Monkton World Language Program Info Session
Tonight Monday, February 18th 6:30 p.m. Twilight 201
The Monkton Central School World Language Program has been in existence for about 10 years with great success. It introduces children from kindergarten through sixth grade to a different language and culture, an experience which, hopefully, will be continued during middle and high school. Middlebury College students teach various languages six times during the semester in an elementary classroom. To learn more attend the information session or contact Jennifer Stanley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student position open on the HOPE Board of Trustees, Application due today (2/18)
HOPE seeks to reduce the effects of poverty in Addison County. While the delivery of essential services (food, fuel, housing) is their main focus, HOPE also strives to provide residents with the tools and resources necessary to meet their own needs. HOPE is currently seeking one Middlebury College student to serve on their Board of Trustees, ideally for a two year term. Board members meet once a month (generally the last Wednesday each month from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.) and serve on one Board committee. Through serving as a HOPE board member the student will gain insight into non-profit administration and practical experience around issues facing Vermont non-profits. To apply for this position please email Chair of the Board Becky Dayton, email@example.com. Applicants should send paragraph statement of why they are interested in the position along with a resume. First-year students encouraged to apply.
Volunteer at the Vergennes Opera House Saturday 2/23
Having hosted political rallies, town meetings, and theatrical performances, the Opera House is dedicated to preserve the historic Vergennes Opera House as a center for the presentation of arts and activities that celebrate a sense of community. Help continue this mission by cleaning up, repairing chairs and repainting walls at the Vergennes Opera House with the Volunteer Services Organization on Saturday, February 23rd at 10:15 am at Adirondack Circle. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and cell phone number.
Friends for Burma: Interested in joining Friends for Burma, a student group working with Burmese refugees in Burlington? Activities include (but not limited to) adult citizenship and ESL workshops and children’s fun activities (ice skating, bowling, and more). To get involved find us at the Midd Activities Fair on Friday 2/22 or email email@example.com.
MiddBuddies: For the Spring Semester we are looking for a few dedicated volunteers who have free time either 2-3pm on Tuesdays, 2-3pm on Fridays, or 12-2pm on Fridays. We will be working with, tutoring, playing sports with and helping the Middlebury Union High School special education students with their homework and other activities. WE need volunteers who could commit to one to two hours every week during the spring. Volunteers with access to cars are especially needed! Interested? Contact Faith Whang, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charter House Homeless Shelter: The Charter House winter housing facility serves as a shelter staffed 24/7 by trained volunteers who provide a warm, welcoming environment for families in stress. This is a meaningful volunteer opportunity for students interested in social work, medical professionals, and human services. Contact James McMillan ’14, email@example.com, to learn about upcoming trainings and more information.
Habitat for Humanity Build 2/23: Join Habitat for their Saturday Build. There will be a shift from 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and a shift from 12:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (departing from Adirondack Circle). Volunteers should wear clothes they don’t mind getting dirty or painty. Sign up to participate here! Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page One: Do you love reading, children, and volunteering? Page One seeks volunteers to co-lead programs in local schools! Contact email@example.com for more information.
Help a Middlebury College Community member: Finite Math Tutor needed
Volunteer to tutor a Middlebury College staff member who is taking a community college course in Finite Math. The staff member would like to meet with a student weekly on campus for assistance with math concepts. Interested? Contact Ashley Calkins, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a Reading Buddy!
Bridport Central School seeks Reading Buddy volunteers who can commit to one hour each week reading one-on-one with a preschool student and completing a literacy related activity sometime Mondays-Thursdays between 9:00-2:30. If you are interested or would like more information please contact Beth Bearor, Preschool Teacher, email@example.com.
Mandarin and Spanish Speakers: Volunteer Interpreter position open
Fluent volunteer interpreters (Chinese/ Mandarin/Spanish) needed to support the Addison Central Supervisory Union’s (ACSU) Family Wellness Program (FWP). While the FWP is interested in all aspects of family health and wellness, emotional-behavioral health is a strong area of focus; work is confidential in nature and may involve working collaboratively with such partnering agencies as the Addison County Parent/Child Center, connecting families to useful supports. Time commitment will vary based on family needs, but should not entail more than one-two hours/week over the course of several weeks. Interested? Contact ACSU Family Wellness Coordinator, Ulti Danforth, firstname.lastname@example.org, (802) 382-1767. If you would like to pursue this volunteer opportunity and need access to college vehicles for transportation, contact Ashley Calkins, email@example.com.
2013 Vermont Chili Festival Volunteers Needed
March 9, 2013 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Downtown Middlebury
Sign up for volunteer shifts here
Volunteer for a shift at the 2013 Vermont Chili Festival doing tasks such as token collection, hot chocolate sales, and event set up. This event includes activities for all ages and award-winning chili, located all on the streets of historic downtown Middlebury. As a thank you for offering your time you will receive a volunteer hat and one button for admission.
Apply to the Flex Fund to finance your initiatives!
Whether it is transportation expenses, pumpkins to carve with Porter hospital residents, or turkeys to cook at the local shelter, we want to help you serve others. Visit go/funding to find our application under Civic Engagement Funding. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“Like” EIA Civic Engagement’s Facebook page here to receive opportunities and updates!
Questions? If you have questions about any of these volunteer opportunities or want to learn more ways to get involved in the local community, contact Ashley Calkins, Community Engagement Coordinator, email@example.com, 802.443.3099