University of Vermont

Office Of Student And Community Relations

Working Together to Create Healthier and Safer Neighborhoods

By getting involved in these community initiatives you will be working with other students and neighbors who are committed to making a difference.

“The Office of Student and Community Relations has been a wonderful resource and advocate for our neighborhood.   Gail and Alicia immediately jump on our ideas with enthusiasm and help bring them to life.  From potluck parties in the park, to children's parades down Booth Street, to UVM community events, they have joined creative forces with us always with a "how can we help!"  We feel so fortunate to have this community resource and sounding board."
Sara Puretz, Burlington Ward 1 resident

UVM Opportunities ⊕

Greater Burlington Area Opportunities ⊕

Youth

  • Spring Move Out Project - Keep a look out for more information on SMOP14 in March of 2014
  • 7 Tips Guide for Spring 2013
  • Boys and Girls Club - The Boys & Girls Club of Burlington has been serving area youth since 1942. Their mission is to inspire and enable community youth, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, healthy, responsible and caring citizens.
  • Spectrum Youth and Family Services - Spectrum is a nationally recognized leader in homeless youth programs. We have been offering shelter and community to Vermont's homeless and at-risk youth, and their families, for 42 years.
  • King Street Youth Center - King Street's mission is to promote personal and social wellness through educational, recreational, and social programs.King Streets goal is to give children, youth, and families the life-building skills necessary for a healthy and productive future.
  • Mobius, The Mentoring Movement - Mobius’ mission is to develop a culture of mentoring in Vermont.

Sustainability

  • ReSOURCE - ReSOURCE’s mission is to meet community and individual needs through (1) education and job skills training, (2) environmental stewardship, and (3) economic opportunities.
  • Local Motion & Bike Recycle VT - Local Motion is a member-supported non-profit organization promoting people-powered transportation and recreation for healthy and sustainable Vermont communities.
  • The Intervale Center - The Intervale Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Burlington, Vermont. Their mission is to strengthen community food systems.
  • ECHO Science Center - ECHO's mission is to educate and delight people about the Ecology, Culture,History and Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin.

Elders

  • Champlain Senior Center - The mission of the Champlain Senior Center is to support the independence and well-being of senior adults, enhance their dignity and self-respect, and promote their participation in all aspects of community life.
  • Champlain Valley Agency on Aging - Since 1974, CVAA has been providing nutrition and supportive services to seniors.

Economic & Medical

  • Visting Nurses Association - The VNA cares for individuals and families through health and related services in homes and other community settings.
  • Commitee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) - The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) provides emergency shelter, services, and housing for people who are homeless or marginally housed in Vermont. COTS advocates for long-term solutions to end homelessness.
  • Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf - The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf works to alleviate hunger by feeding people and cultivating opportunities. As the largest direct service emergency food provider in Vermont, CEFS serves over 12,000 people each year.
  • Ronald McDonald House - The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Burlington, Vermont provides emotional support, comfort and temporary lodging to families with children receiving medical treatment at Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care. In addition, Ronald McDonald House Charities provides assistance and support for children through various programs within our region.
  • Conflict Resolution Resources ⊕

    OSCR can help with conflicts involving:

    • Roommate differences
    • Neighbor relations
    • Landlord/tenant issues

    For more Information call (802) 656-9405 or email oscr@uvm.edu