Upper Valley volunteer job opportunities

Lisa Vandvier picks cherry tomatoes at Cedar Circle Farm in East Thetford, Vt., on Sept. 11, 2015. Vandvier who works for Hypertherm was there as part of the United Way's Day of Caring, volunteers were gleaning vegetables for Willing Hands' food distribution. Held in several regions across New Hampshire and in Windsor County in Vermont, the event matches nonprofits that need work done with people willing to do it. In 2014, a total of nearly 1,500 volunteers completed 180 projects. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Lisa Vandvier picks cherry tomatoes at Cedar Circle Farm in East Thetford, Vt., on Sept. 11, 2015. Vandvier who works for Hypertherm was there as part of the United Way's Day of Caring, volunteers were gleaning vegetables for Willing Hands' food distribution. Held in several regions across New Hampshire and in Windsor County in Vermont, the event matches nonprofits that need work done with people willing to do it. In 2014, a total of nearly 1,500 volunteers completed 180 projects. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)

Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Published: 08-31-2023 5:01 PM

Modified: 04-02-2024 10:22 AM


Please help us keep this list up to date. Send requests for volunteers by email to calendar@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 always be found on the Valley News website: www.vnews.com.

ACTS Honduras in the Upper Valley: Seeking volunteer website manager; also medical/dental, educational, agricultural, youth leadership experience, with interest in serving. 802-733-6074 or info@actshonduras.org.

Adult Learning Services in West Lebanon: Assist students in basic reading, writing and math, High School Equivalency, and English as a second language. No experience required. 603-790-8518, dlaffin@sau88.net, gcoleman@sau88.net or nhadulted.org.

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon: Visit homebound patients in partnership with the Senior Care Team or provide certified dog therapy to patients and staff. Contact Community Health and Relations Officer Liz Swanton at 603-802-0821 or swantone@apdmh.org.

American Precision Museum in Windsor: Docents needed for two- to three-hour shifts to answer questions on history of machine tools. Assist with exhibit, building and garden maintenance. lyordy@americanprecision.org or americanprecision.org.

American Red Cross Disaster Action Team: Assist in responding to emergencies in the region. Help those affected by home fires and floods by making sure their most basic needs, including food and shelter, are met. Sign up at redcross.org/volunteer. 802-735-8842 or erica.fuller4@redcross.org.

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American Red Cross Blood Donor Ambassadors: Greet, register, and support blood donors at Red Cross blood drives in the Upper Valley during one five-hour shift per month. Sign up at redcross.org/volunteer. 802-735-8842 or erica.fuller4@redcross.org.

AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon: Greet and assist visitors, make sales and help with gallery openings, among other tasks. No art experience required; training provided when necessary. avagallery.org or 603-448-3117.

Bayada Hospice in Norwich: Visit patients in their homes, assisted living facilities or nursing homes. Duties may include reading, letter writing or preparing light meals. Hours are flexible. 802-526-2380.

Bugbee Senior Center in White River Junction: Deliver Meals on Wheels in Hartford, Thetford and Norwich. Serve on the waitstaff, help set up dining room, greet visitors at reception desk, assist in the kitchen and call bingo games. 802-295-9068.

Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Hampshire: Advocate in court for the best interests of children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Training provided. Commit approximately 15 hours a month. casanh.org.

Central Vermont Basic Education in Randolph: Tutor students in literacy, GED instruction and English language learning. 802-728-4492 or cvabe.org.

Chore Corps: Support older adults by making small repairs, delivering food, setting up electronics and stacking firewood, among other tasks through AmeriCorps Seniors program in Grafton & Sullivan counties. Must be 55+. 1-877-711-7787, rsvp@gcscc.org or gcscc.org/rsvp.

Claremont Opera House: Usher, promote shows and help out on committees. volunteer@cohnh.org or 603-542-0064.

Claremont Train Host Association: Volunteers needed to meet and greet Amtrak passengers twice a day at the Claremont Junction stop. Email claremontstationhosts@gmail.com for more information.

Classicopia: Assist at concerts for a nonprofit chamber music organization. Volunteers needed on a regular or substitute basis. 802-369-0856, daniel@classicopia.org, classicopia.org.

Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Hampshire: Volunteer guardians ad litem needed to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in family court. Commit approximately 15 hours per month, including visits with children and court appearances. casanh.org.

