Many community members have inquired about volunteering during this difficult time and are interested in helping their neighbors. Our top priority is the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, and residents while following the state-wide goals of minimizing transmission.
- Apply online or print out our hardcopy volunteer application
- Governor Phil Scott is calling all Vermonters into service with the launch of a new website allowing people to sign up for volunteer assistance to support the state’s response to COVID-19: https://vermont.gov/volunteer.
Nordic Skiing Volunteer
Under the direction of the Winooski Recreation and Parks, in partnership with the Catamount Trail Association, the Nordic Skiing Volunteer will support our Nordic Skiing at Gilbrook program. This exciting outdoor opportunity takes place in the trail network of the Gilbrook Natural Area right here in Winooski. Volunteers will help facilitate the distribution of equipment to drop-in participants and answer any questions/provide assistance to less experienced Nordic skiers.
Exercise Video Instructor
Under the direction of the Winooski Recreation and Parks, Exercise Video Instructor Volunteers will work with our team to record exercise, wellness, or fitness classes in their area of expertise to be posted on our outreach channels and accessed by community members.
Winooski Run/Ride Club Ambassadors
Under the direction of Recreation and Parks, Run/Ride Club Ambassadors will aid the Recreation Programs Manager in the creation and facilitation of weekly (weather dependent) group runs/rides. These weekly community exercise opportunities will cater to all skill levels all while remaining local, reminding participants that Winooski has plenty to offer in terms of fun, safe opportunities to get on your bike or go for a run.
Under the direction of Winooski Recreation & Parks, in partnership with the Winooski Valley Parks District, the Eco-Educator volunteer will lead a group of kids through Winooski’s natural parks introducing them to the wildlife living as their neighbors. Each week, for six sessions, the Eco Educator will assist students in their exploration of local birds and animals. They will provide structure so that the participants may gain an understanding of how to use binoculars, basic tracking techniques, and snowshoes. Students will journal their findings in this ecological investigation of their hometown. Ultimately, our volunteer will work alongside Winooski’s Youth Programs Coordinator to help facilitate a fun and educational experience for middle schoolers.
Meals on Wheels
Our Meals on Wheels program is made possible through our partnership with Age Well and is operated through the Winooski Senior Center. We are currently looking for volunteers to assist in processing and packaging meals daily from 8:30 AM – 10 AM. We currently have all the volunteers currently needed at this time, but please feel free to apply to have your application on file!
Trex® Plastic Recycling Program
Under the direction of Recreation and Parks, Trex® Plastic Recycling 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.
Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) Volunteer
What is a Circle of Support and Accountability?
How CoSA works during COVID-19