Volunteer Jobs Listing: Sunday, Dec. 23
Send requests for volunteers to Volunteer Jobs, VALLEY NEWS, P.O. Box 877, White River Junction, Vt. 05001; fax to 603-298-0212; or call 603-727-3221 for more information.
AARP Tax-Aide seeks volunteers in the Newport and New London area to assist low-income residents with filing state and federal tax returns. Training begins in early January. Volunteers will be prepared to assist others from Jan. 31 to April 15, 2013. If you have experience filing your own taxes and are comfortable working with computers, call Robert Fairweather at 603-863-6236 or email him at fairweatherR@comcast.net.
Abbott Memorial Library in South Pomfret seeks book lovers of all ages to volunteer on a flexible basis. The library is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Call Cory Smith at 802-457-2236.
Adult Learning Services in Lebanon seeks volunteer tutors to assist students in basic reading, writing and math, GED, and English as a second language. Tutoring can take three to four hours per week, or the hours for one student can be split between two tutors. No experience required. Call Debbie Laffin at 603-448-0596 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon is looking for volunteers who would like to make a real difference by sharing their time and talents at APD. Several new programs have been developed, including opportunities in patient support and recreational activities. Contact Peggy Cooper at 603-448-7456 or email email@example.com.
American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to treatment a minimum of twice a month, mostly to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Short distance, flexible schedule, daytime hours. 1 800-ACS-2345.
American Precision Museum in Windsor, a National Historic Landmark that interprets industrial history, provides training for volunteers to work behind the scenes with the collection. 802-674-5781.
American Red Cross needs volunteers for its Disaster Action Team. Call 802-295-3635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Red Cross Blood Services seeks a volunteer blood drive chairperson for the American Legion in White River Junction. Duties include scheduling volunteers, advertising events and recruiting canteen sponsorships. 802-658-6400, ext. 3250 or email@example.com.
AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon seeks art lovers to help with daily operations. Call 603-448-3117 or stop by the gallery at 11 Bank St.
Bayada Hospice in Norwich seeks volunteers to visit patients in their homes, assisted living homes or skilled nursing homes. Visits may include conversing, reading, letter writing or preparing a light meal. Hours are flexible. Call Nancy Pessia at 802-526-2380.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western New Hampshire seeks volunteers for its mentoring programs in Sullivan County. Volunteers commit to mentoring a child for four to six hours each month over the course of a year. Adult and adolescent volunteers needed. Call 603-263-0849, go to www.bbbswnh.org, or stop by the Claremont office at 126 Washington Street.
Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock seeks volunteers for education programs, behind-the-scenes activities, hands-on crafts, the annual quilt show and special events. Junior volunteers ages 11-18 are also needed. Call 802-457-2355.
Bugbee Senior Center in White River Junction seeks volunteers to work in its dining room and home delivered meals program. Volunteers with clean driving records are needed to drive seniors to medical appointments and errands. Call Len Brown at 802-295-9068 or stop by the center at 262 N. Main St.
Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation seeks volunteers to work with students when they visit Plymouth Notch, President Calvin Coolidge’s boyhood home. Training and materials are provided. Contact 802-672-3389, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.calvin-coolidge.org.
CATV seeks volunteers to tape area events in the Upper Valley. Free training is provided. Call 802-295-6688 or visit http://catv8.org.
Center for the Arts/Lake Sunapee Region in New London seeks volunteers in several areas: graphic design for newsletters and advertisements; website and email updates; sponsorship development and support; grant writing; general programming and office help. Contact Jean Connolly at 603-526-4444 or email@example.com.
Central Vermont Basic Education in Randolph seeks volunteers to assist with literacy and GED instruction. 802-476-4588.
Chelsea Area Senior Center seeks volunteers to help in the kitchen or with deliveries. Call Susan Pirie at 802-685-2290.
Children’s Center of the Upper Valley in Lebanon seeks community members to serve on its volunteer board of directors and to assist with the ongoing development of the childcare facility. If interested, please contact 603-448-1615.
Chore Corps volunteers help elders stay safe in their homes by doing small repairs, seasonal chores and shopping in Grafton and Sullivan counties. Call toll free: 1-877-711-7787. www.gcscc.org/chorecorps.asp.
City Center Ballet in Lebanon seeks event volunteers and individuals with marketing, costuming or basic sewing skills. Call 603-448-9710, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit CityCenterBallet.org.
