Volunteer Opportunities

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


People Helping People Global needs volunteers for their 5th Annual Brain Freezer 5K event on July 9 from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Over 300 racers run 1.5 miles, stop to eat a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and then finish the final 1.5 miles! Volunteers hand out ice cream, take photos, direct traffic, set up and break down tents and tables, and mark the course the evening before. Contact Alex Tuck at 318-4488 or email


The Wake Up to Dying Project is coming to Burlington for 4 event-packed days, July 14-17 with a traveling exhibit on the lawn of the Fletcher Free Library in downtown Burlington. Volunteers can help with set up, greet people and guide them through the exhibit, break down after the event, etc. 2 to 4-hour shifts from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily. Contact Mary Wesley at 802-522-7818 or email


The Habitat ReStore needs volunteers over the age of 16 to help receive donations, stock shelves, clean and repair items, assist customers, and test electronics and appliances. Shifts include 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. E-mail Allison DeVoe at or call 318-7533 to get involved.


Girls Rock Vermont is gearing up for summer camp, July 18-23 and Aug. 8-13. Volunteers with musical experience are needed to serve as instrument instructors in guitar, bass, keyboards and drums from 9 a.m.-noon each day and band coaches noon to 5:30 p.m. daily. Preference is for strong female role models. Background check required. Contact Linda Bassick at 503-0409 or email


Camp Exclamation Point needs volunteers for a week-long camp (Aug. 12-20) in Thetford. Volunteer camp counselors and certified lifeguards will spend a week at a beautiful lakeside camp with 110 campers, grades 3-8. Staff training provided. Background check required. Contact Scott Moore at 855-802-2267 or email


Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity asks volunteers to lend a hand at one of their construction sites. Help is needed at a new home being built in Richmond or completion of a build in Milton. Contact David Mullin at 872-8726 or email


Alzheimer’s Association is seeking educators to help the community gain important access to the knowledge and resources needed to help with early detection, strategies and other essential tools. Flexible scheduling. Contact Mike Clark at 316-3839 or email


Winooski Community Services Department needs a Meals on Wheels assistant to deliver meals to seniors, perform safety checks and chat with clients who would otherwise be isolated. Volunteers must have a car and valid driver’s license, be able to climb stairs carrying meals, and be comfortable with diverse populations. Background check required. Contact Paul Sarne at 655-6410 Ext. 12, or email


Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform is seeking volunteers to research issues and grants related to criminal justice reform, to assist with various administrative duties and a volunteer to create a volunteer policy for their specific needs. Contact Suzi Wizowaty at 802-503-0601 or email