Volunteer Connection

SUE ALENICK
United Way Volunteer Columnist

United Way of Northwest Vermont’s mobile-friendly Volunteer Connection connects you to hundreds of local volunteer needs. Search by age, date, county, interests or causes that are important to you. Stay connected to community needs. Go to www.unitedwaynwvt.galaxydigital.com.

Marathon: RunVermont is gearing up for the 31st running of the Vermont City Marathon in late May. Group volunteering opportunities are available throughout May and on race weekend, May 24-26. Volunteers earn community service hours and lots of great perks. Contact Chuck Spear at 863-8412 or email chuck@runvermont.org.

Canteen Volunteer: American Red Cross Blood Services is looking for canteen volunteers to welcome donors, serve refreshments, chat with donors, and call for help if a donor isn’t feeling well. Two to four-hour flexible shifts during center hours weekdays and weekends. Training provided. Phone interview and background check required. Contact Alice Drislane at 497-6807 or email alice.drislane@redcross.org.

Child Advocates: Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) Program is recruiting volunteers who want to make a difference in a child’s life. GALs visit with a child monthly, gather information to understand the important factors and people in the child’s life, represent to a judge in court what he/she feels is in the child’s best interest, explain the court process to the child as appropriate, and consult with the child’s attorney. Contact Kristi Theise at 527-4029 or email Kristi.theise@vermont.gov.

Registration Help: Howard Center will be holding a conference on Monday, June 3, at the Doubletree Hotel and is looking for volunteers to help with registrations (handing out nametags, etc.). Shifts are 6:30-9 a.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. Contact Alison Johnson at 488-6913 or email alijohnson@howardcenter.org.

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