Claremont Parks and Recreation seeks help with its basketball programs: Start Smart basketball coordinators, scorekeepers for youth basketball, grade 1 and 2 instructors, high school town team coach and middle school town team coach. Call 603-542-7019.
Classicopia brings chamber music to Upper Valley communities. The organization seeks volunteers to assist with concerts on a regular or substitute basis. Contact Marcia Colligan at 603-643-3337 or email@example.com.
Community Alliance of Human Services needs volunteer drivers to take Sullivan County residents to doctor appointments, friend’s and family’s homes and shopping. Applicants must pass criminal background and motor vehicle checks; have a reliable, insured vehicle; and complete a driver safety course. Mileage reimbursement is available. Call Lisa Paquette at 1-877-418-0118.
The Community Oral Health Initiative is collecting stories of Upper Valley individuals and families in order to help raise awareness of unmet oral health needs. They seek volunteers willing to share their story, via email or phone interview. Phone interviews usually take five to 10 minutes. A few minutes of your time can make a big difference. To share your story, contact Tracy Gillespie by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (802) 765-4086. To find out more about the project and read other peoples’ stories, visit www.uvoralhealth.org.
Connecticut River Transit needs volunteers in southern Windsor and Windham counties to drive people to medical appointments. Drivers must be 21 years old and have one year’s experience as a licensed driver. Reimbursement is provided at a per mile rate. Call Michelle Perham at 888-869-6287, 802-460-1195, or email email@example.com.
Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Hampshire recruits, trains, supervises and supports guardians ad litem to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. Volunteers give approximately eight to 10 hours per month, including visits with children and court appearances. Call Diane Valladares at 603-626-4600, ext 2106, or visit www.casanh.org.
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall in Haverhill seeks art-loving volunteers to help with set up and clean up, take tickets, clear tables and assist with other activities. Call Carol Coon at 603-989-5543.
COVER Home Repair in White River Junction needs volunteers for home repair projects in the Upper Valley. Call 802-296-7241 ext. 104 or visit www.coverhomerepair.org.
D Acres in Dorchester welcomes volunteers interested in garden tasks and food preservation (from early spring through early November), word processing, and office work, including graphic design and advertising. Contact D Acres at 603-786-2366 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center seeks volunteers to work at the Pink Smock gift shop, where net proceeds support patient programs, and at the DHMC Heater Road facility to greet and assist patients with appointments. Contact Andrea Henry, DHMC Volunteer Services, at 603-650-7056 or volunteer.services@Hitchcock.org, or visit www.dhmc.org/goto/volunteer for more information.
David’s House in Lebanon seeks hospitality volunteers to create a supportive home-away-from-home for families who have children receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth. Contact Dave Allen at 603-643-2298 or email@example.com, or go to www.davids-house.org.
Emerge Family Advocates, a Vermont and New Hampshire service that offers supervised visitation and monitored exchanges to protect children during visitation or when being exchanged between parents, needs volunteers to observe visits and record observations so that children do not witness disputes between parents. Background check and some nights and weekends required. Call 802-296-7663.
Enfield Shaker Museum seeks volunteer gardeners to work in its herb garden two hours per week. Volunteers are also needed to assist with building maintenance and repairs, craft demonstrations, curatorial and collection conservation, event support, grounds maintenance, office work, leading tours and gardening. Training is provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-632-4346.
Enfield Village Association seeks a part-time volunteer coordinator to assist with numerous events and projects. Office help is also requested, for as much or as little time as one can afford. Contact EVA at 603-632-7197 or email@example.com.
Evergreen Singers is recruiting basses and tenors. The group sings to bring comfort and support to people who are in hospice care in nursing homes, hospitals, or private homes and are nearing the end of life. They rehearse in Norwich. Call 603-643-3663.
Everybody Wins! is a reading mentoring program that matches elementary students with adults in six elementary schools throughout the Upper Valley. During the school year, readers meet for one lunch hour each week to share good books and conversation. Call 603-643-3431, ext. 2902, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort at No. 4 Living History Museum in Charlestown seeks volunteers to help with sales and customer service at its gift shop. Call 603-826-5700 or email email@example.com.
Friends of Veterans assists veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. They seek volunteers with telephone, bookkeeping, grant-writing and caseworker skills. They will train volunteers to do casework. Experience with QuickBooks and Microsoft Word, Excel and Access is welcomed but not required. Schedules are flexible and any amount of time is appreciated. Call 802 296-8368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit friendsofveteransvtnh.org.
Gifford Medical Center in Randolph seeks volunteers for various positions, including helping with weekend morning coffee hours at the nursing home, running the register in the cafeteria, delivering patient meals, greeting visitors and working in the gift shop. Call 802-728-2324.
Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains-Four Rivers Community seeks adult volunteers to be leaders, run workshops, train adults, manage product sales and more. Training provided. Visit www.girlscoutsgwm.org or contact Susan Henderson at 603-298-5621 or email@example.com.
Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley seeks volunteers to provide weekly in-home visits to families with newborns. Free orientation is provided. Call 866-398-8703 or visit goodbeginnings.net/upper valley.
Good Neighbor Health Clinic seeks volunteers to greet patients, answer calls, organize records and assist with patient education during daytime or evening clinic hours. Physicians, nurses, nutritionists and physical therapists are also needed three hours per month. Call 802-295-1868 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Granite United Way is dedicated to helping people find volunteer opportunities across the region. For opportunities in the Upper Valley, go to http://volunteer.united-e-way.org/volunteer-nh/volunteer.
Grassroot Soccer, based in Norwich, seeks volunteers to join its “Thank You” Team. GRS uses the power of soccer to teach HIV and AIDS prevention education and life skills to youth in Africa. Volunteers assist with making thank you calls, processing donations, and mailing and emailing thank you letters. Additional opportunities include coordinating and assisting with events. Call 802-649-2900 or email email@example.com.
Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce seeks volunteers to augment paid staff at the White River Junction welcome center. Volunteers receive honorary “friends of the chamber” memberships. Call 802-295-7900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hartford Community Restorative Justice Center seeks volunteers to serve on a reparative panel or to mentor offenders re-entering the community. The center provides programs aimed at repairing harm caused by crime and conflict in the Hartford community. Hours are flexible and training is provided. Contact HCRJC at email@example.com or 802-478-1900.
Hartford Garden Friends seeks volunteers to tend the public gardens for a few hours a month. No experience required. Call 802-295-6390.
Hartford Genealogy Resource Center at the Hartford Library seeks volunteers to assist with filing, data entry and answering requests for assistance. Training provided. Call 802-296-2568 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hartford Recycling Center, which serves 11 area towns, needs volunteers to assist customers, answer questions and keep the area tidy. Call Bob Vahey at 802-295-5740.
Hartford’s Oral History Project seeks volunteer interviewees and interviewers, as well as people to assist with transcription and other clerical tasks. Call Matt Osborn at 802-295-3075 or Pat Stark at 802-295-3077.
High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program at Brookside Farm in Wilder has a variety of volunteer opportunities both in and out of the ring. Call Amanda Lamoureux at 802-356-3387 or email email@example.com.
Historic Windsor Inc. and Preservation Education Institute seeks help with preservation workshops, lectures, tours, photography, office sitting, library duties and more. Call Diana Hayes at 802-457-2858 or 802-674-6752.
Historic Homes of Runnemede in Windsor seeks volunteers who like to laugh, have discussions, be creative and play games with seniors. Call Dona O’Neill or Tracy Youngs at 802-674-6733.
HIV/HCV Resource Center, a service organization for persons affected by HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C, needs volunteers to assist with education, prevention and public advocacy programs. Call Christina Lorrey at 603-448-8887.
Hood Museum of Art in Hanover needs volunteers three hours a week at its museum shop. Call Mary Ellen Rigby at 603-646-2317.
Horse Meadow Senior Center in North Haverhill seeks volunteers to spend time with seniors. Volunteers receive training, supplementary liability insurance and mileage reimbursement, and income eligible volunteers receive a non-taxable stipend. Call Debbie Whitaker at 603-787-2539.
Howe Library in Hanover and Etna Library are seeking volunteers for two different tasks. Volunteers are needed, usually on weeknights, to film occasional events at Howe Library. A video camera will be provided. The ability to provide or use video editing software is appreciated but not required. Also, volunteers with cars are needed to transport books between the two libraries. They must be able to work regularly, at least once a week, during Etna Library hours. The task involves lifting and carrying book bags, which are often heavy. Contact Heather Backman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-640-3252.
