Volunteers help keep our watersheds clean

Clambering the stream banks in rubber boots on a spring morning. Leaning forward to fill a sample vial with cold river water. Working with a team to carefully note down details.

People who care about literacy get books to children

One local organization that is run entirely by volunteers is Addison County Readers, the local chapter of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Blood draws are backed by many volunteers

As part of National Volunteer Week, April 17-23, the American Red Cross Vermont Chapter honors the work of its volunteers who give their time to help people in need.

UWAC offers student volunteer scholarships

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

Festival on-the-Green needs new volunteers for 2022

After hosting a scaled-back event last August, the officers, directors and volunteers of the Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green are hopeful that the week-long, family-friendly, community-supported music series can return in its full pre-Covid glory t … (read more)

United Way: Teens can volunteer, too

Let’s be real, high school students are constantly caught under a tsunami of grade maintenance, AP tests, working part-time, extracurriculars, and so much more.

Seeking volunteers to help patients in final days

MIDDLEBURY — Wanted: People with a little time and a lot of compassion to give to neighbors who are in the final days of their lives.It’s an invitation to the community by Addison County Home Health & Hospice (ACHH&H), a New Haven-based nonprofit that’s l … (read more)

Jane Steele resolves to help others

MIDDLEBURY — Folks planning for retirement typically map out activities and bucket lists for their golden years. Jane Steele’s retirement plan was simple: Work even harder — this time on behalf of those less fortunate. At age 75, the former educator, adve … (read more)

Bristol woman gives away hundreds of homemade loaves

BRISTOL — Catherine Willson knows she gave away 225 loaves of homemade bread between March 20, 2020, and March 20, 2021, because she’s been keeping track in a notebook. She started off just giving bread away to friends. “Around loaf 30, I’d sort of run ou … (read more)

Red Cross thanks Vermont volunteers

VERMONT — During National Volunteer Week, April 18-24, the American Red Cross Northern New England Region is recognizing its volunteers who continue to work tirelessly to help people in need during COVID-19. In Vermont, 323 people volunteer with the Red C … (read more)

United Way rewards high school volunteers

United Way of Addison County fosters community service in all community members, but especially in our youth. In that spirit, the organization will honor local high school seniors through its “LIVE UNITED” Volunteer Scholarship Award. On behalf of a gener … (read more)

Vergennes Girl Scouts get creative

VERGENNES — The past year has been one of uncertainty and disruption to everyone’s normal routines. That includes Girl Scout activities. Fortunately, many volunteers have stepped up and kept their Girl Scouts active in virtual troops, with outdoor activit … (read more)

Volunteers help kids learn in Cornwall

CORNWALL — The Friends of Cornwall School (FOCS) is a parents organization dedicated to supporting our children through numerous co-curricular and extra-curricular activities throughout the year. We recognize that part of supporting our students includes … (read more)

Watershed explorer program is looking for student volunteers

BURLINGTON — Lake Champlain Sea Grant invites students to become certified Watershed Explorers by completing a series of fun activities designed to teach them about watershed science and the Lake Champlain Basin. The Watershed Explorer Challenge, while ge … (read more)

Moosalamoo volunteers lend helping hands to rebuild bridge

RIPTON — A group of 15 volunteers, including nine Moosalamoo Association board members, met this past Saturday morning in Ripton to demolish a broken down trail bridge on the Oak Ridge Trail. The 20-foot hemlock bridge, located northwest of Forest Road 92 … (read more)