more homes. Work can be done from home.

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