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.
A Friendly Greeting
American Red Cross Blood Services is looking for volunteers to answer phones and greet donors and other visitors. Clerical and customer service experience would be helpful. Two 3-hour shifts per week. Flexible scheduling.
Candy Cane Land
Burlington Parks & Recreation is sponsoring its annual Candy Cane Land event for children on Dec. 7, at the Miller Community Recreation Center. Volunteers are needed to help with candy cane crafts, cookie decorating, parking cars, circulating as costumed characters, etc. Have lots of fun and help benefit the department’s scholarship program. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Greater Burlington YMCA is in need of a volunteer to help with organizing and nurturing playgroups. Tasks include setting up and taking down play areas, engaging with children and caregivers, and modeling appropriate adult/child interactions. Cultural sensitivity toward new Americans and non-English speaking caregivers is needed. References and background check required. Weekly scheduling.
Be A Buddy
HomeShare Vermont is seeking a companion for a man in his 30’s with mild development disability. The gentleman is smart, talkative, loves animals and would enjoy having a friend to take him on occasional outings such as community or sporting events, a short hike, lunch, or a scenic drive. References and background check required. Flexible scheduling.
Cathedral Square Corporation is looking for a group discussion leader for 8-12 Heineberg senior residents. Topics can range from elder law to cooking for one. Preferable time is Fridays from 1-2 p.m.
Join The Snow Squad
Residents of Holy Cross Senior Housing in Colchester are in need of volunteers to clear off their cars after snowstorms. A great group activity.