Lend a hand and volunteer with the United Way. The organization’s Volunteer Connection site is set up to help connect agencies and volunteers.
There are even opportunities to volunteer from your computer in the comfort of your home.
On the run
Run Vermont is holding its ninth annual Island Vines 5K/10K road race at Snow Farm Vineyard in South Hero on Sunday, Sept. 18 and needs volunteers to help support participants. Tasks include parking, handing out race bibs, monitoring intersections to keep runners safe, handing out water and recording runners at the finish.
On the board
Franklin County Animal Rescue is seeking volunteers for its board of directors. Responsibilities include governance, policy setting and financial health. Volunteers attend a monthly one-hour meeting and an annual meeting and can also volunteer for fundraising events, community engagement, marketing and IT roles. Contact: 802-524-9650 or email.
Mercy Connections needs volunteers to tutor adults in their Academic Tutoring Program in subjects ranging from basic math (for students enrolled at local colleges), English reading and writing, English language learning and citizenship preparation. If you have tutoring or teaching experience, consider spending an hour or two a week one-on-one with a student. Tutoring times are available on Monday afternoons, Tuesday and Thursday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Contact Melissa Lang at 802-846-7084 or email.
Fill-in cooks needed
Dismas House on Buell Street is looking for volunteer individuals, families or groups to purchase and prepare dinner for up to 10 residents and one staff member once a month. Volunteers are invited to join the group for dinner and share some great conversation. Weeknights, 5-7 p.m. Cooks also have the option of dropping off dinner. Contact Katie Montagne at 802-658-0381 or email.
Excel geek special
Local Motion needs an Excel geek to work remotely doing complex data analysis using data exported from their database. An ability to create complex pivot tables and charts is needed. Work occurs June-July and January-February each year following fundraising appeals. Contact Laurie Keve.
Spruce it up
The Schoolhouse Learning Center needs a volunteer help to spruce up its outdoor spaces, including garden beds and playgrounds. Tasks may include weeding, spreading mulch, adding sand to sandboxes and more. Flexible scheduling. Contact Maria McGrath.