Kearsarge Area Council on Aging in New London seeks volunteer drivers willing to use their own vehicles to help with the transportation program. Call 603-526-6368.
Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe at Special Needs Support Center in Lebanon is looking for puppeteers to perform during the school year. Training is provided. Call Ann Justice at 603-277-9365 or SNSC at 603-448-6311.
Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice seeks volunteers to be part of its team. Volunteer opportunities include adult day program, hospice, HomMed/Lifeline installers, parent-child support group, office support, clinics and more. The agency serves more than 25 towns in the Lake Sunapee and Upper Valley region. Contact Deb Dumond at 603-526-4077 or email@example.com.
Latham Memorial Library in Thetford seeks volunteers to work the circulation desk mornings, afternoons, and evenings, and to assist with book sales, special programming, and program publicity. Call Peter at 802-785-4361.
Lebanon Center Genesis HealthCare, a skilled and long-term care center primarily serving the elderly, seeks volunteers to help with coffee hour, deliver mail, greet visitors and share their hobbies and talents. Call activities director Keri Ann Coutu at 603-448-2234.
Lebanon Opera House offers volunteers the chance to attend performances in exchange for ushering and house-managing. Daytime and evening opportunities available. Call Heather Clow at 603-448-0400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ledyard Charter School seeks volunteers to share their professions and hobbies with students. Volunteers are needed to give short presentations, lead workshops in their areas of interest or work with students who are planning their future in a certain field. One-time volunteers are welcome, as are those who would like to come in regularly. For more information, call 603-727-4772 or go to www.ledyardcharterschool.com.
Lebanon Court Diversion Program seeks volunteers for its court diversion hearings. Help strengthen communities by facilitating the restorative justice process for juvenile offenders, victims, and communities. Visit www.vcdp.org for more information and to fill out the volunteer application forms. If you have any questions, call at 802-295-5078, ext. 16.
Libbie Cass Library in Springfield, N.H., seeks volunteers for the circulation desk. All shifts are in the afternoon or evening and can be done on a weekly, biweekly or monthly basis. Call Steve Klein at 603-763-4381, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 603-763-2616 afternoons and evenings.
Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society in West Windsor seeks adult and junior volunteers to walk dogs, spend time with cats and assist with morning chores. The humane society also seeks volunteer grant writers, groomers and greeters. Volunteers under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 802-484-5829.
Lutheran World Relief Quilters seeks volunteers to help create disaster relief quilts. Training and materials provided; no experience necessary. Call 603-643-3703 or email lutherancenter@Dartmouth.edu.
Lyme Town Band has openings for musicians of all degrees of accomplishment, both students and adults. Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lyme Elementary School. Call Nancy Wilson at 603-795-4134, Earl Strout at 603-795-4587, or Walter Frey at 802-333-9746.
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock seeks volunteers for a variety of positions for May through October. Green Mountain RSVP is collaborating with the park to recruit volunteers in the following areas: mansion steward, assisting visitors and staff on guided tours; receptionist at the national park desk, meeting and greeting visitors at the main entrance to the national park and Billings Farm & Museum; forest volunteers, who will primarily work outside. Training is provided for all opportunities. Call Tim Maguire at 802-457-3368 ext. 18, or Linda Husband (RSVP) at 802-885-2083.
Mascoma Area Senior Center in Canaan needs volunteers to deliver meals to older residents, provide transportation to medical appointments and assist with daily meals and activities at the center. Call 603-523-4333.
The Mascoma Cooperative Preschool in Enfield is looking for community persons who are not currently members of the Mascoma Cooperative Preschool who will serve a one or two-year term assisting and providing guidance to the board of directors in business aspects of their expertise. For more information, visit www.mascomacooperativepreschool.org or call 603-632-5655.
Neighbor to Neighbor AmeriCorps seeks volunteers to work with seniors in Orange County. Duties may include paying visits to seniors, providing transportation and gardening. Call 802-476-2668.
New Beginnings Inc. in Springfield, Vt., seeks volunteers to become certified domestic violence crisis workers. A free eight-session training course is offered on an ongoing basis. Call 802-885-2368 weekdays.
New England Handicapped Sports Association needs program volunteers for snow skiing and snowboarding, water skiing, rock climbing, kayaking, rowing crew and skulls, social programs, office help and fund raising. Training provided where needed. Call 603-763-9158 or email email@example.com.
