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BAKE A TREAT – Ronald McDonald House Charities is looking for volunteers to come to the house in the mornings and prepare fresh baked good for guests. Contact Marcia Stone at 862-4943 or email

MENTOR! MENTOR! – Spectrum Youth and Family Services invites volunteer mentors, age 21 and older, to share an hour or so a week of fun activities with a mentee in the Chittenden County community. Attend a UVM sports game, work on craft projects together, and much more. Contact Stephanie Ball at 863-7423, Ext. 321, or email

PROVIDE A MEAL – ANEW Place is in need of volunteers to provide and share an evening meal with their homeless guests. A great group or family opportunity! Contact Katie Ballard at 862-9879, Ext. 1006, or email

SHELTER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Community Health Centers of Burlington are in need of volunteers to help enrich the lives of the homeless by helping guests access relationships with the larger community, get settled in shelter space, help with meal service at 6:30 p.m. each night, provide entertainment, and more. One shift every other week between 5:45-8 p.m. or 6 -8:15 a.m. Contact Anne Leaver at

A CHRISTMAS MEAL – Dismas House in Burlington and in Winooski has need of volunteer cooks to prepare a portion of their Christmas dinner and join residents for the meal. No plans for the holidays? Here’s the chance to share a meal with a very appreciative group! In Burlington, contact Zoe Bishop at 658-0381 or email In Winooski, contact Sue Drollette at 655-0300 or email

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