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.

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COME GLEAN WITH US – The Intervale Center needs volunteers to glean and rescue fresh food that would otherwise god to waste during the growing season and package it into free food shares for individuals, families and social service agencies. Groups of up to 10 volunteers welcome! Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, 1:30-3:30 p.m. through mid-October. Contact Chelsea Frisbee at 660-0440 Ext. 113 or email Chelsea@intervale.org.

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ART STUDIO – Shelburne Museum is seeking volunteers to help staff at Webby’s Art Studio, an arts and crafts family program offering art activities for all ages. Three hour shifts, once a month or once a week. References and background check required. Contact Pam Nuovo at 985-3346, Ext. 3305, or email pnuovo@shelburnemuseum.org.

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JUSTICE FOR ALL – Burlington Police Department’s Parallel Justice Program supports persons impacted by crimes such as burglary, property crime, vandalism, assault, etc. Volunteers are needed to listen to concerns and make connections to a variety of community resources/services through the Resource Bank and Victim Fund. Orientation and training are provided and references and background check required. Contact Clark Sheldon at 540-2394 or email csheldon@bpdvt.org.

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ANIMAL CARE AND MORE – ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center is looking for volunteers in several areas. Animal care volunteers help feed and maintain more than 55 species of fish, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Volunteers should be able to lift 20-40 pounds. Experience with animals and/or aquariums preferred. Library and Resource volunteers help the public access Lake information, help children with hands-on activities, file and catalog information and help the public with basic computer use. Education and Guest Experience volunteers educate the public about the animals, culture and history of the Lake Champlain Basin by interpreting exhibit galleries, discovery spaces and live animals. Background check required. Weekly four-hour shifts. Contact Amanda Van Vranken at 864-1848, ext. 116, or email volunteer@echovermont.org.

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A FRIENDLY GREETING – Vermont Family Network needs receptionist volunteers to fill in at the front desk to answer phones, greet visitors and help with other administrative tasks. Training provided. Looking for on-call help for four-hour shifts. Contact Janice Sabett at 876-5315 or email Janice.sabett@vtfn.org.

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5K RACE – People Helping People Global’s Fourth annual BrainFreezer 5K takes place July 11 from 8 a.m.-noon. Volunteers can help before the race by soliciting sponsors, putting up fliers, distributing literature at other events or on the day of the race. Contact Isabel Tuck at 318-4488 or email Isabel@phpgmicrolending.org.

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HEALTH CARE SHARE – Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is looking for volunteers at The Farm harvesting, washing produce and packing Health Care Shares to provide to families who do not have access to fresh, healthy food. Tues., Wed., and Thurs. through mid-October, 4 hour shifts between 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact Jackie Bishop at 434-3969, Ext. 113, or email Jackie.bishop@vycc.org .