Volunteer/Get Involved

Why Volunteer in Winooski?

Volunteers who dedicate their time to community service in Winooski are an essential part of what makes our City a special place to live, learn, and work. Much of Winooski’s vibrant community has been driven by a volunteer force - from youth to seniors and everyone in between. Many community members find personal and professional pride in volunteering. 

View our current volunteer opportunities below and apply online! Physical applications can be obtained and submitted at Winooski City Hall (27 West Allen Street, Winooski VT 05404). 

  1. Boards and Commissions

To view all of our boards and commissions, click here. 

Open Seats:

Finance Commission    

This Commission is a policy advising group to the City Council.  It serves to advise the Council on implementing the Economic Vitality Strategic Vision area as outlined in the Master Plan and ensuring the City maintains an overall strong financial position. 

Economic Vitality: "Maintain and expand our economic development to ensure long-term vibrancy."

Safe, Healthy, Connected People Commission    

This Commission is a policy advising group to the City Council and serves to implement its Strategic Vision area as outlined in the Master Plan.

Safe, Healthy, Connected People: "Foster relationships across generations and cultures by providing a safe and healthy environment and providing opportunities to connect and engage with other residents of the City."

  1. Community Justice Center

Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) Volunteer

Under the direction of the Winooski Community Justice Center, COSA Volunteers serve as a source of support and accountability for someone transitioning into the community after a period of incarceration (the core member). Volunteers with COSA meet once a week with two to three other volunteers and the core member. They walk with a core member as they transition from prison to community, and work through all of the changes and challenges that come with that transition.

  1. Recreation and Parks

Halloween in Winooski Volunteers

  • Pumpkin Carving Event Support Volunteer

We need volunteers to support the Pumpkin Carving Event and its attendees. Volunteers will help carry pumpkins in and out of the Senior Center, carve the tops off, gut the pumpkins, and ensure a safe and fun event for all. Volunteer for as long as you are able for the entire event (Saturday, October 19th / 9 AM – 5 PM and Sunday, October 20th / 9 AM until all pumpkins are carved).

  • Festival of Pumpkins: Rotary Park Set-Up Crew

Be a part of making Rotary Park come alive! On Friday, October 25th help us load the jack o’ lanterns into Rotary Park, place candles in each jack o’ lantern, and light the candles. We will begin the park set up at 9:30 AM and will start lighting at dusk. 

To sign up for either of these important volunteer opportunities, please contact Olivia Miller, Volunteer Coordinator: volunteer@winooskivt.gov  / 802 734 1836

Trail Crew Volunteer

Under the direction of Recreation and Parks Staff, Trail Crew Volunteers perform trail work at various City of Winooski owned trails. Volunteers will attend scheduled Volunteer Trail Day events!

TREX Program Volunteer

Under the direction of Recreation and Parks, TREX Program Volunteers will ensure the continuation and success of Winooski’s plastic bag collection program. Volunteers will collect, weigh, and deliver plastic bags as well as encourage the community to be more aware of plastic use. We need one volunteer who is available for 1 hour per week between the hours of 9 AM - 5 PM Monday, Wednesday, or Friday.

Youth Basketball Assistant Coach

Under the direction of Recreation and Parks, Youth Basketball Assistant Coaches create a positive learning environment where children learn sportsmanship, fundamental skills, teamwork, and responsibility. This Saturday morning skill-development program is for children in grades K-6 and emphasizes having fun while being active and learning the basics of basketball. The assistant coach’s job is to help facilitate a program that allows for youth to grow and develop skills safely. An assistant coach will engage directly with youth, while being a dependable resource for our head coaches.


  1. Winooski Memorial Library

Homework Help Tutor and Engagement Volunteer

Under the direction of the Winooski Memorial Library, HW Help Tutor and Engagement Volunteers help youth by offering homework help support, participating in activities, and playing a mentorship role to youth in the library. Activities could include a pick-up basketball or dodgeball game, talking with youth, board/card games, or craft projects. Volunteers are to be a positive role model for kids. This is a flexible role that will form to the needs of the youth.

  1. Winooski Senior Center

Meals on Wheels Delivery Driver

Under the direction of the Winooski Senior Center, Meals on Wheels Delivery volunteers help to combat hunger and to provide a lifeline and companionship for under-resourced community members who might otherwise be isolated. Meals on Wheels are delivered every weekday, Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM  - 11 AM. 

Morning Support Volunteer

Under the direction of the Winooski Senior Center, Morning Support Volunteers will be the first friendly face that people see as they walk in. Morning Support will greet seniors, encourage senior engagement, answer the phones, and assist with our nutrition programs.

Nutrition Support Volunteer

Under the direction of the Winooski Senior Center, Nutrition Support Volunteers perform tasks in the Kitchen to support our nutrition program. This could include basic food prep, chopping of vegetables, serving food, using the dishwasher, cleaning tables, and more. Hours: Tuesday 10-1.

  1. Olivia Miller

    Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator

  2. Ray Coffey

    Community Services Director
    Phone: 802 373 0050