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.


The Haunted Forest is recruiting volunteers for the 25th anniversary of this popular event. Volunteers are invited to a kickoff on Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., at the Williston Federated Church and to learn about this year’s skits and how you can join the fun –everything from pumpkin carving to acting). Contact Katie Ballard at 238-0923 or email thehauntedforest@me.com.

Home Renovation

Rebuilding Together Greater Burlington is renovating the home of a low-income family to keep them safe, warm and independent. Volunteers may fix a leaking roof, replace windows and siding, paint, insulate or do yard work. Carpentry, plumbing and electrical skills and tools are helpful but not necessary. Sept. 27, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact Greg Hanson at 578-3571 or email greghans@comcast.net.


Vermont CARES is looking for volunteers to help work on this year’s AIDS Walk at City hall Park and to help promote Vermont CARES programs. Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact Christian Pinillos at 793-2286 or email Christian@vtcares.org.

Take Back Day

Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community needs volunteers to promote National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Volunteers will go to community organizations, businesses, colleges and service organizations to hand out flyers and have conversations with community members about take back options and resources. Various shifts on Sept. 18 and 23. Contact Daniel Mulligan at 652-0997 or email danielbphc@gmail.com.

Closing Camp

YWCA of Vermont is planning a volunteer day on Sept. 26 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Volunteers can repair a porch railing, paint, pressure wash and more. Contact Terry Melton at 862-7520 or email terry.melton@ywcavt.org.

Soccer Special

Winooski Community Services is in need of volunteers including coaches, referees and parent volunteers for its youth soccer program. Coaches work with grade K-2 or grade 3-5 teams to help develop skills, self-confidence and teamwork. Referees officiate two 30-minute games each Saturday, Sept. 20 through Oct. 25 and should be familiar with the rules of the game. Parent volunteers communicate game times and locations to other parents and provide a healthy half-time snack. Background check required. Contact Benjamin McShane at 273-3735 or email americorps@winooskivt.org.

On The Shelf

Fletcher Free Library is looking for volunteers high school age or older to shelve books in the Youth Area. Training provided.  References and background check required. Contact Rebecca Goldberg at 865-7216 or email rgoldberg@burlingtonvt.gov.

A Driving Need

Cathedral Square Corporation is in need of a volunteer to drive its 14 passenger bus 2-4 times month to take groups of seniors to grocery stores, Flynn events, museums, foliage tours, and more. Vermont Driver’s License, auto insurance, safe driving record and knowledge of Chittenden County roads needed. Training provided. References and background check required. Contact Beth Alpert at 861-3297 or email alpert@cathedralsquare.org.