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Volunteer Opportunities

Choose one of the options below provided by United Way or go to www.unitedwaycc.org/volunteer to check out more than 300 other volunteer options from local nonprofits, schools and public partners or call 860-1677.

EMPOWERMENT

Women Helping Battered Women needs volunteers for its eighth annual Run for Empowerment, which supports programs against domestic abuse. Volunteers will help with set up, registration, refreshments, timing and clean up. June 20, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., on the Burlington Waterfront. Contact Caley Holden at 658-3131 or email caleyh@whbw.org.

ON THE TRAIL

The Nature Conservancy of Vermont will be clearing and preparing trails for the summer at various natural areas in the state and is looking for volunteers to help with these efforts. Join volunteers at Raven Ridge in Monkton on June 18 and 23, at LaPlatte River Marsh in Shelburne on June 30 and July 9 and at Williams Woods in Charlotte on July 2. All work is done from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Contact the volunteer coordinator at 229-4425 or email volunteervt@tnc.org.

DARING TO DREAM

The DREAM Program has been operating Camp DREAM for children of low-income families in Fletcher since 2004. The camp is very rustic with lean-to cabins and miles of hiking and biking trails. The program is looking for volunteers to serve as counselors and summer staff for one or more of its five camp week-long sessions from June 16 to July 24. Volunteers are involved in programming, supervision, camp maintenance, meal preparation, cleanup and all ways of making a positive difference in the lives of some wonderful children. Contact Ashleigh Ellsworth-Keller at 338-8979 or email ashleigh@dreamprogram.org.

FOOD DRIVE and GARDENER

Sara Holbrook Community Center is in need of a group of volunteers to organize and implement a food drive to help replenish its food shelf. A great opportunity for school groups or large business groups. The center is also looking for a volunteer to help in the garden for about three hours on the first Monday morning of the month. Contact Jenny Evans at 862-6342 or email jevans@saraholbrookcc.org.

CONSERVATION TEAM

The Intervale Center is looking for volunteers to support its work of growing native trees and shrubs for restoration projects along Vermont waterways. Volunteers can help by weeding, planting and seed starting. Groups of up to 20 are welcome! Flexible scheduling, but Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays work best. Contact Chelsea Frisbee at 660-0440, Ext. 113, or email Chelsea@intervale.org.

HELP PAY OFF STUDENT LOANS

Howard Center is seeking an AmerCorps VISTA for a one-year, full time commitment beginning in August. Work for the Community Friends Mentoring Program alongside mental health and other professionals in all aspects of running a mentoring Program. Benefits include up to $5,000 federal student loan repayment, living stipend and child care stipend. Training provided. Contact Catherine Shahan at 488-6913 or email cshahan@howardcenter.org.