University of Vermont


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

Vermont Migrant Education Program

Migrant Education Volunteer Opportunities

americorps vista worker Zoe Halvorsen Volunteer Coordinator
802-223-2389 ext. 211 or 1-866-86061382 ext. 208 (Toll-Free in VT)

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Vermont Migrant Education Program!

Volunteers play a vital role in creating educational opportunities for migratory youth. With the support of volunteer educators, migratory youth receive services such as English instruction, academic tutoring, and GED preparation. Volunteers help students reach their educational goals. Read below on how to become a VMEP Volunteer!

As a volunteer you can provide the following services:

  • Teach English
  • GED Preparation
  • Life-skills
  • Job Skills
  • Social Interaction
  • Healthcare Education and Access
  • Extracurricular Activities

Minimum Volunteer Requirements:

  • Conversational Spanish Skills
  • Access to transportation

Want to Volunteer? Here are the next steps:

  1. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at
  2. Complete the following volunteer paperwork: Mail paperwork to Robby Salorio - UVM Extension
    617 Comstock Rd., Suite 5, Berlin, VT 05602
  3. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to attend a MEP Volunteer Training
  4. Begin volunteer service!

What shoud I expect as a MEP 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.

Contact Information

Robby Salorio Volunteer Coordinator, A*VISTA Member

UVM Extension

617 Comstock Rd., Suite 5, Berlin, VT 05602

Office: (802) 223-2389

Fax: (802) 223-6500


Last modified April 08 2015 02:03 PM