The listings below are a sample of the 300+ volunteer needs from more than 200 agencies found on-line at www.unitedwaycc.org. More information available at 860-1677, Mon.-Fri. from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
SUMMER CAMP — YMCA of Vermont is inviting volunteers to drop in at Camp Hochelaga in South Hero for an hour or a weekend to help prepare the camp for the coming season. Tasks include painting, raking, etc. May 18 and/or 19 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact Helen Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 862-7520 for information.
INVADERS — The Nature Conservancy of Vermont is looking for volunteers to continue the effort to remove invasive garlic mustard from the Raven Ridge Natural Area in Monkton (May 23, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.), and at Williams Woods Natural Area in Charlotte (May 29, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.). Training provided. All you need are sturdy shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, water and lunch.
A DRIVING NEED — Neighbor Rides needs volunteer drivers to transport seniors and persons with disabilities to medical appointments and other essential errands. Volunteers use their own vehicles and need a valid driver’s license, registration, insurance, and a safe, reliable vehicle. Mileage reimbursement available. Flexible scheduling. Background check required.
OFFICE AND MEALS SUPPORT NEEDED — Vermont Respite House is looking for volunteers to address two important needs: a receptionist to answer phones and attend to tidying chores such as watering plants and dusting. 3 hours once a week on Monday afternoons, Tuesday morning and/or Thursday morning. Also needed are short-term mealtime substitutes to help with breakfast and lunch offerings, 2.5 hours per meal. All volunteers must attend trainings, which will take place June 4, 11 and 18 in the early evening.
STENCIL THE CITY! — Local Motion will be stenciling sidewalks with spray chalk/paint (with city permission) with thought-provoking safety reminders and messages to help educate the public about the rights and responsibilities of walkers and cyclists. Join the fun and help spread the word! Flexible dates and times, 4-hour blocks of time.
MUSEUM HELP — Rokeby Museum needs a volunteer experienced with MailChimp to help convert to digital communication. Volunteer will help set up and create a newsletter for the Museum. Flexible scheduling. The Museum also needs a volunteer caretaker to help keep the grounds beautiful. Tasks include mowing, weeding, mulching, trail maintenance, etc. Flexible weekday and weekend scheduling.
MARATHON — RunVermont/KeyBank Vermont City Marathon depends on volunteers for their success. Volunteer for the Marathon, Sports and Fitness Expo or YAM Scram, now through Race Day on May 26. Opportunities include race packet stuffing or pick-up, course monitor, merchandise sales, runner’s food tent, information, relay zone monitors and more. 2-plus hour shifts.