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Volunteer Opportunities

Choose from the options below 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.

VOLUNTEER GRANDPARENTS NEEDED

United Way’s Foster Grandparent Program needs volunteers, age 55 and over, to make a difference in the lives of children in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. Foster grandparent volunteers serve 15-40 hours a week at preschools, child care centers, Head Start programs and elementary schools under the supervision of teachers and staff. They help with tutoring, mentoring and self-esteem building activities appropriate for the age of the child. Volunteers are particularly needed for schools in Burlington, Milton, Huntington and Essex, but many other locations are available. A small non-taxable stipend is provided to income-eligible applicants. Contact Susan Abell at 861-7823 or email susana@unitedwaycc.org.

HALF-MARATHONS

Run Vermont needs volunteers for its “Unplugged” Half Marathon on April 9. Volunteers help with runner support at the Colchester start, course monitoring and at the finish in Burlington. Varied shifts between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Contact Chuck Spear at 863-8412 or email chuck@runvermont.org.

A DRIVING NEED

Cathedral Square is looking for volunteers to be matched with a senior for twice monthly trips to run errands, buy groceries, etc. There is also a need for “on call” drivers. Background check and verification of driver’s license and insurance required. Contact Beth Alpert at 859-8819 or email alpert@cathedralsquare.org.

MUSEUM BUFFS SPECIAL

Rokeby Museum invites potential volunteers to join them for coffee and muffins to learn more about volunteering at the Museum in Ferrisburgh. See this amazing historic site and meet current guides. April 23, 10-11 a.m. Contact Jane Williamson at 877-3406 or email Rokeby@comcast.net.

TREES & PLANTS

Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District needs volunteer teams to help sort and pack trees and shrubs April 20 to 21 and to help at the sale on April 23. Volunteers learn about native plants and conservation practices and enjoy munchies and great company. Some lifting required. Contact Corrina Parnapy at 828-4493 or email corrina@winooskinrcd.org.

A FRIENDLY VISIT

Two local groups are inviting volunteers to spend time with seniors living in their communities. Cathedral Square serves seniors who would love to spend a few hours a month sharing stories, experiences and a good joke or two. Senior communities are located throughout Chittenden County. Contact Beth Alpert at 859-8819 or email alpert@cathedralsquare.org. CVAA is looking to support seniors in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand isle counties through one-on-one visits, enabling them to remain independent. Activities may include friendly chats, balancing a checkbook, playing cards and games, shopping or going on outings. Contact Erica Marks at 865-0360 or email emarks@cvaa.org. References and background check required for both opportunities.