University of Vermont


Providing academic, social and cultural support services to all eligible students

Vermont Migrant Education Program

Migrant Education Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play a vital role in creating educational opportunities for migratory youth. With the support of volunteer educators, migratory youth receive services that help them acheive educational goals.

Services provided by VMEP volunteers include:

  • English lessons
  • GED preparation
  • Life skills
  • Job skills
  • Social interaction
  • Healthcare education and access
  • Extracurricular activities

Because of the location and community worked with, two requirements for all volunteers are conversational Spanish skills and access to transportation.

What should I expect as a VMEP volunteer?

  • Students live in rural, isolated environments.
  • The most common volunteer service is teaching English.
  • Classes are taught in the students' homes.
  • Volunteers provide approx. 1.5 hours of class each week.
  • Volunteers work with one student or a small group.

Want to volunteer? Here are the next steps:

  1. Contact Erin Shea, Migrant Education Program Director, at
  2. Complete the following volunteer paperwork:
  3. Mail paperwork to:
    Vermont Migrant Education Program
    UVM Extension
    327 US Route 302, Suite 1, Barre, VT 05641
  4. Attend a VMEP Volunteer Training
  5. Begin volunteer service!

Last modified February 18 2016 02:55 PM