Why Volunteer?

HOW DO YOU WANT TO ENGAGE WITH YOUR COMMUNITY?  
 One volunteer's reflections:
                                                                        "I hope that the people whose lives I am touching will be able to help someone else, some day."
-Michele Brown 
Midd College Nordic Ski Team volunteers                                      
                                                                                                             
 Farm-to-Table

If you enjoy gardening, there is much planting to do in the spring.  During the summer and early fall, some tender loving care and help with the harvest is needed.  Food distribution and preservation help is needed from the middle of the summer through the fall.  If you would like to help, please email jdsinclair@ripton-coop.net.

Thank you, Middlebury College Nordic Ski Team volunteers!
 Staff the Charter House Shelter 

Provide a critical service to the community while meeting new people.

The Charter House requires two staff members to be present at all times. These trained volunteers oversee house security, address resident concerns, and provide support as needed with childcare and meal preparation. Most importantly, volunteers help foster an atmosphere of community support, acceptance, and hope.

Volunteers sign up for shifts according to what works with their own schedule and may choose to staff shifts with a friend or to meet someone new. Most shifts are two to three hours. The early evening shift includes the opportunity to share dinner with our guests. 

For more information, email mskachmar@gmavt.net or call (802) 989-3108. 

To sign up as a volunteer at the Charter House, please download and complete our Volunteer Application.

 Join the "Fix It" Team for the Housing Program
If you enjoy doing light repairs or painting, please email jdsinclair@ripton-coop.net or call (802) 989-9746.
 Prepare and Serve Community Lunches

Food donations and baked goods are always appreciated. To donate food or volunteer as a cook/server, please email
louise.masterson@castleton.edu or call (802) 349-4715.

 Prepare and Serve Community Suppers

Cooks, servers, dishwashers, musicians, and others needed every Friday afternoon/evening to put on a fun, community dinner. To get involved, email fdneuberger@middlebury.edu or call (802) 233-7588.