Burlington City Arts is looking for volunteers to work in the gallery greeting people and helping them experience the art. They look for people who are very outgoing, love talking about issues that art will bring up and looking to learn more about what’s happening at BCA. Volunteers usually work between 2 and 10 hours a week. If interested, please visit BCA for an application.
Openings are Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 11-5
Friday and Saturrday from 11-8.
Feel free to call BCA at 802-865-7166 with any questions!
Mairead Harris has an excellent volunteer opportunity for you! You can help English Language Learner students with their reading and writing at the Sustainability Academy in Burlington, VT.
I teach a twice-weekly English Language Learner Literacy Club at the Sustainability Academy through Burlington Kids, and we are spending the rest of our time together this year creating bilingual picture books written and illustrated by the students. The books are retellings of folktales from the students’ home cultures — Nepal, Burma, and Thailand. Read more about the project here if you are interested:
We are just in the beginning stages of students interviewing family members to find appropriate stories. When the students return from their spring break, we will be working to write, edit, and polish their stories, and it would be wonderful to have some college students come in and help them with this so they get a bit more one-on-one time working with someone on their stories.
The dates & times we are looking for volunteers are as follows — we welcome anyone interested to come just once, or to sign up for several dates! Students who come in just one or two times do not need to do a background check or anything; students interested in a more sustained involvement may need to go through some paperwork. Email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested!
This is a great group of students who are SO much fun to work with!
Be a garden superhero: Join the Vermont Community Garden Network Day in the Dirt!
Day in the Dirt! is a fun volunteer day to give Burlington’s community and school gardens a spring boost and raise funds for the Vermont Community Garden Network. On April 27, teams of garden superheroes will work at project sites all over Burlington then gather at the Intervale Center for lunch, celebration, and prizes.
The garden work sites are Baird Park Community Garden and King Street Youth Center Garden in the South End; Archibald Neighborhood Garden and Riverside Neighborhood Garden in the Old North End; C.P. Smith Elementary School Orchard in the New North End; Abenaki Heritage Garden and Community Teaching Garden at the Intervale; New Discovery Garden and VNA Family Room Garden at Ethan Allen Homestead; and the Fanny Allen Garden.
Day in the Dirt! is presented by the Vermont Community Garden Network with the assistance of UVM Public Communication Capstone students. The title sponsor is Gardener’s Supply, with support, employee teams, food, and prizes from Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Healthy Living Market & Cafe, Nika, Three Tomatoes Trattoria Williston, Fletcher Allen Health Care, City Market, Intervale Center, Ben & Jerry’s Burlington Scoop Shop, High Mowing Seeds, Skinny Pancake, Seventh Generation, Green Mountain Coffee, King Arthur Flour, Chelsea Green, Burlington Parks & Recreation, and many other local partners.
Call 802-861-4769 or email email@example.com for more information. For volunteer registration or to make a donation, go to: http://tinyurl.com/dirtday
Help us have fun after school!
Job Posting: Edmunds Middle, After School Program–Support Staff for 2013-2014 School Year.
Help us have Fun after School! The EMS After School Program offers enrichment and recreational opportunities alongside exceptional academic support to a diverse community of students, 11-14 years old. We seek flexible, creative and enthusiastic staff members who will value this diversity. Staff will help design and lead after school activities, recruit students, assist with supper and snack in the cafeteria, offer tutoring and academic support and maintain a safe environment. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate cultural competence, have experience working with youth in educational, summer camp or after school settings and be excited to work with our students.
Interested candidates would need to be available for a minimum of two afternoons a week between 2:30 and 5:30, starting the last week of August for the 2013-2014 school year. Please include in your cover letter your experience with cultural diversity, either personally or professionally.
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and three references to:
Jessica DeBiasio at firstname.lastname@example.org
or mail/deliver them to
Edmunds Middle School
275 Main St.