Thank you for answering Governor Scott’s call for volunteers and being willing to help other Vermonters in this time of need. The volunteer needs in the wake of the storm are evolving, so we are calling on Vermonters to sign up, let us know what skills they can offer, and be ready to serve if needed.
The link below will take you to our volunteer portal where you can register for the “State of Vermont Volunteer” organization. Registering through this link gives us all the information we may need to put you and your skills to use for Vermont. If we need you and your skills, we will be in touch.
In addition to individuals signing up to assist, we are now asking teams of people – businesses, clubs, nonprofits, neighborhoods, families, or others to sign up as as group. Teams may be connected to volunteer work in areas as close to them as possible. This work is anticipated to be needed well into the future, so even if you are not available this week, please consider forming a team in the days and weeks to come.
We will also be working with government and nonprofit partners across Vermont to meet unmet needs and by submitting your information through the State volunteer portal you agree to have your contact information shared with organizations that may be able to use you in their response to the floods. Our hope is to develop a large pool of people willing to help meet volunteer needs.
Please know that you do not need to register with the State to help your neighbors, and are welcome to volunteer in your community or affiliate with another volunteer organization. We are working with dozens of groups to connect individuals who register through this site with opportunities to serve, but are not managing every volunteer operation. Most are managed by local communities.
We appreciate your interest in helping others during this moment in history. Together we will get through this and emerge stronger.
Volunteer and responder safety is incredibly important. The Center for Disease Control has General Safety Tips and recommendations for personal protective equipment on their website: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/cleanup/facts.html.
To register as a general volunteer, visit the Volunteer Responder Management System and follow these steps to register without being affiliated with a specific partner.
On the first page of the registration process, click the "Add Organization" link.
Select the checkbox for the "SerVermont General Volunteers" organization, then click the "Submit" button.
The selected organization will appear in the "Organization(s)" field. Complete the registration form to create your personalized profile using your own username and password. Any error will appear at the beginning of the form after clicking "Next"; you must correct any errors to continue.
If you have any accessibility issues using the volunteer form, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.