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.

PAR FOR THE COURSE

Alzheimer’s Association is holding the Basiliere Golf Tournament at Cedar Knoll County Club in Hinesburg and needs volunteers to serve s ticket takers and traders for participating golfers. Aug. 2, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact Jane Mitchell at 316-3839 or email jmitchell@alz.org.

YARD SALE

KidSafe Collaborative of Chittenden County needs volunteers to accept and sort donated items and help with signage and set-up (Aug. 6-8) and to work as loaders, helpers and cashiers (Aug. 9 and 10) at their Community Yard Sale at the Champlain Valley Expo. Contact Anne MacLeod at 863-9626 or email annem@kidsafevt.org.

RACE TO THE TOP

Catamount Trail Association is looking for volunteers for its race up the Mount Mansfield Toll Road in Stowe. Volunteers can help with set up, parking, registration, course set-up, water stations, awards ceremony, photography, etc. Volunteers receive a t-shirt, raffle ticket and can join the post-race barbeque. Aug. 23, 2-7 p.m. and/or Aug. 24, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact Amy Kelsey at 864-5794 or email akelsey@catamounttrail.org.

EASY AS PIE

Rokeby Museum is planning its annual Pie and Ice Cream Social for Aug. 17, and is looking for volunteers to bake pies for the event. For instructions contact Jane Williamson at 877-3406 or email rokeby@comcast.net.

CANINE COMPANIONS

Cathedral Square Corporation is seeking dog lovers who would enjoy taking walks with a furry, four-legged friend. Residents’ dogs need exercise partners on a daily, weekly or “as needed” basis. Contact Beth Alpert at 861-3297 or email alpert@cathedralsquare.org.

MENTORING LEADERS

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is preparing future Troop Leaders to engage girls in discovering themselves and connect with others. Volunteers are being sought to mentor these leaders to help them develop the skills and confidence needed to inspire others. About two hours a week. References and background check required. Contact Anna Satir at (603) 627-4158, x 4351 or email asatir@girlscoutsgwm.org.

SPORTS & GAMES

Winooski Community Services Department needs volunteers to lead sports groups and game nights for seniors. Volunteers welcome participants and set out the rules, ensure participant safety, assess skill and ability levels, manage emergency situations, etc. Bocce Ball – Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.; Walking Groups, Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and Game Nights on the last Friday of the month, 3-5 p.m. Contact Alaina Wermers at 655-6410, x 12, or email vista@winooskivt.org.