New England Transportation Museum in White River Junction seeks volunteers to help out in the museum. No experience needed. Call 802-291-9838.
New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families district office in Claremont is looking for people interested in becoming foster parents. Call 800-982-1001 ext. 397.
Norwich Public Library seeks volunteers to work the circulation desk, shelve books and perform other tasks. Call Erin Mullen at 802-649-1184.
Open Hands Mission seeks volunteers to help prepare, serve, and clean up after free meals at the Congregational Church in Claremont. Shifts are Fridays and Saturdays from 2 to 6 p.m., and Sundays from 3 to 6 p.m. The schedule is flexible; volunteers may work once a month or as often as they wish. Call Priscilla at 603-542-2300, or Cathy at 603-252-4420, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Orford Senior Services is looking for volunteers to deliver meals to elders in the community, provide transportation to appointments and shopping, do dishes for the Tuesday noon meal, serve as a friendly visitor or assist with the chore program. Call 603-353-9107 on Tuesdays or 603-353-9403.
Outreach House in Hanover seeks volunteers to interact with older adults through a variety of activities. Contact Susan Shinn at the assisted living residence at 11 South Park St. at 603-643-7744.
Oxbow Senior Independence Program Adult Day Services program in Newbury, Vt., needs volunteers to assist participants with arts and crafts; play games such as dominoes, Password or Yahtzee; and socialize and help with occasional excursions. If you enjoy interacting with and helping older adults, call 802-866-5465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palliative Care Volunteers are needed at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Volunteers assist patients and families being followed by the Palliative Care Service consultation team, as well as other patients and families throughout the hospital who are affected by advanced illnesses. Volunteer trainings cover an introduction to palliative care; pain and symptom management; ethics and advanced directives; complementary support for patients; listening and communication skills; supporting the family; spirituality; grief and bereavement care; clarifying the role of the volunteer; and care of the caregiver. Call Wendy Sichel, manager, Palliative Care Volunteer Program, at 603-650-5402 or Andrea Henry, director, Volunteer Services for DHMC, at 603-650-7057.
Potter’s Angels Rescue, a nonprofit animal rescue organization in Randolph Center, seeks volunteers to transport dogs to medical visits, make home visits and follow up visits, and facilitate owner surrenders, which include behavioral evaluations of animals. Office help and volunteers willing to foster animals are also needed. Training is provided. For more information, contact email@example.com or 802-728-3550.
Proctor Library in Ascutney seeks volunteers who love books and libraries. Opportunities are varied and flexible. Call Nancy Tusinksi at 802-674-2863.
Randolph Senior Center needs volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers, and people to help serve meals at the center from 11 a.m. to about 1 p.m. once or twice a month, Monday through Thursday, including helping in the kitchen, setting tables and cleaning up afterward. Meal is free for helpers. Volunteers also needed to host educational programs. Call Emilie Daniel at 802-728-9324.
Red Logan Dental Clinic in White River Junction, which provides free dental care to uninsured residents of the Upper Valley, needs volunteers to greet patients, answer calls, and assist with patient education. Dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants willing to volunteer three hours per month are also needed. Call 802-295-1868, or go to goodneighborhealthclinic.org.
RSVP and Volunteer Center-Windsor County has a number of opportunities for volunteers, including mailings for nonprofit agencies; one-to-one visiting and pet visiting with residents of Upper Valley area assisted living, rehab and nursing facilities; and Reading Partners in Windsor, Hartland, White River Junction, and Norwich elementary schools. Ashoka’s Youth Venture in White River Junction needs a volunteer for marketing through social media and messaging to youth. Other needs include leaders for Bone Builders, an osteoporosis prevention exercise class that provides low-impact weight training exercises in Norwich twice a week, and a substitute leader for classes in Windsor and White River Junction. For more information, contact Linda at Green Mountain RSVP at 802-885-2083 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RSVP needs blood drive volunteers to help in the canteen, at the registration desk and on the donor floor. Call 877-711-7787 or email email@example.com.
RSVP Needle Workers invites knitters, crochetters, and quilters to donate handmade hats, mittens, blankets and quilts to be distributed through Upper Valley schools and agencies. Donations of yarn and fabric are also needed. Call 877-711-7787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting times.
Safeline, the domestic/sexual violence agency serving Orange and northern Windsor counties, has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. They include answering the hotline, community outreach, clerical work, office support, assisting with fundraisers and more. Call Judy at 802-685-7900 or email email@example.com.
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish needs volunteers to give tours, work in the formal gardens and help with other projects, including in the museum shop. Call Judi Tatem at 603-675-2175 ext. 100, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCORE invites experienced business owners and executives to share their experience by volunteering as counselors to small businesses in the Upper Valley. Women and men, working or retired, are welcome. Call 603-448-3491 or email email@example.com.
Second Beginnings Children’s Boutique at the Diana Love Center for Children and Families in Claremont needs volunteers to help sort clothing and assist customers. Just a few hours a week would be a great help. Boutique Bucks are offered to volunteers in appreciation of their time. Call 603-542-1848.
South Royalton Senior Center is looking for volunteer drivers to help deliver meals. Call Susan Huff at 802-763-7386.
Strafford Neighbors Helping Neighbors is looking for people to provide services such as transportation and visiting. Call Dick Holbrook at 802-765-4924.
Student Conservation Association, a national youth conservation organization, seeks help in a variety of departments with clerical support in the Charlestown location. Contact Pam Pecor at 603-504-3242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fells in Newbury, N.H., is looking for a few more volunteers to help at its 1891 summer house. Greeters, docents and shopkeepers are needed to fill weekly shifts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m. Training and staff support will be provided. For more information, call 603-763-4789, ext. 6, or email email@example.com.
Therapeutic Recreational Adventures in Learning needs volunteers to help special needs children ages 5 to 12 with skiing, hiking, camping and biking. Call 603-826-5558, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.trail4kids.org.
Thompson Senior Center in Woodstock seeks volunteer receptionists, wait staff and meals-on-wheels drivers. Jobs vary from one to three hours a week. For more information, call the volunteer coordinator at 802-457-3277.
Trout Unlimited seeks volunteers to help conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. The group’s vision is to ensure that robust populations of native and wild coldwater fish — especially brook trout — once again thrive within their historic range, so that children can enjoy healthy fisheries in their home waters. Activities range from educational programs for children to tree plantings, fly fishing, and dam removal. For more information, go to http://tu226.wordpress.com/ or call 603-359-6374.
Turning Points Network, with offices in Claremont and Newport, needs volunteers to staff the crisis line, be safe-home sponsors, provide office support, help with community education programs and work at Changes thrift store. Call 603-543-0155 or email email@example.com.
Twin Pines Housing Trust, a developer and manager of perpetually affordable housing, is looking for volunteers to perform light maintenance, such as painting and yard work, at local properties. Call 802-291-7000.
Upper Valley Haven, which provides shelter and education to the homeless, and food, clothing and support to anyone in need, seeks volunteers who want to have fun, have a major impact on their community and can commit to at least four hours a month. Volunteers are needed especially to stock the food shelf and help visitors get the food they need and to provide child care for children staying at the shelter while parents are in classes or meetings. Contact volunteer services coordinator, Laura Shelton, at 802-478-1805 or Laura@uppervalleyhaven.org
Upper Valley Hostel in Hanover, a home-away-from-home for adults and their families receiving treatment at local medical centers, is seeking volunteers to work once a month, evenings or weekends, greeting guests and answering the phone. Call Elena at 603-643-3277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upper Valley Household Hazardous Waste Committee seeks people interested in providing education on the use of nontoxic household products to be volunteer committee members. Call Joyce Noll at 603-643-3086 for information.
Upper Valley Humane Society in Enfield needs volunteers to help with daily cat room cleaning and provide foster care for needy cats. Volunteers are also needed to provide clerical and event support and put up posters. Call 603-448-6888 ext. 108.
Upper Valley Land Trust in Hanover seeks volunteers who enjoy the outdoors to assist with annual monitoring visits to conserved properties and trail clearing and maintenance. Visit www.uvlt.org or call 603-643-6626 or email email@example.com.
Upper Valley Music Center seeks volunteers to help file, inventory and sort materials in the center’s music library, volunteer event organizers and volunteers for development and program committees. See www.uvmusic.org for more details or call 603-448-1642.
Upper Valley Senior Center in Lebanon is looking for a bingo assistant, entertainers, an afternoon receptionist, and others to help with raking, mowing, weeding and painting. Call 603-448-4213.
