The listings below are a small sample of needs from more than 200 agencies, available by going online to 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.


Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers who want to help area businesses save energy and money by conducting on-site “business energy visits.” Volunteers will be trained to identify basic energy saving opportunities and to review financial incentives offered by Efficiency Vermont. Volunteers are expected to attend a three-hour training from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 14 and then conduct five one-hour business visits by mid-December.


The American Cancer Society needs volunteers to distribute Making Strides posters and information to businesses, schools and organizations in every community during the week of Oct. 10. Flexible scheduling. Volunteers are also needed to prepare and serve refreshments at the Making Strides event at Dorset Park in South Burlington on Oct. 17, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Linking Learning to Life is holding a Giant Pumpkin Regatta and Festival on Sunday, Oct. 10 at the Burlington Waterfront and needs volunteers to help with arts and crafts, refreshment sales, loading pumpkins and more. Flexible scheduling between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


The BHA Network for Education and Technology works directly with youth and adults interested in learning the basic functions of the Windows operating system as well as printers, scanners and more. The Network is looking for a student or professional with the ability to lead a group of learners to develop proficiency in today’s most common office tools. Flexible scheduling.


Lund Family Center is seeking quilt makers to make lap-size sensory quilts for children receiving adoption services. Volunteers should be creative with patterns, textures and design and utilize fillings of rice, beans or popcorn. An excellent opportunity for “stay at home volunteers.”


Lund Family Center will be celebrating its 120th anniversary next year and is looking for a volunteer with a passion for history and the talent to bring that history to life by presenting the Center’s incredible past in new and interesting ways. Flexible scheduling.


Mercy Connections has partnered with Vermont Works for Women to create a mentoring program to support women making the transition from correctional facilities into Chittenden County. Mentors can have a profound influence as individual women work to rebuild their lives. Orientation and specialized training provided. Mercy Connections also needs volunteers for short-term assistance such as helping with transportation.