August 8th, 2013
The listings below are a small sample of the 300+ volunteer needs from more than 250 agencies you can find online at www.unitedwaycc.org. If you do not have computer access, or would like information about the volunteer opportunities below, call 860-1677, Mon. – Fri. from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
A DRIVING NEED
Cathedral Square Corporation is looking for volunteer drivers to take senior residents to medical appointments and other errands, or to accompany residents in a cab or on SSTA vans. Flexible scheduling, 2+ hours a month. A great opportunity to form new friendships. References, insurance verification and background check required.
Channel 17 is inviting volunteers to learn studio television skills through hands-on production of their “Live @ 5:35” TV show on weekday nights. Volunteers learn how to run cameras and direct this hosted show. Youth volunteers, age 15 and up, are welcome with an adult. One hour per week. Training provided.
MUSEUM PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS
Ethan Allen Homestead Museum needs enthusiastic volunteers to help bring 18th century Vermont history to life for visitors. Volunteers make presentations using visuals and hands-on activities to groups of around 10-20 students at a time during the school year. Enthusiasm for history and working with the public is important. Training is provided.
Burlington Emergency Shelter is in need of a volunteer to advise them on their database for tracking homeless men and women who stay at the shelter. Flexible scheduling. The shelter is also looking for volunteers to prepare and bring a meal in for homeless guests. Check open dates on the Meals Calendar at www.beshelter.org.
Cathedral Square Corporation runs a regularly scheduled foot care clinic for older adults in Burlington, Charlotte, Colchester and Jericho and is looking for volunteers with nursing or patient care experience. They should be able to work with minimal supervision and recognize the need to refer questions and concerns to appropriate staff. Volunteers work five hours every six weeks.
Franklin County Home Health Agency will be holding Hospice Volunteer Training beginning on Sept. 12 and running for 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings (5:30-8:30 p.m.) in St. Albans. Volunteers will be trained to provide caregiver respite, serve as companions, enhance the quality of end of life care and assist with agency events and administrative tasks. References and background check required.
Vermont Foodbank is looking for volunteers to sort food, pack boxes, repack frozen meat and do some food preparation at their Barre location. Sort-a-thons are held on specified Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Call to schedule.
Winooski Valley Park District is looking for groups of up to 10 volunteers to remove invasive species from local natural areas in wetlands and parks to allow native species to thrive. Work takes place through September. Two-hour shifts.