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Open Volunteer Positions


Green Mountain Transit Board of Commissioners

The Green Mountain Transit (GMT) Board of Commissioners is looking for a Winooski representative! Do you live in Winooski? Do you have an interest in supporting the GMT bus service, giving back to the community, and representing your neighbors?

  • Click here to apply
  • GMT is governed by a 13-member Board of Commissioners with commissioners from all over Chittenden County 
  • Commissioners set Board goals annually and these long-term goals guide the General Manager of GMT and the priorities of the Authority for that Fiscal Year
  • Board seats are held for a 3-year term
  • The GMT Board of Commissioners meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Meetings are held at GMT’s administrative office, located at 101 Queen City Park Road in Burlington at 7:30 AM.
  • Learn more about the GMT Board: https://ridegmt.com/board-of-commissioners/

Questions? Call or email: info@ridegmt.com / 802 864 2282

Town Meeting TV Board of Trustees

Town Meeting TV, Chittenden County's regional government access TV channel, is looking for a volunteer representative from Winooski to serve as a Trustee!

Town Meeting TV airs and archives public meetings, election coverage, and community events for their many local government partners, including Winooski. The mission of Town Meeting TV is to be a trusted provider of multi-media resources that open the door to local government. The Town Meeting TV Trustees are the governing body that oversees the contract for local government coverage and monitors the use of the resources. Meetings are held once a month, usually on the 2nd Tuesday. If you are a Winooski resident who values the mission and services of Town Meeting TV, this volunteer opportunity is an excellent way to get engaged with local government and give back to the community. 

Meals on Wheels

Our Meals on Wheels program is made possible through a special partnership with Age Well. The Winooski route is expanding as more residents are requesting meals - are you are looking for a simple way to make a huge impact in the community? This is the opportunity for you! We are currently looking for volunteers to deliver meals Monday - Friday. Meal pick-up starts at 9:30 AM at the Winooski Senior Center. The current route only takes about 1.5 hours. 

Winooski Gardening Group

The Mission of the Winooski Gardening Group is to beautify Winooski public area gardens using monetary donations and to advocate for the conservation and appreciation of plants in the City of Winooski.

Circles of Support and Accountability Program (CoSA)

We're looking for CoSa volunteers! The Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) program is designed for individuals who are currently or recently incarcerated who are often marginalized and have few, if any, natural social supports. The City of Winooski has partnered with the Essex Community Justice Center to ensure that CoSA volunteers continue to provide this essential service and help keep our community safe. CoSA volunteers are often the key to creating meaningful connections and achieving successful reentry for those returning to our communities. 

  • What is a Circle of Support and Accountability? 

The core of the CoSA Program is the mantra “No More Victims”. The Circle of Support and Accountability (COSA) is an evidence-based model of engaging with someone who is coming out of incarceration, who wants to make changes and be a law-abiding citizen, and who is at risk to re-offend because of a number of issues, including a lack of support from friends, family, and their community. A COSA is a team of 3-4 trained community volunteers and a Reentry Coordinator, who works at the Community Justice Center. To learn more about this model, visit the VT Dept. of Human Service’s CoSA page.

  • How CoSA works in 2021

In adherence to the social distancing policies set out by the CDC and the Vermont Department of Health, the CoSA program has returned to in-person meetings (outdoors with no masks unless a person chooses to wear one, or is not vaccinated yet).  Staff provides all training and support for CoSA Volunteers. The CoSA team meets weekly with clients, or “core-members”, where volunteers:

  • develop pro-social relationships
  • promote internal accountability
  • provide support, coaching, & mentoring
  • serve as a role model of behavior and positive activity
  • converse about daily struggles
  • anticipate challenges 
  • have fun!

After building trust over time, volunteers may choose to engage in one-on-one mentoring and/or social activities with a core member.

Interested? Click here to apply today!

Want to learn more? Questions regarding this program can be sent to: