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Volunteers

Teddy Willey operates the lift at Storrs Hill Ski Area. Courtesy photograph

Volunteer Jobs Listing

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Send requests for volunteers by email to Volunteers@vnews.com, or by mail to Volunteer Jobs, c/o Valley News, P.O. Box 877, White River Junction, Vt. 05001. For more information about this list, call 603-727-3221. The complete Volunteer Jobs list can be found on the Valley News website: www.vnews.com. Click on “Life & Times” and then “Volunteers.” □ ACTS Honduras in the …

List: Ongoing Support Groups

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Send information about support groups by email to esauchelli@vnews.com, or by mail to Support Groups, c/o Valley News, P.O. Box 877, White River Junction, Vt. 05001. For more information about this list, call 603-727-3221. The complete list of support groups can be found on the Valley News website: www.vnews.com. Click on “Life & …

List: Upper Valley Food Shelves

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Please help us keep this list up to date. To have information about your organization’s food shelf, soup kitchen or other similar program included in this list, or to update an existing entry, send details by email to Volunteers@vnews.com, or by regular mail to Valley News, P.O. Box 877, White River Junction, Vt. …

Study: Rapid Weight Loss Just as Good

Friday, October 17, 2014

Los Angeles — When it comes to dieting, the conventional wisdom holds that losing weight gradually is more sustainable in the long run than losing weight quickly. But new results from a long-term clinical trial show that this is just another dieting myth. Both fast and slow weight …

Koch Bros. Build Political Machine for 2016

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Miami — Over scrambled eggs and croquettes, Andres Malave gave a last-minute pep talk to about a dozen volunteers in a Cuban restaurant before they left to meet voters. “Don’t just deliver a message,” he said before beginning …

Girl Scouts Numbers Decline

Saturday, October 11, 2014

New York — For the second straight year, youth and adult membership in the Girl Scouts has dropped sharply, intensifying pressure on the 102-year-old youth organization to find ways of reversing the trend. According to figures provided to The Associated Press, the total of youth members and adult …

Businesses Join Conn. River Cleanup

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Volunteers at an annual Connecticut River Watershed cleanup include families, school and community groups, river organizations, and Scout troops. But recently, Source to Sea has attracted a new contingent, organizers said. “At a time when corporations seem more focused on the bottom line, some companies are paying their …

Fresh Volunteer

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Volunteers spent Monday afternoon at nonprofit agencies across the Upper Valley participating in Granite United Way’s annual Upper Valley Day of Caring. Akhila Kovvuri, an incoming freshman at Dartmouth College, joined other student volunteers at Upper Valley Haven, …

Book Drive Will Support Fiske Free Library

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Claremont — The fourth annual book drive to support Fiske Free Library will run through September in Claremont. More than 2,000 books were collected last year. Donations may be dropped off at Reed Optical, 63 Pleasant St. For more information, call Tina Smrkovski at 603-543-3125, or email sales@reedoptical.com. …

Service-Minded Teens Bring Joy to Hospice

Sunday, September 7, 2014

By Liz Sauchelli Valley News Staff Writer White River Junction — At the end of their school year, Bailey and Courtney Leavitt entered a new activity into their routines. The Hartford High School sophomores began volunteering alongside their …

Randolph Program Serves 1,700 Meals

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Randolph — A pilot program for needy children served more than 1,700 lunches this summer in Randolph. More than 60 percent of the children in the Randolph area are eligible for free school lunch, organizers said in a recent news release. To help counter the loss of school …

High Horses Volunteer, Quarter Horse Honored

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Norwich — A volunteer and a horse with High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program were recently honored for their work. Becky Foulk was named Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International’s volunteer of the year for Region 1, which includes …

Assorted Bike Rides Benefit Land Preservation Trust

Sunday, August 17, 2014

New London — A day-long fundraiser for Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust next month will feature four bicycle rides of varying lengths. The third annual Kearsarge Klassic Bike Randonnee on Sept. 6 includes 30-, 65-, 86- and 100-mile routes. The rides, which begin and end at the New …