For more information about these or other volunteer opportunities, contact Community Engagement Coordinator Ashley Calkins at email@example.com.
This Week’s Features:
Volunteer at the Charter House!
The Charter House is a winter housing facility that serves as an emergency home for up to five families from November through April. It is staffed 24/7 by trained volunteers who provide a warm, welcoming environment for families in stress. MCCC works closely with HOPE, the Parent Child Center, Mary Johnson Children’s Center, Women Safe and Counseling Services of Addison County to assist residents in finding appropriate jobs, housing, counseling, educational opportunities and childcare.
With the end of the Charter House season now behind us, if you have some spare time, are in town, and might be willing to do a different type of volunteering over the summer, the MCCC Farm-to-Table program that supplies fresh produce for the Community Lunches, Community Suppers, food shelves, and food insecure families is in need of volunteers to help with the maintenance and harvesting of produce! The garden is expected to produce several thousand pounds of vegetables. It is located in New Haven, and work hours are of your choosing. Help is needed from now until late September.
Coordinator Courtney Devoid will work with you to schedule work time and show you the ropes. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Got an hour? Be a friend!
Join an over 50 year tradition of Midd students sustaining a special relationship with Butch Varno! Watch this brief and very inspirational video clip of “Picking Up Butch” for a great overview.
During the academic year, Butch keeps busy going to football and basketball games. During the summer, things get much slower with fewer students around. Do you have an hour to spare once in a while? It could be after work, on a weekend, during the day—whenever works for you!
Butch loves to go for walks, come on campus, talk politics, current events, sports, College, and more. He has lots of interests and loves socializing, despite limitations due to cerebral palsy and confinement to a wheel chair.
Volunteers can serve as a friendly visitor or even help keep Butch limber by practicing his physical therapy with him. It makes a huge difference to his health and wellbeing—physical and mental—when Butch engages in regular exercise and social interactions.
Tiffany Sargent, EIA Civic Engagement (Adirondack House, x5082, email@example.com), is happy to introduce you to Butch. Help make a real difference—thanks!
June 28th: Sheldon Museum’s Pops Concert!
The Henry Sheldon Museum in downtown Middlebury is looking for volunteers for the evening of June 28th to work as ushers, ticket takers, parking attendants, and perimeter walkers.
Who: Georgia Brass Band, benefit the Henry Sheldon Museum
When: June 28, 2012 (2 shifts: 5:15-7:00 and 6:45-8:15)
Where: College field adjacent to the Mahaney Center for the Arts (rain site Kenyon)
Dinner will be provided for the volunteers. Following your shift you can relax and enjoy the concert and fireworks!
Those who are interested should contact Joyce Heath directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Willowell Foundation’s mission is “To cultivate healthy communities by connecting people with the arts, education, agriculture, the environment, and each other.” Volunteers for Peace, a Burlington-based nonprofit, has promoted international voluntary service since 1982.
This summer, from August 11th to 25th, seven volunteers from Taiwan, Turkey, Korea, Japan, and Spain will spend two weeks at the Willowell Foundation in Monkton, serving the community by improving the trail system.
You can help welcome the volunteers to Vermont!
- Volunteer on the trail building project for a day and get to know the group.
- Bring the volunteers lunch at the worksite.
- Donate fresh produce from your garden.
- Join us at the Welcome Dinner
Sunday, August 12, 5:00 PM
For more information and to get involved, please contact: Hannah Mueller, Willowell AmeriCorps member: Hannah@willowell.org.