Volunteer at Cathedral Square
As the COVID-19 vaccination rate continues to increase, we are pleased to open up more volunteer opportunities. We can't wait to welcome more volunteers back to our communities -- our residents are eager to connect with you!
We Love Our Volunteers!
Join Cathedral Square’s team of wonderful volunteers, and apply your skills, mind and heart in support of our mission to advance “healthy homes, caring communities and positive aging.” Volunteer opportunities at Cathedral Square are as varied as your talents and interests, whether you prefer working as part of a group or providing one-on-one assistance to a Cathedral Square resident.
Volunteering at Cathedral Square is convenient. We have 26 housing communities in Chittenden and Franklin counties and great flexibility in scheduling. Our residents range in age from infants to centenarians, with fascinating life stories and experiences they are eager to share with you.
Explore the opportunities listed here, then complete and return our volunteer application (PDF). or contact Beth Alpert, Cathedral Square volunteer coordinator, for more information. Email Beth or give her a call at 802-859-8870 with any questions.
Social Visits/Light Meal Prep
Spend a few hours once a week, or as needed with a Cathedral Square resident at any of our sites. Read, socialize, walk; develop a lasting friendship. Flexible days and hours.
Take residents to medical appointments, shopping and other activities. You will be added to our list of on-call volunteer drivers, whom we will contact when a need arises on the day(s) and hour(s) that you specify.
Handy with a hammer and screwdriver or a paint brush? We have SASH participants who live in surrounding communities (vs. at a Cathedral Square residence) and thus do not have access to our stellar maintenance team. They often request help with everything from hanging pictures and putting DIY furniture together, to changing light bulbs and delivering donations to charities. Are you that person? Flexible locations, days and hours.
Create Your Own Volunteer Experience
What would you like to contribute to our residents? We have musicians and other entertainers who come to perform, youth groups who prepare and serve meals or help with craft projects, business groups who help in our gardens and take on painting projects, and individuals who provide training on how to use Facebook and other social media, navigate smartphones and computers, lead journaling workshops, and simply stop by for coffee and conversation. Let us know what you’d like to do, and we’ll make it happen.
Group Volunteer Opportunities
Does your organization or school promote volunteering and community engagement? We are fortunate to have a number of groups who return year after year to perform volunteer service at Cathedral Square. Our variety of sites makes it easy to coordinate group projects at locations convenient to you – and by “adopting” Cathedral Square as a regular volunteer partner, you establish a tradition of service and make it easy on yourself, since you don’t need to “reinvent the wheel” when it comes to arranging volunteer projects for your group.
Projects cover the gamut, from conducting food drives and staining sheds to building garden beds and performing fall and spring yard cleanup. Businesses and organizations that have dedicated their volunteer programs to Cathedral Square include GE Healthcare, Global Foundries, Champlain College, Vermont 4H, Waitsfield Telecom, AmeriCorps and area high schools.