Get Involved

Get Involved

Create the Good

Whether you have 5 minutes or 5 hours to give, Create the Good will help you find volunteer opportunities or do-it-yourself activities to make a difference in Burlington.

Volunteer in Non-profit Organizations and Agencies

BLCP is pleased to collaborate with the United Way of Chittenden County Volunteer Center , linking you to hundreds of up-to-date volunteer opportunities with local non-profits and other agencies. This is a wonderful and convenient way to learn about all kinds of diverse and exciting options for being involved in Burlington. Click the logo and discover someone who needs you.

Make a Difference in Your Neighborhood

Front Porch Forum is a free service that connects neighbors by email. Burlington has 40 forums where everything from neighborhood events and news is shared along with requests for help with lawn moving, shoveling snow, selling a car, or finding a reliable contractor. Participants can post to their forum, respond to posts from neighbors, or just read the regular emails to find out what's going on. 

AARP Vermont is looking for volunteers to post news and opportunities related to the Burlington Livable Community Project to their neighborhood forum. As a designated BLCP Front Porch Forum contributor, you will be asked to post material from AARP to your neighborhood forum. We also ask that you be a set of eyes and ears on your forum and share information with AARP about neighborhood news of interest. If you are new to Front Porch Forum we will help you join your forum and learn how to post. To be a designated BLCP Front Porch Forum contributor, email us vt@aarp.org with your name, phone number and address.

Burlington's Neighborhood Planning Assemblies  meet once a month, and serve as organized forums where neighbors can learn about public issues that affect them and advise the City of their concerns and needs. 

AARP Service Programs

AARP Tax-Aide is the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service. It is available to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes and gives special attention to people 60 and older. Vermont's program has 130 counselors serving 4000-5000 citizens in convenient community locations every year. New volunteer counselors are always needed. Volunteers of all backgrounds are welcome and you do not need to be an AARP member or a retiree. No prior experience in tax preparation is needed. Tax counselors receive free tax training and become IRS certified by passing the IRS exam.

To learn more contact Walter Keating at 802-893-2067 or email waltgkeats@yahoo.com .

AARP's Driver Safety Program helps people 50 and older maintain and improve their driving skills. Classes are offered at sites all over the state. This program is taught and administered by AARP-trained volunteers and volunteers are needed in communities throughout Vermont. There are two types of volunteer positions in this program:

Instructors teach the program at least three times per year. Each course typically consists of two 4-hour sessions. Instructors are trained and prior teaching experience is not required. Candidates must take the AARP Driver Safety Course as a pre-requisite to training. Out-of-pocket and mileage expenses are reimbursed. Instructors participate in annual or semi-annual local instructor workshops to maintain their skills. Instructors should be good communicators and have a strong interest in promoting safe driving.

Coordinators recruit and train instructors, complete instructor reviews, plan and conduct instructor workshops, promote the program and work with local sponsors. Coordinator positions involve a greater time commitment (at least several hours per week) and require reimburseable travel around Vermont. Coordinators are chosen for their management and leadership abilities.

To learn more contact Dave Peters at 802-888-3394 or email davep@pwshift.com .

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