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, email or call United Way at 860-1677.


Steps to End Domestic Violence provides a safe living space for those fleeing and surviving abuse. Up to 15 residents share a weeknight dinner and provide support for each other. Volunteers can help by bringing a prepared meal to a drop-off location or having a meal picked up at the volunteer’s location. Contact Kim Jordan at 658-3131, Ext. 1081 or email


Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports is searching for energetic, dedicated individuals with a passion for outdoor recreation to instruct participants with disabilities in activities such as paddling, cycling, mountain biking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing and more. Training provided. Contact Maggie Burke at 786-4991, ext. 30, or email


VNA Adult Day Program invites talented volunteers to perform for a group of 15-20 individuals by playing instruments, dancing or singing. Flexible scheduling. Background check required. Contact Donna LaFromboise-Perretta at 860-4458 or email


Mercy Connections needs volunteers to help with grocery shopping for its weekly community meal. Purchase food from a provided list for a meal to serve 40 people. Can be done on Monday, Tuesday or early Wednesday, and volunteers are invited to join the Thursday meal. The program runs September through June. Contact Darrell Morris at 846-7063 or email


Green Mountain Transit provides volunteer drivers to transport seniors and individuals with disabilities who live beyond regular fixed route bus service in Franklin and Grand Isle regions. A valid driver’s license, auto insurance and a good driving record are required, and drivers are reimbursed for mileage. Contact Patti Chadwick at 527-2181 or email

Coming Events

Several groups are planning events in the coming weeks and need volunteers:

Let’s Grow Kids has tables at Vermont fairs to provide information and to entertain kids with a giant Chutes & Ladders game. Volunteers are needed to staff the booth, help children play the game and get pledges signed. Various shifts available Aug. 26 – Sept. 4 at the Fairgrounds in Essex Junction. Training provided. Contact Shayla Zammuto at 448-4409 or email

Catamount Trail Association invites volunteers to help at the Race to the Top in Stowe, Aug. 27 and 28. Volunteers can help with parking, registration, course and venue set-up, water stations, shuttle driving, awards ceremony, photography/digital video and more. Volunteers receive a t-shirt, raffle ticket, and entry to the barbecue. Contact Amy Kelsey at 864-5794 or email

Howard Center is planning Zoe’s Race on Aug. 28 from 7 a.m.-noon in Oakledge Park. Volunteers can help with registration, course support, food service, set up, clean up and more. Prep work help is also needed during the week of Aug. 22. Contact Denise Vignoe at 488-6912 or email

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