Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities
Tis the season to volunteer.Choose one of the options below or go to check out more than 300 other volunteer options from local nonprofits, schools and public partners, or call 860-1677.

Two groups are looking for volunteers to wrap gifts to be distributed to those who would otherwise go without.

ReSOURCE needs volunteers to help with gift wrapping for all shoppers with an optional cash donation in support of the Essential Goods Voucher Program, a poverty relief program. Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14 and 20, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Household Goods Store on Pine Street. Contact Lizzy Fox at 223-6607 or email

Vermont CARES needs volunteers to wrap gifts at the Burlington Town Center holiday table. Volunteers work in teams, so sign up with a friend. Dec. 12-24, three-hour shifts between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Contact Christian Pinillos at 863-2437 or email

Fletcher Free Library invites volunteers to share the joy of reading by participating in the 24th annual “Books for Children Gift Campaign.” Choose from a list (available now) or make your own choices at participating bookstores for a discount. Books are needed by Dec. 10 to be distributed through local agencies that serve children. Contact Rebecca Goldberg at 865-7216 or email

Cathedral Square Corporation is seeking volunteers to bring good cheer and good food to seniors without family or funds to entertain. Prepare and serve a delicious homemade meal for about 15 residents on the day before Thanksgiving or early Christmas week. Musical groups could also provide entertainment (guitar, small ensemble, “family bands,” vocalists) to appreciative seniors. Background check required. Contact Beth Alpert at 861-3297 or

Lucy’s House for the Prevention of Homeless Pets is looking for volunteers to make dog and cat toys to distribute at local food shelves for the holidays. Join in at Brownell Library in Essex on Dec. 6 from 1-3 p.m. to make tug toys, catnip sock toys, etc. Contact Sierra Ellis-Clements at 879-0898 or email

Ethan Allen Residence is seeking fitness volunteers to get residents moving through leading groups in yoga, Tai-chi or strength building exercises. References and background check required. Contact Carolyn Stevens at 658-1573 or email

CVAAneeds volunteers, age 14 and up, to help shovel snow for seniors after a snowfall. Clear driveways and/or walkways so seniors can get to medical appointments or even to their mailbox. Volunteers are matched with specific seniors in their area and are expected to shovel after an accumulation of 3 inches or more. The seniors provide the shovel, you provide the muscle. Contact Bev Hill at 865-0360 or