The University of Vermont and the local community both offer many helpful resources. 

Note: Staff Council also regularly features community resources in each issue of the staff newsletter, Staffline. To see the latest issues, visit the Staffline page


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. 

Employee Wellness

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-Unioized)

The Grievance Policy (PDF) is an internal mechanism designed to effectively and efficiently resolve workplace disputes at the lowest possible level.

Invest EAP

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. 

Notary Publics

Staff Council maintains this list (PDF) of on-campus notary publics who are available to help UVM staff with notary needs. Please contact a notary public 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.

Community Resources

Food and Nutrition

  • The FairShare CSA program is open to all those who already receive 3SquaresVT or WIC, or whose incomes meet these guidelines (PDF). Sign up today for free, fresh produce for income eligible households, July through October. For more information or to sign up, contact Hannah Baxter at or (802) 660-0440 x120.
  • 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.


  • Off-Campus Housing

    This UVM website hosts listings for rentals for all those in the UVM community.
  • Champlain Housing Trust

    Help with renting or purchasing affordable apartments, homes, cooperative living, and loans are among the services provided by the Champlain Housing Trust.


  • State of Vermont Child Care Information System

    A list of updated, licensed, and registered childcare providers in the State of Vermont.
  • Child Care Resource

    Child 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 Center

    This organization offers numerous programs including elementary and middle school afterschool programs, February vacation camp, summer camp, and a youth adventure program.

English Classes

  • 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 to set up an orientation. Learn more about VAL.
  • Fletcher Free Library

    The 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)
    (802) 373-4784
    Hours: Sunday through Friday, 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • St. Anthony's Thrift Shop:
    305 Flynn Ave, Burlington VT, 05401
    (802) 658-4059
    Hours: Tuesday, Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm; Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity ReStore
    528 Essex Road, Williston, VT 05495
    Hours vary
  • Goodwill
    64 Harvest Lane, Williston, VT 05495
    (802) 879-0088
    Hours vary.

    1080 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, VT 05403
    (802) 658-5359
    Hours vary.

Looking for something?

Staff Council administers several programs for staff, including the Professional Development Fund and the Emergency Loan Fund, which are detailed on the Funds & Awards page.