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Apr
20

WORKSHOP: “Take Perspective…Someone Else’s”

Interactive and discussion-based, this workshop will give you valuable skills you can use on your next service project. You will learn how to better understand the perspective of those affected by social problems that you are trying to help. These reflection skills will help you participate in service work that is high-impact and culturally competent.

Friday April 24 at 3 pm in the Career and Experience Hub, 1st floor Davis Center

Click here: http://bit.ly/1F7T2Pi

Apr
20

Volunteer This Weekend!

CATAMOUNTS CARE VOLUNTEER DAY - THIS WEEKEND

What: LCE will be helping with Dismas House’s ( resource center for former prisoners transitioning back into the Burlington community) annual Perennial Plant Sale.

Who: You! Only 5 spots left, so sign up now!

When/Where: Saturday April 25th from 9 am - 4 pm/Right here in Burlington!

For full details and sign up click here: http://go.uvm.edu/catscare415

Apr
14

Volunteer Opportunity

Holocaust Remembrance Week is happening now (April 13-17). UVM Hillel​ has programs planned throughout the week they’re encouraging member’s of the community to attend. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Alana Carey, the Hillel Social Justice Intern at 407-547-9580/accarey@uvm.edu

Mar
26

Catamounts Care Day - 4/25/15

Looking for a volunteer opportunity right here in Burlington? Join the LCE team on Saturday April 25th from 9 am - 4 pm as we help out Dismas House, a resource center for former prisoners transitioning back into the Burlington community.

We will be helping with Dismas House’s annual Perennial Plant Sale. There are only 15 spots available, so please sign up!

For full details and SIGN UP click here: http://go.uvm.edu/catscare415

Mar
24

VT NEDA Walk - April 11, 2015

Participate in the second Burlington, VT NEDA Walk!  NEDA stands for National Eating Disorder Association. 95% of people who have eating disorders are between the ages of 12-25, and it is especially common on college campuses. Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate among all mental illnesses, including depression. There will be zumba, mindfulness activities, speakers, a raffle, and of course the walk itself.  

It is Saturday, April 11th and it is starting at the Royal Tyler Theater. Registration is at 9:30 AM and the walk starts at 10 AM. We also need some volunteers! Check out the descriptions below and click on the links for more info.

Link Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/800348790037677/

Event registration page: www.nedawalks.org/burlington2015 

Mar
23

UVM SERVES Week of March 23, 2015

Check out this Link

Check out this brand new edition of UVM SERVES - an e-newsletter with tons of ways to get involved at UVM and in the Burlington, VT area. 

Mar
12

Catamounts Care Day

Looking to volunteer in the Burlington area? On March 21, 2015 at 10 am the Leadership and Civic Engagement team will be leading a one-time service day at ANEW Place, a homelessness resource center right here in Burlington, VT. Check out ANEW Place’s website here

If interested, please sign up here: http://go.uvm.edu/catscare315

If you have any questions, please email Graham Davis at graham.davis@uvm.edu

Feb
26

UVM SERVES Week of Feb. 23 2015

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Check out our brand new edition of UVM SERVES for great ways to get involved at the University Vermont and in the Burlington area. 

Feb
11

UVM Spin-a-Thon

2nd Annual Spin-a-Thon for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 
In partnership with the UVM Campus Recreation - We will be holding our second annual spin-a-thon at Gutterson Fieldhouse, Room 217 to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  The event will be held on February 21, 2015 and will run from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   There will be six (6) one hour sessions and 28 bikes available per session.  There is a $25 non-refundable deposit (per session) to register and reserve your space for this amazing event. For more information you can contact Debra Fraser at 802-881-7725 or at dfraser1@uvm.edu or crazyvtrunner@gmail.com.  
You can also visit the Campus Rec website
http://www.uvm.edu/~recspts/?Page=specialevents/spinathon.html  
ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY. Please help me reach my fundraising goal by attending this event. If you are unable to attend this event, ALL DONATIONS ARE GLADLY WELCOME AND ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.  THANK YOU!

Jan
27

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.