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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.” □ Abbott Memorial Library in …

List: Ongoing Support Groups

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Send information about support groups by email to dtaylor@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. …

Hanover Rotary Bell Ringing Raises $7,000 for Listen

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hanover — Listen Community Services recently received a donation of $7000 from the Hanover Rotary Club. The money was collected in the Rotary Club’s December Santa Claus Bell Ringing on Hanover’s Main Street. It will support LISTEN’s charitable activities in the Upper Valley. Since it began in 2005, …

Volunteer Spotlight: West Lebanon Woman Leads Prison Meditation Group

Sunday, February 16, 2014

West Lebanon — At the forefront of many volunteers’ minds is the idea that the people they serve are worthy of their time and attention. Landon Hall, of West Lebanon, shares that sentiment. In her case, however, the …

Volunteer Spotlight: Ken Vandermark, Retired VTC Professor, Remains a Committed Educator

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Randolph — For most of his professional career, Ken Vandermark has been a teacher. Trained as an electrical engineer, he first turned to teaching at a community college and then moved on to Vermont Technical College in 1985. …

Volunteer Spotlight: Claremont La Leche League Leader Helps Women Meet Goals

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Claremont — At age 32, Zadiah Eisenberg is a married woman with two small children to care for, so there is little doubt she has any trouble staying busy. But in addition to tending to matters at home, …

Volunteer Spotlight: Ford Sayre Vice Chair Has Family Link to Ski Council’s Start

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Norwich — Pam Mobilia has a family connection with the Ford K. Sayre Memorial Ski Council. In the mid-1930s, when Dartmouth College graduate Ford Sayre set up a ski school for rural children, Mobilia’s father, Dave Holbrook, was …

Volunteer Spotlight: Dismas House Seeks Furniture

Saturday, November 30, 2013

As renovations continue at Hartford Dismas House, the push is on to collect donations of furniture to outfit a building that will provide a home to former prisoners returning to the community. Lori Ladd Brown, a volunteer serving …

Volunteer Spotlight: Norwich Woman Stitches Together a Community of Quilters

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Norwich — When Peggy Sadler first started sewing, it was out of necessity. “I sewed because I needed things, and (for) Christmas projects,” said the long-time Norwich resident. As time went on, Sadler began using her skill for …

Volunteer Spotlight: Hartford Acupuncturist Learns About Big Knives and Leeches in Nepal

Sunday, September 15, 2013

White River Junction — To travel or to volunteer? That’s probably not the question most charity-minded people ask themselves. But for those who would like to do a little of both, Marni Adhikari would encourage them to check …

Volunteer Spotlight: Lebanon Woman Works to Ease Fistula Suffering

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Lebanon — Kristen Coats is on a mission to make the word “fistula” a part of everyone’s common vocabulary. But it’s not because she wants to improve the world’s knowledge of arcane medical terminology. It’s because she is …

Former W.Va. Coal Miner Digs  Volunteer Work at Storrs Hill

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Lebanon — Teddy Willey spent the first 20 years of his adult life working underground in the coal mines of his native West Virginia. Now 54, Willey has bad knees and black lung. So it would be understandable …