Work, Volunteer and Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO)

Thanks for your interest in exploring your community through work, volunteer, and extended learning opportunities. Check out the following opportunities:

Virtual High School has a limited number of FREE seats in our new summer class, Solar Energy Design. This new 4 week course is offered in partnership with Concord Consortium through a federally supported grant from the National Science Foundation. They are looking for a small number of motivated students who are interested in engineering and solar science, to participate in this exciting opportunity, using Energy 3-D software to model and solarize a home. We are able to enroll up to three students for free, but if there are more than that many interested, we may be able to find funding to accommodate a higher number.

If you if you are interested, you can enroll in the course yourself directly by following these steps:

  • Go to the website -> here or and click Enroll Now and then Register for Individual Courses
  • Enter Solar Energy Design in the Search by Course Name field
  • Select summer session 1 or 2 (Session 1 starts June 21st and ends July 21st; Session 2 starts July 24th and ends August 18th)
  • Create student account (or enter existing username and password, if they have already taken a VHS class)
  • Click the Register button and complete student information
  • Enter CCFREE in the Promotional code / Group sales code field and click Update
  • Select answers for the following:
    • How did you hear about this course?
    • Why are you taking this course?
  • Click the Confirm button

This is a robust 4-week summer course and it is VHS's desire is to share this opportunity with students who are genuinely interested in engineering and solar science. Students who enroll should expect to spend approximately 1.5 to 2 hours a day completing weekly assignments, working with classmates on projects, and contributing to online discussions. The course description and syllabus can be found here.

ELO: If you are about to graduate from high school or are a recent grad, we can help you take the next step toward a college certificate or two or four-year degree. Some students come to Vermont Tech knowing what they want. Some discover what they are good at and what they enjoy while they’re here. In only six months after college, a full 100% of the 2016 graduates had a job or were pursuing an advanced education in their field. Students are accepted to Vermont Tech on a rolling basis, so it's never too late to start the college admissions process, including this summer! Click here for more info.


VTrans is partnering with Vermont Technical College to host this summer’s sessions – that’s right we are having more than one session!

New this year:

· A free one week day camp session for middle school students hosted at Vermont Tech’s Williston campus August 7-11

· A free one week residential camp session for high school students hosted at Vermont Tech’s Randolph campus July 16-21

We invite you to share this notification with any high school or middle school students who are looking for something fun and free to do this summer. Please also share with your program partners to also us help spread the word.

We also invite your input and enthusiasm again to help us deliver another fantastic program for our potential next generation of VTrans employees. Please feel free to share any ideas you might have that help to highlight the great work that this Agency performs.

The National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) is a summer camp on a Vermont Technical College Campus for high school & middle school students.

Applications are now being accepted! Please share the following information about this great summer academic experience. I have also attached a printable flier for you to post on your notice boards.

Student Applications are due no later than June 5, 2017!

Click Here and apply today!

National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) – Vermont

Volunteer Opportunity at the Mayo Clinic in Northfield

Monday, May 22nd starting at 5:45PM

Fashion Show for the Residents!

Students arrive at The Mayo Clinic at 5:45pm on Monday- May 22nd

Meet with Vicki Slocum in the library who will review how the event will run

Students will have two areas to change and hang up their dresses

Walk down a red carpet and show off your dress

Students who have a few dresses can change into them and walk again

Refreshments will be served


Mayo Clinic is located at 610 Water Street in Northfield, Vermont 05663

Friday, July 21-Sunday, July 23 This summer, the Montpelier Parks Department will host a weekend-long festival that will bring our community together and celebrate the bounty of summer: PARKAPALOOZA – a wildly creative outdoor celebration. For the first time ever, Hubbard Park will be open to camping all weekend. Inside the park, visitors will find many delights such as a giant slip n slide, local musical acts on an outdoor stage, great food, a kids maker space, wellness activities, and more. This event is brought to you with a lot of local support, and we particularly want to thank our major sponsors National Life Group, Vermont Mutual, Community National Bank, North Country Savings Bank, Hunger Mountain Coop, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont.

Do you have a skill or interest you would like to share at the festival? Perhaps you want to teach the nose flute, or lead a lantern-making workshop, or volunteer to help with ticketing? If interested, please contact Alec Ellsworth at

Bands are also needed to participate in the Battle of the Bands contest; the winner will open for the headliner on Saturday night.

Camp Kesem at Dartmouth College is for children whose parents have been diagnosed with cancer. Camp Kesem at Dartmouth College will offer its first annual camp in summer 2017, open to campers from throughout the Northeast area. Our camp is offered free of charge, and is open to any 6-16 year old who has, or has had, a parent or primary caregiver with cancer.