Upper Valley Trails Alliance, a nonprofit coalition of local trail groups, landowners and trail users whose mission is to advocate for the use, maintenance, and development of trails in the region, is looking for volunteers. From helping out at annual events, to collecting trail data, UVTA offers opportunities to match your talents and interests. To learn about specific volunteer opportunities, go to www.uvtrails.org/support/volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 802-649-9075.
Valley Court Diversion Programs of White River Junction needs community volunteers for its court diversion hearings in Vermont and New Hampshire. Programs include Windsor County Court Diversion (Hartford, Springfield, and Ludlow, Vt.); Lebanon Court Diversion Program; Lower Grafton County Court Diversion (Hanover and Enfield), and the Juvenile Restorative Probation Program (Hartford and Springfield, Vt.). Help strengthen communities by facilitating the restorative justice process for juvenile and adult offenders, victims, and communities. Visit at www.vcdp.org for more information and to fill out the volunteer application forms. If you have any questions, call at 802-295-5078.
Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont welcomes volunteers to share their time and talents. The hospital has openings in front lobby greeting, the Day-Out Program and clerical. Many other opportunities are available. Call David Tremblay at 603-542-3490 or email David.Tremblay@vrh.org.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction needs volunteers to help with escort and patient transportation. Call 802-296-5190 ext. 5392.
Vermont Guardian ad Litem Program needs volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system. Contact Charles Hacker at 802-295-8865 or get application at www.vermontjudiciary.org/GAL.
The Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee seeks volunteers to assist wildlife services staff in maintaining safe and clean environments for animal residents. Daily duties include feeding and caring for birds as well as helping with the daily chores in the wildlife services department. Training is provided. For more information and an application, contact the volunteer manager at email@example.com, call 802-359-5000, or go to www.vinsweb.org
Vermont Volunteer Services for Animals Humane Society, based in Bridgewater, needs volunteers to help with grant writing, office and computer work, finding foster homes for needy cats and dogs, and fund raisers, including coin drops and silent auction/music festival. Call 802-672-5302.
Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire is looking for volunteers to make “good day” phone calls to patients, install health monitoring equipment at patient homes, visit with hospice patients, provide office support, assist with community health clinics and events, and knit, crochet, or quilt patient lap robes. Call 888-300-8853, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.vnavnh.org.
Vital Communities seeks volunteers with a love of the outdoors and natural heritage. Also seeking anyone interested in event organizing. Visit www.vitalcommunities.org, call 802-291-9100, ext. 115 or email email@example.com.
Volunteers in Action and Mt Ascutney Hospital and Heath Center seek volunteers to provide assistance in the community or in the hospital. Positions available in the community include: drivers to drive seniors to appointments and/or shopping, friendly visitation, walking companion, etc. Positions available at MAHHC: friendly visitation in nursing home, ER reception desk, breakfast and lunch servers, etc. Please call Volunteers in Action 802-674-5971.
White River Craft Center in Randolph needs volunteers for gardening, painting and bookkeeping or filing work. Call 802-728-8912.
White River Partnership is looking for volunteers to help with tree plantings, water quality monitoring and river cleanups of the White River watershed. Other opportunities available. Call 802-763-7733.
Willing Hands recovers excess produce and other nutritious food from local grocers, farms and bakeries then delivers it to organizations serving neighbors in need. Volunteers are sought to work in the organic farm garden, to help with gleaning, cooking classes, and other special projects. Visit www.willinghands.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wilder Club and Library Board of Trustees seeks volunteers to serve on the board. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the library. Call 802-295-6341.
Windsor County Partners seeks adult volunteers to mentor youth ages 8 to 17 for a couple of hours each week. Mentoring partners share fun activities and new experiences within the community year-round. Call 802-674-5101 or email email@example.com.
Windsor Public Library needs volunteers to work two hours a week at the desk or as substitutes. Call 802-674-2556.
WISE, the Upper Valley’s domestic, sexual, violence and stalking crisis center, seeks volunteers who will become certified crisis advocates, able to respond to crisis line calls. Intensive training is provided. Contact Chelsea Williams at 866-348-WISE or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodstock Community Food Shelf seeks volunteers to help at 2176 Maxham Meadow Way. Call 802-457-1185.
Woodstock History Center, operated by the Woodstock Historical Society, seeks volunteers to work with the collections, catalogue and inventory items, and assist staff. Volunteer greeters are needed from late June through October. Call 802-457-1822 or email email@example.com.