Court Street Arts in Haverhill: Help with live performances in Alumni Hall, including setting up, taking tickets and clearing tables. 603-989-5543 or alumnihall.org.

Cover Home Repair in White River Junction: Assist with home repair projects in the Upper Valley or with donations in the store. No experience necessary. Professional leadership, tools and safety gear provided. 802-296-7241, ext. 3 or coverhomerepair.org.

Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America: Assist area scouting units in New Hampshire or help start a new program. Training provided. Application and background check required. Nhscouting.org, 603-854-8585 or Tyler.Yankey@Scouting.org.

Empower UP! Windsor Central Mentoring Program: Become a mentor for youth ages 8 to 17 for one to two hours per week in a school and community-based program. 802-457-1317 or wuhsms.org/index.php/more/wcsu-mentoring-program.

Evergreen Singers: Alto, and bass singers wanted to join hospice singing group that performs for people in nursing homes, and their caregivers. Must be able to sing a capella in small groups. Rehearsals take place 4 to 6 p.m. every other Sunday at the United Church of Christ at Dartmouth in Hanover. Anna Alden, 802-356-0363.

Everybody Wins! Mentoring: Program matches adult readers with children in six elementary schools. Readers meet for one lunch hour each week. 802-229-2665, everybodywinsvermont.org or info@everybodywinsvermont.org.

Fort at No. 4 in Charlestown: Work in the gardens and assist with sales and customer service in the Visitor’s Center. 603-826-5700, info@fortat4.com or fortat4.org.

Friends of the Morrill Homestead: Assist with gardening, programs and events such as the Apple and Cheese Harvest Festival. 802-765-4288, director@morrillhomestead.org, morrillhomestead.org.

Gifford Medical Center in Randolph: Greet and assist patients at registration, help at Menig Nursing Home, or assist with a variety of office duties. 802-728-2324 or giffordhealthcare.org.

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains-Four Rivers Community: Training provided for adults willing to be troop leaders, train other adults, manage product sales and other tasks. girlscoutsgwm.org.

Good Beginnings of Central Vermont: Support new parents in the Randolph area as they recover from birth and navigate feeding, siblings, sleep deprivation, and more. info@goodbeginningscentralvt.org, 802-595-7953, or goodbeginningscentralvt.org.

Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley: Provide weekly in-home respite visits for two hours to a family with a newborn for 12 weeks. Flexible schedule. Volunteers are matched with a family in their community and free training is provided. 603-298-9524 or gbuv.org.

Good Morning Telephone Reassurance: Connect with older adults, address isolation and safety through AmeriCorps Seniors program in Grafton and Sullivan counties. Make calls from home between 7:30 to 9 a.m. five days a month. Must be 55+. 1-877-711-7787, rsvp@gcscc.org or gcscc.org/rsvp.

Greater Sullivan County Medical Reserve Corps: Medical and nonmedical volunteers needed for emergencies and community support activities. Training provided. Visit nhresponds.org and select “Greater Sullivan County” to sign up.

Greater Upper Valley Trout Unlimited: Assist with tree plantings, fly tying lessons, river clean up days, river habitat restoration projects and school events to help conserve, protect, and restore the Upper Valley’s cold water fisheries, along with their associated watersheds. guvtupres@gmail.com or greateruppervalley.tu.org.

Hartford Community Restorative Justice Center: Serve on a reparative panel or work with folks re-entering the community from incarceration. The center provides programs to repair the harm caused by crime and conflict in the community. Flexible hours. Training provided. 802-291-7173 or mwalker@hartfordjusticecenter.org.

Hartford Dismas House: Cook and share a weeknight dinner with residents at a transitional home reconciling former prisoners and society. tom@dismasofvt.org, 802-698-8661 or dismasofvermont.org.

Hartford Historical Society: Help maintain documents and artifacts; collect local histories; and assist with maintenance and light housekeeping at the Garipay House Museum. 802-296-3132 or hartfordhistory.org.

High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program in Sharon: Volunteer opportunities both in and out of the ring. 802-763-3280 or highhorses.org.

Horse Meadow Senior Center in North Haverhill: Deliver meals to homebound older adults (mileage reimbursement offered). Assist with meals and activities at the center. 603-787-2539 or gcscc.org/horse-meadow.

JAM – Junction Arts & Media in White River Junction: Training provided for volunteers to produce Upper Valley events. uvjam.org or info@uvjam.org.

Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice: Spend a morning or afternoon assisting with the Good Day Respite program for people with memory loss, assist patients and families as a hospice volunteer or help in The Renaissance Shoppe, the resale shop that benefits the VNA. 603-526-4077 or lakesunapeevna.org.

Latham and Peabody Libraries in Thetford: Work with the public or behind the scenes on materials, spaces and events. 802-785-4361 or thetfordlibrary.org.

Lebanon Opera House: Assist with performances by greeting patrons, ushering, hanging posters, scanning tickets and other responsibilities. 603-448-0400 or volunteer@lebanonoperahouse.org.

Listen Community Services: Assist in the food pantry, dining hall and thrift stores in Lebanon, White River Junction and Canaan. listen.volunteerhub.com/vv2.

Lutheran World Relief Quilters in Hanover: Help create quilts that are donated to disaster victims around the world. Training and materials provided. 603-643-3703 or office@oslchanover.org.

Lyme Town Band: Openings for musicians of all ages and degrees of accomplishment. Email thelymetownband@gmail.com.

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock: Positions are available for all ability levels and include trail ambassadors, visitor services, gardening and special events. 802-457-3368, mabi_visitorservices@nps.gov or nps.gov/mabi/getinvolved/volunteer.htm.

Mascoma Area Senior Center in Canaan: Deliver meals to homebound older adults (mileage reimbursement offered). Assist with meals and activities at the center. 603-523-4333 or gcscc.org/mascoma.

New England Healing Sports Association: Assist with a year-round adaptive sports organization to bring recreation opportunities to individuals of all ages with any disability. Training provided. Help directly with athletes, serve as office assistants, and equipment management and fundraising. 603-763-9158, info@nehsa.org or nehsa.org.

New London Hospital: Help support patient- and family-centered care through the emergency room, gift shop, recycling program and hospitality cart. Training provided. newlondonhospital.org or 603-526-5133.

Orford Senior Services: Deliver meals to homebound older adults (mileage reimbursement offered). 603-353-9107 or gcscc.org/orford.

Randolph Area Food Shelf: Work in the storefront stocking shelves and interacting with shoppers; pick up food donations from local farms and stores; and help organize and support special events/initiatives. 802-431-0144, volunteer@randolphareafoodshelf.org, or randolphareafoodshelf.org.

Royalton Community Radio: Host on-air programs, provide technical support and assist at events. 802-763-2700, wfvr.org or info@royaltonradio.org.

Royalton Town Band: Openings for musicians of all ages and experience. Rehearsals begin in April for the summer concert season. MarieBlaas@gmail.com or srtownband.org.

RSVP Bone Builders exercise classes: Free training for new volunteer co-leaders through AmeriCorps Seniors program in Grafton and Sullivan counties. Must be 55+. 1-877-711-7787, rsvp@gcscc.org or gcscc.org/rsvp.

SafeArt of Chelsea: Artists and instructors wanted for Healing Arts for Women programs, as well as for event and office support. 802-685-3138 or safeart.org.

Safeline in Orange and Windsor counties: Community outreach, fundraising, food drives, and answering the hotline (20 hours of training provided) for a domestic and sexual violence, and anti-stalking advocacy organization. 802-685-7900, ext. 307 or safelinevt.org.

Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park in Cornish: Work in the museum shop, help out in the formal gardens and act as a docent in the historic house. 603-675-2175, ext. 100 or nps.gov/saga.

Senior Solutions of Windsor County: Visit with older adults as a Senior Companion, Vet to Vet, Friendly Visitor and other programs. Be an in-office assistant and work on special projects. 1-802-885-2669 or seniorsolutionsvt.org.

Spark Community Center in Lebanon: Teach a class or one-time seminar and help organize or serve at a Friday Fun Night. Clean and organize art supplies and games. director@sparkcommunitycenter.org or 603-678-8619.

Sullivan County Humane Society in Claremont: Help with morning cleaning and chores, transporting, fundraising events and grant writing. Also, catsitters are needed. 603-542-3277 or sullivancountyhumanesociety.org.

Thompson Senior Center in Woodstock: Receptionists, wait staff and Meals on Wheels drivers. 802-457-3277 or thompsonseniorcenter.org.

Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction: Become a fitness center greeter, swim meet helper, Splash Camp counselor or help to keep the center clean. 802-296-2850, ext. 108.

