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Volunteer Opportunity

                                         Project Snow Shovel 

Winter is a difficult time for most people to get around, but some have it even harder than others. Imagine trying to get to the doctor, or the grocery store, or even your own mailbox when you can no longer shovel the snow off your front steps. For many seniors in the Champlain Valley, this is a reality they must deal with every winter.

The Champlain Valley Agency on Aging (CVAA) would like to thank all the volunteers who graciously volunteer their time and energy to help shovel walkways and driveways so that seniors can get out of their homes. But these volunteers can only help so many seniors. This year we are expecting even more snow, so we are going to need more volunteers than ever.

We are currently looking for volunteers who are willing to help seniors in Burlington, South Burlington, Winooski, Essex Junction, Colchester, Milton, St. Albans, and Swanton. We may need volunteers in your town soon. If you would like to join the ranks of these winter heroes, please give Bev a call at 800-642-5119.


UVM SERVES Week of Jan. 26, 2015

Check out this Link

Check a fresh new edition of UVM SERVES for great ways to get involved at The University of Vermont


Heads up!

LCE will be partnering with Residential Life, RALLYTHON, and the Dewey House for Community Engagement to bring you #VOLUNTEERUVM - a night to help YOU learn about service and get involved! There will be candy and chance to win Beats by Dre headphones. 

Join us on Tues. Jan. 20th in the Harris Millis Garage from 8 - 9 pm

Contact Josephine Gonzalez with questions:


UVM Serves for the Week of January 12, 2015

Welcome back UVM students! What better way to start the semester than a newsletter full of  great ways to get involved. Check out this week’s UVM SERVES below:


Heads up!


Who are you thankful for? Send ‘em some love. (hand turkeys not required.)

Say thanks! We’re thankful for everyone who has participated in an LCE program this year!


Woo hoo!

Wow! UVM Next Step Retreat just won the Vermont NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Program of the Year award! LCE is so proud to have been creating space for social justice conversations & intergroup dialogue at UVM since 2003. Feeling grateful to all our past facilitators, advisory board members, and participants. This award is especially timely since we just finished up facilitator training for the 2015 retreat this weekend! Thank you friends and NASPA!


Volunteer Opportunity!

Via United Way of Chittenden County:

Share the joy of reading! The Fletcher Free Library invites community members to participate in the 24th Annual “Books for Children Gift Campaign,” which provides Burlington preschoolers with new, quality books during the holiday season. Choose from our list or make your own selections, then purchase books at participating bookstores for a discount. We distribute the books through the Sara Holbrook Center, the King Street Youth Center, the VNA Family Room, the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS), and Champlain Valley Head Start. “

Click here for full details!


CATALYST - A LeaderShape Program

Calling student leaders at UVM! Check out CATALYST - a LeaderShape Program brought to you by the University of Vermont’s Office of Residential Life!

CATALYST is a one-day LeaderShape program for current student leaders (S/RA’s, IRA and Hall Council members) and emerging student leaders who are interested in challenging themselves to go deeper, wider, and farther out in their definition of who they are and where they can have an impact.

Click HERE for to sign-up and learn more!


UVM Serves - Week of November 10, 2014

The latest edition of UVM Serves has just been released! Check it out for great ways to get involved! 



Heads up!

Have you voted yet? In Vermont, polls are open today until 7PM. See ya at the polls!