September 25, 2018
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Town Volunteers Needed!

Hartford's Town Meeting Cycle doesn’t happen by itself.  It depends on citizen participation!  Would you like to become a part of this important process?  If it's just one hour, or a whole day, your help can make a difference:
--Putting up posters around town – 3 times – in mid Dec, mid Feb, mid Mar – we will give you 20 posters and a list. Need 5 to 10 volunteers for each time; takes about 1hour.
--Putting up the Voting Day road signs weekend of Feb 21/22 and taking them down Wed Mar 4 – Sun Mar 8. Requires a car. We have a map of locations and will give you 10 – 25 signs to put up. Takes about 2 hours.
--Preparing the Voting Day road signs – need someone to put decals over the date to update sign for this year – about 1 hour. Early Feb at your convenience.
--Disassemble and clean road signs – takes about 1 hour, usually sometime in early spring on a nice weekend afternoon. We will drop off all the picked up signs for you week of Mar 8th.
--Updating WRJ Drive-In Marquee (aka McDonald’s sign). Takes about 30 minutes each time if 2 people work on it together. You will be given text and structure. Need a stepladder and good balance.
--Postcard labeling:  about 300 voters get their mail delivered to out-of-town addresses. We need to put labels on those postcards and postage. Need 3 or 4 people to make this a 1 hour task. Early Feb. 
To volunteer please contact Tammy Ladd at 802-295-2965 or email


Summer volunteering opportunities at the
Green Mountain Horse Association (GMHA)

The Green Mountain Horse Association is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.Founded in 1926, GMHA is the nation’s oldest continuously operating horse association. Our mission is to provide and maintain opportunities for educational and competitive activities for diverse equestrian disciplines. We place an emphasis on equestrian trails preservation, horsemanship, and youth education.

At our 65 acre facility, located in South Woodstock, Vermont, we offer a wide range of events to hundreds of equestrians each year in dressage, driving, eventing, hunter/jumpers, and trail riding. This year we will host over 40 equestrian events during the months of June, July, and August.

As you can imagine, volunteers are a huge part of our events’ success.  In 2014, 260 people volunteered over 3,600 hours!

We are always looking for new volunteers and would love to engage local students.  We have many different types “jobs” available, and no horse experience is required.  All that is required is the desire to be outside in any weather, and the desire to learn a new job.

Attached please find a volunteer flyer.  If possible, will you please post this where students looking for volunteer opportunities can see it?

Much more detailed information is available on our website:  Please also feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. 

The following represents many potential organizations that are often in need of community service. Feel free to contact these organizations in order to find opportunities for community service.

ACORN (AIDS Community Resource Network)

White River Junction

Contact: Dottie Deans

Phone: 448-8887

Opportunities: office work, sorting food donations.


Alice Peck Day Hospital

Lebanon, NH

Contact: Carol Henry, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 603-448-7456

Opportunities: For ages 16 and older: visiting and activities with extended care unit residents; office work.


American Red Cross

Hartford Village, VT

Phone: 295-3635

Opportunities: Office work, answering phones, filing. For those who have taken first aid training: manning first aid stations.


Billings Farm Museum

Woodstock, VT

Contact: Geraldine Brown

Phone: 457-2355

Opportunities: Special projects, museum work. Can be arranged individually.


Bugbee Senior Center

White River Junction, VT

Contact: Grace Hedstrom

Phone: 295-9068

Opportunities: Daytimes during the week only. Waiting tables, visiting with seniors.


Brookside Nursing Home

Wilder, VT

Contact: Darlene Colburn

Phone: 295-7511

Opportunities: Adopt a grandparent program, visiting with residents, reading aloud, playing cards, helping with group activities (coffees, bingo, parties, etc.).


Central Vermont Adult Basic Education

Orange County

Contact: Rick Boyle

Phone: 222-5212

Opportunities: volunteer tutors for adult students enrolled in the Vermont literacy program
COVER Home Repair, Inc

White River Junction, VT 05001

Contact: Mary Sutton-Smith

(802) 296-7241 x.104 or
Opportunities: volunteers to work on home repair, insulation, energy efficiency projects


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Lebanon, NH

Contact: Andrea Henry

Phone: 603-650-7057

Opportunities: Visiting patients, including CHAD pediatrics, office work.


Fort at No. 4 Living History Museum

Charlestown, NH

Contact: Wayne Mitchell

Phone: 603-826-5700

Opportunities: volunteers to recreate colonial life in the 18th century to portray to school children and visitors.


Enfield Shaker Village

Enfield, NH

Contact: Michael O'Connell

Phone: 603-632-4346

Opportunities: Museum store, office work, gardening and yard work. Particular interests in Shaker history may point out other volunteer opportunities.


Glory Days of the Railroad

White River Jct

Contact: Hartford Recreation Department

Phone: 295-5036


Green Mountain Humane Society

Phone: 296-7297

Opportunities: Pet visiting program (with your pet) at local nursing homes and hospitals. You and your pet must have interview. Commitment of at least one visit per month. Pet education program, assisting and developing materials


Good Neighbor Health Clinic and Red Logan Dental Clinic

White River Junction

Contact: Nancy Wood

Phone: 295-1868

Opportunities: clerical duties on weekdays


Hannah House in Lebanon

Lebanon, NH

Phone: 448-5339

Contact: Randy Walker


Hartford Historical Society

Hartford Village

Contact: Pat Stark

Phone: 296-3132

Opportunities: Research on local history topics, putting together displays, indexing magazines and other archival materials, photographic documentation.


Hartford Library

Hartford Village

Phone: 296-2568

Opportunities: Assist with library duties


Hartford Recycling Center

Hartford, VT

Contact: Victoria Davis

Phone: 295-5740

Opportunities: assist customers, answer questions, and keep area clean


Hartford Recreation Department

Phone: 295-9353



The Haven

Homeless shelter and food pantry

White River Junction, VT

Phone: 296-5995

Opportunities: Food shelf, sorting clothing donations. Must have adult supervision (adult volunteer on duty or with a parent).



Lebanon, NH

Phone: 603-448-4872 Ex. 210

Opportunities: volunteers to train for its 24-hour hotline


High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program

Riding program for disabled children and adults

Wilder, VT

Phone: 802-333-9972

Opportunities: Ages 14 and above. Horse leaders or side walkers to assist disabled people riding horses. Training provided



White River Junction, Lebanon, or Canaan

Phone: 603-448-4553             

Opportunities: Working in thrift stores, assisting with food pantry (food pantry weekdays only).


Montshire Museum

Norwich, VT

Phone: 649-2200

Opportunities: Office work, grounds work, assisting with preschool program. With greater time commitment and training: museum guide, help preparing exhibits.


Outreach House

Hanover, NH

Phone: 643-2961

Opportunities: volunteers to interact with older adults through a variety of activities.


Therapeutic Recreational Adventures in Learning (TRAIL)

Phone: 603-543-6343

Opportunities: volunteers for special needs children, ages 5-12 in Upper Valley and Sullivan County for such activities as skiing, hiking, camping and biking.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science

Woodstock, VT

Phone: 457-2779 Ex 114

Opportunities: area of education, administration, care-giving and monitoring.


Vermont Raptor Center

Woodstock, VT

Phone: 457-2779 Ex 112

Opportunities: volunteers for its educational programs with live birds; training provided.


White River Partnership

White River Jct

Phone: 802-767-4600

Volunteers to help with tree plantings, water quality and physical assessments of the White River.