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United Way of Addison County regards volunteers and volunteering as an essential community resource. The “caring power of Addison County” comes to life in the work of individuals who are committed to improving and changing lives. We believe that everyone has something to give. Volunteering comes in all shapes and sizes. You can give one hour once a month or ten! There are even volunteer opportunities that can be done from your couch.
The Volunteer Center serves as a clearinghouse to match volunteers with meaningful opportunities in nonprofit organizations in order to address pressing community needs. We maintain a list of volunteer opportunities and publicize them in local papers and on local radio, as well as in newsletters and on our website.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently released “Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment,” a research study that found that those who were out of work and got involved with volunteering opportunities increased their likelihood of finding employment by 27 percent.  Furthermore, the study found that volunteers without a high school diploma improved their chances of finding employment by 51 percent, and those in rural areas increased their chances of finding work by 55 percent.

Volunteering improves the likelihood of success for job seekers across all demographic categories – such as age, race, and gender – geographic areas, and job market conditions.  In a competitive job market, volunteering can help job seekers be the one employers notice. For those people with limited skills or connections, volunteering can help level the playing field.

  • Volunteers have a 27 percent higher likelihood of finding a job after being out of work than non-volunteers
  • Volunteers without a high school diploma have a 51 percent higher likelihood of finding employment
  • Volunteers living in rural areas have a 55 percent higher likelihood of finding employment

Our volunteer opportunities are categorized by United Way's three Impact Areas: Health, Education, and Financial Stability. If you are interested in becoming a United Way Volunteer, click the Volunteer Now link below! If you don't see an opportunity listed that you're interested in or want to do something specfic, please contact us directly!



For more information please don't hesistate to get in touch with us so we can show you how to give the gift of you!

Call: (802)388-7189

Visit: 48 Court Street, Middlebury, VT 05753

Interested in submitting a volunteer opportunity? Click here!