Notice: Since the start of the pandemic, the Staff Council Office has been sending out weekly newsletters detailing campus and community resources that may help staff and their families. These include health-related, financial, social, educational, and entertainment-related resources. They also include ways you can help others. You can check out the newsletter and a spreadsheet of all the resources (PDF) listed in these newsletters.
The University of Vermont and the local community both offer many helpful resources.
University Resources & Partnerships
CATMA (Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association)
UVM strongly encourages its employees to take advantage of the commuter programs and services offered through CATMA, whose incentive programs and services include a Confidential Carpool Matching Service, Bike/Walk Rewards Program, Emergency Ride Home Program, Unlimited Access - Free rides on GMT, CarShare Vermont membership discounts, Off-site parking options, Commuter Workshops, Monthly drawings, and Transportation News and Resources.
This document (PDF) details who UVM staff should contact first in a variety of situations, including discimination/harassment, workplace disputes, ethical complaints, suspected criminal conduct, suspected abuse or neglect of a minor, employee counseling, receipt of a subpoena or legal communication, employee injury on the job, and requests for University records from a third party.
Human Resource Services' Employee Wellness Department offers resources and programs to support employees seeking to find a healthy balance in their professional and personal lives. Our aim is to equip UVM employees to be more productive, more satisfied, and more engaged in their work environment - sustaining UVM's highly-qualified workforce and enhancing the quality of their work-life experience.
Ethics and Compliance Reporting and Help Line
Employees are encouraged to use the Ethics and Compliance Reporting and Help Line to address questions regarding compliance issues or anonymously to report incidents or situations that may involve violations of the University's Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards or other policy standards or legal requirements.
Grievance Policy - Staff (Non-Represented)
Invest EAP is a Vermont-based public and private non-profit collaborative that has offered comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services since 1986. Our EAP provides confidential short-term counseling and referral, management consultation, wellness workshops, and resources and referral information on a wide range of issues (such as eldercare, parenting techniques, and financial problems).
Library Media & Streaming Services
UVM Libraries contains a collection of streaming video resources. These include documentaries, interviews, and archival footage. Kanopy, one of these streaming services, also includes films in many genres, titles from the Criterion Collection, Kino Lorber, and the BBC, as well as numerous titles in languages other than English. If you create an account, you can create clips of these films, and you can download an app to view the collection on your mobile device.
Staff Council maintains this list (login with @uvm.edu email address is required) of on-campus notary publics who are available to help UVM staff with notary needs - please contact them ahead of time to schedule a visit.
Nursing Parent Resources
Employees who are nursing parents have a number of lactation stations available to them, and the numbers and quality have recently increased. Visit the Lactation Resources page on the Human Resources website for a map and detailed information about access.
Professional Development and Training
With a focus on learning, development and professional growth, UVM's Professional Development and Training Department has numerous opportunities for your continued learning. Recognizing career development is a lifelong process, they offer programs to facilitate performance management, foster individual and team effectiveness and support improved understanding of the University policies and procedures.
Food and Nutrition
- Swipe Out Hunger National
- NOFA-VT Farm Share Program (Subsidized CSA Shares)
- Intervale Center offers no-cost, gleaned CSA shares (Fair Share) and discounted, delivered CSA shares for EBT-enrolled college students (Intervale Food Hub).
- Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
- Farm to Plate allows you to search by Food Access and Nutrition category to see information on food shelves, child meal sites, nutrition programs and classes, gleaning, etc.
- Vermont’s Farm to Family Program
- Crop Cash allows people receiving 3Squares (SNAP) benefits to receive additional funds to spend at farmers markets.
- Sara Holbrook Community Center - individuals may use the Center's food shelf once per month. Call the Center at (802) 862-6342 to schedule an appointment.
- Salvation Army Burlington provides a food pantry. Individuals need to bring identification (license, ID card) with them to the pantry. Call (802) 864-6991 for more information.
- This webpage lists more local and statewide food pantries.
State of Vermont Child Care Information SystemA list of updated, licensed, and registered childcare providers in the State of Vermont.
Child Care ResourceChild Care Resource is a nonprofit human service organization. They help families and providers make child care connections, strengthen early learning opportunities, and create child care solutions for communities. They strive to ensure that children birth through age 12 are developing to their full potential and are well-prepared for school and life.
Sarah Holbrook Community CenterThis organization offers numerous programs including elementary and middle school afterschool programs, February vacation camp, summer camp, and a youth adventure program.
Vermont Adult Learning (VAL)Through several partnerships in the community, Vermont Adult Learning provides English classes to all those who have settled in Vermont and are ready to learn and practice English. (Those here on temporary tourist visas are not eligible). Classes are held at many different locations nd at many different times of day. Please call VAL directly at (802) 846-7245 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an orientation. Learn more about VAL.
Fletcher Free LibraryThe local Burlington library offers a number of language classes, including Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced level English classes, open to all. See their classes page for times and contact details.
Clothing & Household Items
The following are local providers of affordable, gently used items for the whole family.
- Possibility Shop
38 S. Winooski Ave, Burlington, 05401
(Lower Level of First Congregational Church)
(802) 862-5010, ext 109
Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00am - 3:00pm, and some Saturdays 10:00am - 1:00pm. Call for this month's schedule.
- Shalom Shuk
184 N. Prospect St, Burlington, 05401
(Directly behind the Ohavi Zedek Synagogue)
Hours: Sunday through Friday, 11:00am - 3:00pm
- St. Anthony's Thrift Shop:
305 Flynn Ave, Burlington VT, 05401
Hours: Tuesday, Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm; Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity ReStore
528 Essex Road, Williston, VT 05495
64 Harvest Lane, Williston, VT 05495
1080 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, VT 05403