Letter to the editor: County fortunate to have abundance of volunteers

The Addison Independent Volunteer section every spring is always so enjoyable to read — to see how many people are out there giving their time to supporting others.

Volunteers find fulfillment with Addison County’s emergency services

MREMS has 49 dedicated members — paramedics, emergency medical technicians, heavy rescue operators — most of whom are hired on a professional basis. But a dozen MREMS staffers are volunteers.

Local farms get a boost from ACORN volunteers

Community members can join “working bee” brigades organized by ACORN to help tackle various projects on area farms, from onion planting to sheep shearing.

United Way offers scholarships for teen volunteers

On behalf of a generous donor, one Addison County student will be chosen annually for the Youth Volunteer Scholarship, recognizing a student who volunteers in their community and is interested in advancing their education.

Green Up Day is on its way

Want to go for a walk on May 4 and help make Vermont an even more beautiful place? Pick up some trash on Green Up Day.

Want to volunteer? The Red Cross needs you

BURLINGTON — It’s National Volunteer Week (April 21-27) and the American Red Cross of Northern New England is recognizing the work of the selfless individuals here in Vermont who generously give their valuable time to support people in need. Across the co … (read more)

Girls grow thanks to these dedicated adults

When Ursula Olender “aged out” as a Girl Scout, she knew she wasn’t done.

Counseling Service needs new board members

The Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC), Addison County’s designated mental health and developmental services agency, seeks four community members to join its volunteer board.

Get involved with nature: Search for butterflies

Vermonters now have another excuse to get outside on sunny days: to join a statewide survey of the most angelic insects — butterflies.

High schoolers who volunteer can get a scholarship

United Way of Addison County fosters community service in all community members, especially our youth.

Children in the legal system need an adult to help out

When the Department for Children and Families seeks to take a child into their custody, Vermont law requires the court to appoint a Guardian ad Litem, or GAL. GALs are volunteer, court-appointed special advocates who protect a child’s best interests in ju … (read more)

Volunteer to Green Up Vermont on May 6

Want to go for a walk on May 6 and help make Vermont an even more beautiful place?

Bristol Rescue Squad needs more volunteers

Officials from the Bristol Rescue Squad are reaching out to the community to assure them that the organization is looking for volunteers to help provide a vital service to Bristol and the 5-Town area.

Volunteer drivers get folks where they need to go

Dial-A-Ride depends on volunteer drivers to pick up passengers and give them life-changing access to medical appointments, food shopping and other necessities.

Bristol skatepark needs volunteers

Volunteers have been working hard to update the skatepark at the Bristol Hub Teen Center, next to the Bristol recreation fields.