575 Dorset Street
So. Burlington VT 05403

Monday- Friday
8:00am-4:30pm
802-846-4108
recreation@sburl.com

Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteers make a difference! Join our team and be part of something great. We need your help to offer great programs and events, and you can gain valuable experience and give back to the community.

Check out the volunteer opportunities under each tab below

 


Volunteer Coaching

Volunteering


Youth Sports Leagues

We have volunteer coaches in our youth soccer and basketball leagues. Coaches are needed for our 1st-6th grade leagues in soccer and 1st- 8th grade leagues in basketball. Our leagues are set up in each sport with two grades together- 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th and 7th/8th. We also have separate leagues for boys and girls in each sport.


How to get started

To begin the process of becoming a Volunteer Coach- Print off the Volunteer Coaching Application,
fill it out and mail or return it to the Recreation Office at 575 Dorset Street.

Applicants will be notified for an interview and orientation. All accepted volunteers are required to go through an extensive criminal and abuse registry background check. There is also mandatory coaches training for each sport.

 


Youth Programs

Volunteering


Vacation Programs

The School Breaks offer a great opportunity to volunteer and work with the youth of South Burlington. We offer all day programs in October, November, December, February and April. The program is offered from 8:00am-5:00pm. Volunteers are welcomed- mornings from 8:30-12:30, afternoons from 12:30-4:40 or all day 8:30am-4:30pm


Youth Sports Programs

We offer a variety of sports programs for ages 4- 14. Volunteers can assist in a clinic or help a parent coach with a team in one of our youth leagues. We offer sports programs in soccer, basketball, gymnastics, cheerleading, lacrosse, tennis and track & field. For adults that are looking to coach a youth team with us, see the Coaching Tab above.


Other

There are a variety of other youth programs that we can set volunteers up in to assist Program Leaders with.


How to get started

To begin the process of becoming a volunteer- Print off the Volunteer Application, Fill it out and mail or return it to the Recreation Office at 575 Dorset Street.

Applicants will be notified for an interview and orientation. All accepted volunteers are required to go through an extensive criminal and abuse registry background check.

 



Special Events

Volunteers are needed to join our team for special events. Come meet new people, have Fun and contribute to a great community event! Check out the special events below that you can get involved with.


Autumn Fest- September

Come celebrate the Fall Season with family and friends. Volunteers are needed to run activities, man the food concession and help with set up and take down. All events take place at Dorset Park near the bandshell.


Pumpkins in the Park- October

Join us for our Annual Pumpkins in the Park event and help us carve punkins. It is a great way to kick-off the Halloween Weekend. All you need is a little imagination and a lot of carving enthusiasm. We will supply the carvers, stencils, markers, and decorations. Pumpkins will be used in our Pumpkin Walk at the Halloween Celebration.


Halloween Celebration- October

Come dressed in your favorite costume to volunteer with the many games and activities that we offer during this event. We need help with our Pumpkin Walk, Halloween Carnival Games, Arts & Crafts, Bingo, and much more.


Annual Father/Daughter Dance- February

We need lots of volunteers to help with set up and decorating the day of. The Father/Daughter Dance is festive event that includes refreshments, gifts, picture taking, special prize giveaways, and dancing.


How to get started

To begin the process of becoming a Volunteer Coach- Print off the Volunteer Application, Fill it out and mail or return it to the Recreation Office at 575 Dorset Street.

Applicants will be notified for an interview and orientation. All accepted volunteers are required to go through an extensive criminal and abuse registry background check. There is also mandatory coaches training for each sport.


Friends of the Dog Park

Join the Friends of the Dog Park and help to make the new dog park a fun place for humans and their cannine companions.

Become a Friend of the Dog Park!

If you would be interested in helping out in any way, please contact the Recreation & Parks Office at 846‐4108. Listed below are a variety of ways you could lend assistance to the Dog Park, let us know what might appeal to you…

Support the proper use and rules of the dog park

Foster good user‐relations with patrons

Assist with some supervision of the park

Help with fundraising for additional amenities

Be the initial sounding board for issues and concerns

Welcome suggestions for operation of the park

Help keep the park looking good and assist with some general maintenance

Assist with public relations:
web site & photos, newsletter, e‐mails to support group/list‐serve, newspaper info
Help plan special events/activities for the park

 

 

Dog Park T-shirts are on
Sale at the Recreation Office

$10 each
All proceeds benefit the dog park

Adult and Youth sizes available

 

 

 


High School Opportunities

- High School Students must be 16 years of age or older at the time of employment.
- 9th & 10th graders that are not yet 16 may volunteer in our programs. This is a great opportunity to gain experience and showcase your talents for possible future employment with our Department.


Career Development Center:


We work closely with the CDC at SBHS. Any of our programs may be worked into a CDC program. This is a great opportunity to gain school and community credit, while having fun working with children. For more information on CDC programs please contact Nancy LaVarnway at the SB High School Career Development Center (802-652-7018).


Senior Challenge:


Students in the past have designed projects that have included Recreation for School credits. We would invite anyone to meet and discuss with us a possible project or a way we could help support your project.


Community Service:

Community service can be incorporated into any one of our programs. Especially our Halloween Celebration, Winter Outdoor Family Day, Father/Daughter Dance, Mother/Son Event, plus more...

 

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