Helping out: current volunteer needs

Got some time to volunteer? We’re looking for you, whether you have an hour, a day, or a week. Take a look at the days of needs below, and let us know if you might be able to help on one or more of these days.

Note: There’s always a staff member or very experienced volunteer with you if you’re new, no one needs to work alone! Also, these time slots are suggested; we will happily work with your schedule.

If you would like to come on a regular schedule (e.g., one a week, twice a month, and so on), we can really use help with the projects and activities listed at the bottom of this post as well.

Thanks!

Specific Days

Date Where / What Volunteer as …
September 21,
Saturday
Birds of Vermont Museum during the
 Wee Turtle Carving Class
Docent or Gift Shop helpSuggested times:

10-noon
12-2pm
2-4pm

September 28,
Saturday
Birds of Vermont Museum during the
Museum Day
Docent or Gift Shop helpAvailable slots:
10-noon
12-2pm
1:30 – 3:30pm (primarily welcoming guests during the Sundays for Fledglings program)
2-4pm
October 5,
Saturday
Birds of Vermont Museum or Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area during the
Dead Creek Wildlife Festival
At Dead Creek: Answer questions, sell items, or help with soap carving activity
At Museum: Welcome visitorsSuggested slots:
10-noon
12-2pm
2-4pm
October 12,
Saturday
Birds of Vermont Museum during the
Fall Festival
Much to do! Direct parking, staff the Used Book Sale, run a Kids Activity table, welcome guests, make coffee, assist with the Silent Auction, sell gifts, serve as a docent, guide soap carving, help with set-up or clean-up, be one of our musicians, or offer a mini workshop.Suggested times:
9-11 (focus on set-up, welcome, and parking)
10-noon
12-2pm
2-4pm
3-5 (focus on auction and clean up)
October 13,
Sunday
Birds of Vermont Museum during the
Big Sit
Assist at the Museum as a Docent or in the Gift Shop, feed the Birdwatchers, or be a Birdwatcher yourself. (If you can’t come, you could pledge instead, e.g., $1 per species or $5 per birder!)Suggested slots:
6:30-9:30 (focus on birdwatching and coffee/tea/breakfast)
10-noon (potluck lunch!)
12-2pm
2-4pm
4-6:30 (birdwatching and snacks mostly)
October 26, 27
Saturday, SundayNovember 30,
Saturday
Birds of Vermont Museum during the
Gift Shop Sale Days
November 30 is a special one-day Open Museum/Holiday Sale.
Volunteer as a Docent or in the  Gift ShopAvailable slots:
10-noon
12-2pm
2-4pm
December 7,
Saturday
Birds of Vermont Museum or Richmond Library during the
Holiday Market
At Museum: Welcome guests
In Richmond: Visit with shoppers, sell items at our gift/sales tableSuggested slots:
9:30 – 11:30
11:30 – 1:30 pm
1:30 – 3:30pm
December TBD Barnes & Noble during the
Gift Wrapping Event
Wrap presentsProbable time slots:
9:30-11:30
11:30-1:30pm
1:30-3:30pm
3:30-5:30pm
5:30-7:30pm
7:30-9:30pm

Ongoing Projects and Activities

  • Updating event listings online
  • Helping another volunteer catalog and organize books and/for our Annual Used Book Sale, or staffing the Sale (Fridays through Sundays, August 23 – October)
  • Gathering and Entering visitor data (about both birds and humans)
  • Welcome visitors
  • Typing up book lists (both gift shop books and assisting another volunteer ith library catalog) for online publication
  • Trail maintenance
  • Garden maintenance
  • Carving and lighting maintenance
  • Hosting or supporting workshops or regularly scheduled programs

With a regular volunteer (as either carver or docent), we could possibly offer carving demonstrations again this fall.

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