VOLUNTEER

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 gmrsvp@svcoa.net. 

If you would like to volunteer with us, please press the button below to begin our volunteer application. You will have to create a username and password in order to get started. All of your information is private and secure, and only the RSVP 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

OPPORTUNITIES

Meals on Wheels Delivery

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

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

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 rides for medical appointments as well.

AARP/VITA Tax Assistance

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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