Volunteers

By Sue Alenick
United Way Volunteer

Volunteer once a week, once a month or once in a while. The listings below are a sample of the 300+ volunteer needs from more than 250 agencies found online at www.unitedwaycc.org. More information available at 860-1677, Mon.-Fri. from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

April is National Volunteer Month. Volunteer once a week, once a month or once in a while. The listings below are a sample of the 300+ volunteer needs from more than 250 agencies found online at www.unitedwaycc.org. More information available at 860-1677, Mon.-Fri. from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Be a hero!

Essex CHIPS, School Based Mentoring is recruiting new mentors for students at elementary and middle schools in Essex Junction and Essex Town. The kids are waiting to play games, do arts & crafts, chat, grown, learn, laugh and share. Mentors join kids one hour a week during the school day, and every effort is made to work around the mentor’s schedule. Training provided. References and background check required. Contact Darcy Caryl Evans at 878-6982 or email darcycaryl@essexchips.org.

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Spring cleaning

Ethan Allen Residence is looking for volunteers to help rake, wash windows and plant flowers. They are also looking for a Master Gardener to help plan their on-site garden and help residents maintain it during the summer. Flexible schedule. Contact Mary Mougey at 658-1573, x201, or email mmougey@ethanallenresidence.org.

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Be a champ!

Champlain Adaptive Mounted Program (CHAMP) is beginning its spring session of horseback riding lessons in South Hero for people of all ages with disabilities. Volunteers are needed to help riders during their 30-minute lessons. Flexible weekday and weekend scheduling, now through May 31. Contact Pauline Gervais at 372-4087 or email volchamp@outlook.com.

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Event support

Vermont Kin as Parents needs volunteers for an event to support kinship families. Tasks include set up, greeting attendees, clean up and bakers to make refreshments. April 26, 2 hour shifts. Contact Heather Simmons at 864-7467 or email heathers@lundfamilycenter.org.

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Museum clean-up

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes is preparing to welcome school children and other visitors. They are looking for some small groups of volunteers to help clean exhibits and spruce up the grounds (painting, raking weeding, etc.). Groups of up to 10 for 5 hours per project between April 21-May 2. Contact Elisa Nelson at 475-2022 or email elisacn@lcmm.org.

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A driving need

American Cancer Society is in need of volunteers to use their own vehicles to drive patients to treatment. Volunteers must be 18 years or older with a safe driving record and appropriate insurance. Flexible monthly scheduling, approximately one to three hours per trip. Contact Patty Cooper at (603) 471-4111 or email patty.cooper@cancer.org.

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Rules of the road

Local Motion is looking for volunteers to hand out treats to people who are following the bike-related rules of the road and to educate people about the rules and collect data on safety compliance. Help make the streets safer for everyone.  A great group activity with flexible scheduling. Contact Mary Catherine Graziano at 861-2700, x106, or email marycatherine@localmotion.org.