Upper Valley branch of Merrimack Valley SCORE: Business mentors wanted to advise existing and startup clients. Lead workshops or help with administrative tasks. score.org/volunteer-opportunities, 603-666-7561 or info199@scorevolunteer.org.

Upper Valley Haven in White River Junction: Assist with community service programs, including the food shelf (stocking, filling orders, cleaning produce) or cooking (on or off-site). uppervalleyhaven.volunteerhub.com or 802-478-1865.

Upper Valley Hawks Special Olympics: Coaches, coaching assistants and volunteers needed to assist with nine sports over three seasons. Greet athletes, help with set-up, timing, measuring and other sports-related tasks. uvspecialolympics@gmail.com or 802-291-2624.

Upper Valley Humane Society in Enfield: Opportunities include dog walking, cat socialization, kennel cleaning, general cleaning and special events, among other tasks. 603-448-6888 or info@uvhs.org.

Upper Valley Senior Center in Lebanon: Deliver meals to homebound older adults (mileage reimbursement offered) and assist with meals and activities at the center. 603-448-4213 or visit gcscc.org/upper-valley.

Upper Valley Land Trust in Hanover: Help with annual visits to conserved lands, trail maintenance, ecological restoration, growing food and providing firewood assistance throughout the Upper Valley. 603-643-6626 or uvlt.org.

Upper Valley Music Center in Lebanon: Assist with work in the music library or office, support events or serve on planning committees. 603-448-1642, info@uvmusic.org or uvmusic.org.

Upper Valley Trails Alliance: Help at annual events, maintain trails, collect trail data, assist with office work, grant writing, graphic design and photography. 802-649-9075 or uvtrails.org.

Valley Court Diversion Programs: Represent your community in the restorative justice process by serving on community restorative panels in the Upper Valley. Volunteers represent the voice of the community and help participants understand how their actions have affected others. Training is provided. 802-295-5078 or vcdp.org.

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: Volunteers needed to assist with welcoming visitors to the Forest Canopy Walk and provide simple seasonal lessons (April to October). vinsweb.org, 802-359-5000, ext. 221, or volunteers@vinsweb.org.

Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction: Interact with veterans as ambassadors or escorts. Roles include clinic aide, parking lot shuttle driver, inpatient visitor with hospitality cart, café/store aide and drive for Disabled American Veterans nonprofit. 802-295-9363, ext. 5392, or va.gov/white-river-junction-health-care/.

Visions For Creative Housing Solutions: Mentor adults with developmental disabilities. Assist with fundraising, landscaping, cooking or other activities in Enfield and Lebanon. 603- 632-7707 or kestes@visionsnh.org.

Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire: Visit patients in their homes, assist with administrative tasks in the office and help at special events and community wellness clinics, among other tasks. 802-478-4690, VNH_HOSVolunteer@vnhcare.org or vnhcare.org.

Volunteers in Action in Windsor: Assist residents in Mt. Ascutney Hospital & Health Center’s service area, with tasks including transportation. 802-674-5971 or mtascutneyhospital.org/careers/volunteers-action.

White River Partnership in Royalton: Collect water quality data, steward river access sites and participate in river cleanups along the White River. christian@whiteriverpartnership.org or whiteriverpartnership.org/get-involved.

Willing Hands: Recover, grow and glean food from farms, grocers, and bakeries, to reduce food waste and end hunger in our communities. Work in the gardens, glean at local farms or help with food sorting and special pickups. volunteer@willinghands.org, 802-698-0265 or willinghands.org.

Windsor County Mentors: Mentor youth ages 6-18 through school- or community-based activities for one to two hours each week in Windsor and Sullivan counties. Mentors screened and trained. 802-674-5101 or wcmentors.org.

Windsor Public Library: Work two hours weekly at the front desk. Computer and people skills needed. 802-674-2556 or windsorlibrary.org/volunteers.

WISE in Lebanon: Help end gender-based violence by volunteering on the 24/7 crisis line or providing outreach in the Upper Valley community. Training provided. 603-448-5922, ext. 117 or volunteers@wiseuv.org.

Woodstock Community Food Shelf: Help out at food pantry that is open 4-6 p.m. Monday, 1-3 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. 802-457-1185 or woodstockcommunityfoodshelf.org.

Woodstock History Center: Collections, library and archive work available. Assist at the Old Time Fair and greet visitors. Open June to October. 802-457-1822, info@woodstockhistorycenter.org or woodstockhistorycenter.org.