Why Volunteer


                   Staff the Charter House                    

Provide a critical service to the community while meeting new people.

The Charter House requires two staff members to be present at all times. These trained volunteers oversee house security, address resident concerns, and provide support as needed with childcare and meal preparation. Most importantly, volunteers help foster an atmosphere of community support, acceptance, and hope.

Volunteers sign up for shifts according to what works with their own schedule, and may choose to staff shifts with a friend, or to meet someone new. Most shifts last about four hours, with a few shorter shifts in the morning and early afternoon, and a longer overnight shift. 

For more information, email mskachmar@gmavt.net or call (802) 989-3108. 

To sign up as a volunteer at the Charter House, please download and complete our Volunteer Application.

         Prepare and serve Community Lunches       

Food donations and baked goods are always appreciated. To donate food or volunteer as a cook/server, please email mskachmar@gmavt.net or call (802) 989-3108.

          Prepare and serve Community Suppers      

Cooks, servers, dishwashers, musicians, and others needed every Friday afternoon/evening to put on a fun, community dinner. To get involved, email fdneuberger@middlebury.edu or call (802) 233-7588. 

             Join the "Fix It" Team for the Housing Program         

If you enjoy doing light repairs or painting, please email jdsinclair@ripton-coop.net or call (802) 989-9746.