your little neighbors on the hill
a Heart This Spring
It's that time of year again! The weather is
getting warmer and we all are looking forward to being
outdoors. We all enjoy
the benefits of the Spring weather and it's fun to see so
many Burlingtonians coming out of their winter hibernation.
Spring is a great
time to reintroduce yourself to your neighbors and to get
more involved in your community (anyone up for a neighborhood clean
up, please see the article below). It is also an important time to
remember the "Have
a Heart" message:
"When you are out
enjoying Burlington remember
that neighbors are only a wall away. Your actions to
help create a safe and peaceful community are appreciated!"
OSCR will be out with SGA and Greek volunteers
doing our Spring "Have
a Heart Campaign" to raise awareness about the impact of late night
noise and disruption on the local community (students, familes,
seniors, professionals, businesses, etc). In case you don't run into us
to give you a heads up about an ongoing Quality-of-Life Intiative
by the Burlington Police Department and UVM Police Services. Each
Spring officers are assigned to joint noise
patrols which target noise,
alcohol, and other late night municipal offenses.
To avoid getting a hefty ticket make sure that
you know what your rights and responsibilities are as a tenant and
citizen of Burlington.
To find out more about local city ordinances
please visit the Off
Campus Living Survival Guide or email Alicia.Taylor@uvm.edu with any
World of Work
Thinking about life beyond college? Even in a
tight economy, there are jobs to be found and experiences to be gained.
The task of looking for work, internships and opportunities can be
daunting at any point in time. There is help! Career Services is
available to assist you in several ways:
on resumes, cover letters and interviewing; databases of jobs and
internships; strategies to launch
a job search and make connections with employers and alumni.
are available for drop
in hours M-Th 1-4 pm, and by
appointment to assist you in figuring out where to go from here and how
to get there.
ongoing! Here is a sample of
our offerings: Career Week in the
Davis Center, March 24-26 featuring a Vermont Networking Night (3/24
6:30 pm); Career Fair (3/25 2-5 pm); Green Jobs & Internship Fair (
3/26 2-5 pm); weekly workshops on resumes, interviewing, networking,
and the job search; International Non-Profit Panel (April 2, 6 pm) and
the DC Networking Event (4/6, 5:30 pm); and employer information
sessions & interviews. See
our calendar for details.
Our services are available year round and for
alumni as well as UVM students. If you are overwhelmed by the process,
get stuck or need a sounding board, we are nearby: Living/Learning E
140, 656-3450, email@example.com.
Help Make Your
The snow is melting and what lies beneath is not
so pretty. Want to make the walks in your neighborhood more
appealing? Call OSCR and we can help you organize a neighborhood
clean up! We provide
the bags, gloves, and a place to dump the trash and all we need is the
people-power to make it happen!
We are planning a spring clean up on Friday April
17th as part of the UVM Community
Works Day of Service . Keep an eye out for more information from
Student Life and sign up your neighborhood team! We will also team up
with other UVM
Departments for the city's annual Green Up Day on Saturday May 2nd.
For more information or to sign up contact Alicia
Taylor at Alicia.Taylor@uvm.edu.
Need a Sublet?
Connect With Each
Other For FREE!!
Here are the Steps:
1. Go to http://offcampushousing.uvm.edu
and create a username and password (not your UVM
2. If you want to post a FREE sublet Ad make sure to check the "post a
sublet add for free" box on the registration page
3. To post your Ad Click the "add/edit listings" option on the top bar
fill in your info and post it.
4. Before you sublet fill out a Sublease
Agreement! You can get a sample agreement from the Office of Student
& Community Relations (OSCR).
Questions? Contact OSCR!
or call 656-9405
For Additional Off-Campus
Free Tax Help!
If you earned less than $42,000, and are over the
age of 18, you may be able
to get FAST, FREE tax preparation services provided by IRS-certified
volunteer tax assistors. You can get your refund
deposited in 7 to 10
days AT NO COST if you have a bank account. (In three weeks if your
check is mailed to you.) Tax sites in Burlington and Winooski are open
a variety of evening, weekend and weekday hours to fit your
schedule. Just dial 2-1-1 to make an appointment or to get more
The free tax sites are supported through the time,
money, staff and space donated by the CASH
Coalition of Chittenden County and many other community partners.
To find out more please visit
Help Center Seeks Volunteers
The Imani Health Institute in collaboration with the Somali Bantu
Community Association of Vermont and Americorps is providing a drop-in
tutoring program at the Imani Youth and Family Center (294 North
Winooski Ave., Burlington). The program will support middle
school students, high school students, students pursuing their GED, as
well as college students. The program was developed to meet a
growing need within the Burlington community for a devoted tutoring and
homework help program that could address the needs of immigrants,
refugees, as well as students from all backgrounds. The program
provides a safe and comfortable learning environment for all
students. Please show your support!!! We are looking for
dedicated volunteers that can provide tutoring and homework help on
Tuesdays and Thursdays. Shifts are from 3-5pm and 5-7pm. No
experience is necessary, just a dedication to service and the heart of
a teacher. Who knows? You may even make a friend!
For more information about this program or to
volunteer please contact Melissa Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or