These are our main volunteer opportunities available in Bennington, Windsor, and Windham Counties. If you would like information, please contact your area Coordinator, call (844)258-7787, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to volunteer with us, press the button below to access our volunteer registration. You need to create a username and password to get started. All information is private and secure, only the GMRSVP staff can access it.
“As a volunteer I have found the camaraderie and sense of common cause with fellow volunteers to be a major spirit lifting facet of my life, a source of local identity - selfish pluses of involvement.” – Lloyd Graf, Food Pantry Support volunteer at Loaves & Fishes in Brattleboro, VT
Meals on Wheels Delivery
Join up with your local Meals on Wheels program and deliver meals to a homebound senior once a week. Shifts are usually the same day a week, 1-3 hours, Especially needed in more rural areas.
Health & Fitness
We offer peer-led exercise classes including Bone Builders, Tai Chi, and soon hope to start evidence based Arthritis Foundation exercise classes.
Support a Senior at Home
Visit in person or chat on the phone with an older Vermonter. You can also become a bill assistant and help someone once a month balance their checkbook and pay their bills. Provide grocery shopping and rides to medical appointments as well. Remote opportunities include phone call check-ins and postcard writing.
AARP/VITA Tax Assistance
Help low-income Vermonter's complete their taxes during tax season. Training available in the fall/winter. This isn't as hard as you think, you'll be helping with basic tax returns, using tax software.
Elder Justice Training
Our volunteers do "Fraud Squad" presentations in the community for older Vermonters. Materials based on "Pass it On" campaign by The Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Help others in your community learn about fraud in scams.
Other Nonprofit Support
RSVP Partners with many different nonprofits in the community to make an impact. If you're interested in administrative, knitting/crocheting/needle point, outreach/marketing, or any other assistance, please let us know - chances are we know someone who needs a hand. We partner with libraries, museums, senior meal sites, and Holiday stocking projects to name a few.
Education/Mentoring Kids K-12
Volunteer during the school year, September - June, once a week for 1-2 hours. There are many different mentor programs to meet your needs, contact us if you're interested. During the summer, you can help provide food to the kids while on break through the Summer Food Program.
Food Pantry Support
Are you concerned about the amount of hungry people and families in your community? Do you know that Seniors are more likely to be hungry or food insecure than any other age group? You could help at your local food pantry, soup kitchen, or community meal site and make a small but meaningful impression on a person in need. You can volunteer once a week, stock shelves, sort food, help serve individuals, or help organize the operation.
Red Cross Blood Drive support
Assist the Red Cross at local blood drives. Check people in, transport donations, or help serve food and drinks to people during and after they donate. Blood drives wouldn't be possible without the help of volunteers. Usually a once a month commitment for 3-4 hours.