We are one of 86 active Camp Kesem chapters throughout the United States, and our program is staffed by student volunteers from Dartmouth College. As a national organization, Camp Kesem has over 15 years of experience bringing top quality programs that have a significant impact on children and families. Our camps are designed to allow children the opportunity to find support, have fun, and feel safe, loved, and respected.

NECI on Main is hiring dishwashers for both day and night shifts. Email MARTHA.FRANKLIN@NECI.EDU if interested! Positions open immediately.

UPRISE! Youth Activism Camp We're inviting youth ages 13-19 to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont for one amazing week of teen empowerment, creativity, action, and friendship--all while strategizing for our collective future. As mentors with a broad spectrum of skills, we are passionate about empowering teens as organizers, change makers, and allies in our rapidly changing world. Bring your hopes and fears for the future, your unique style and skills, your passion and ideas--but most of all, bring yourself, just as you are--and join us! August 6-13th.

Summer Internship Opportunities with the Vermont Agency of Transportation. Click here for more information.

National Summer Transportation Institute- a free, fun, interactive camp held at VTech. Click here for more information.

The Vermont Granite Museum (VGM) is once again offering unpaid summer internships to high school students in the Central Vermont area. We would very much appreciate your help in getting the word out to your students about this exciting opportunity.

At the VGM, we make every effort to design our internships with the student’s interests and goals in mind. Projects and areas that volunteers can study include:

  1. Historical research - using primary documents, objects and photographs to develop web, exhibit, and tour content
  2. Collections management - accessioning, cataloging, cleaning, and object storage
  3. Visitor experience - guiding tours, editing script and developing exhibits
  4. Marketing - website development, Facebook management, press releases and event promotion
  5. Event management – assisting with events such as RockFire, Barre Heritage and Homecoming Days, and Granite Festival
  6. Building and grounds maintenance - building improvements and daily maintenance

In return for a summer commitment, our interns have the opportunity for unique job experience, and a new addition to their resume. There is the possibility of earning a letter of reference for college or employment applications. In addition, our summer interns will join a dedicated group of other interns and volunteers and receive benefits such as free membership to the VGM.

We invite you and your students to learn more about the Vermont Granite Museum at You might also stop in to visit us. We would love to show you around.

Please contact us at 802-476-4605 if you have questions or would like further information. We would be delighted to hear from you.


Cool event.....check it out!!

First Annual (hopefully not last) Montpelier Pedestrian Walk-Scramble May 6, 2017

Gathering and Finishing Location: In Front of City Hall

What is this event in general? A Pedestrian Walk-Scramble is one variety of a Scramble, an event which has taken place in various cities throughout the U.S. ‘Scrambles’ offer a unique way to explore a city. Destinations are marked on a map and described on a separate sheet. Your goal is to find as many as you can before time runs out! Each destination you find will feel like a small thrill, but you may discover that the journey between them is even better; Hidden gems await you.

For more information, just copy and paste this link into your browser:

To get involved, please see Matt McLane

Work Opportunity:

Firewood Stacking on Log Landing in Williamstown, VT. $17.00/cord stacked. See Matt McLane for more details.

Work Opportunity:

We currently are looking to fill a number of positions for the up coming summer and beyond. Our positions range from dishwashers and prep cooks to salad attendants. Prospective employees may respond to this email or they may apply in person any day after 3:00pm at Steak House restaurant 1239 US Route 302 Berlin, Vermont. Hourly wage based on experience and availability. Thank you for forwarding this information to your student body. Tom Palmisano

Work Opportunity:

We are seeking candidates to work in our Visitor’s Center located in Cabot, VT and our Annex store located in Waterbury, VT on a seasonal basis during the upcoming summer months and if possible through the fall foliage. Preferred candidates will have previous retail sales experience and open availability to work any weekday, holidays and weekend rotations with shift flexibility. Candidates must possess excellent communication skills, comfortable with public speaking while being friendly with a pleasant disposition, must be able to frequently stand for 8 hours and able to lift up to 40 lbs. Positions require a High School diploma or GED / must be at least 18 years of age.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply in person at our Cabot Administrative Building, online to, or send your resume and cover letter to:

Cabot Creamery

Attn: Human Resources

193 Home Farm Way

Waitsfield, VT 05647


For more information about this position or other employment opportunities at

Agri-Mark / Cabot Creamery, please visit our website at


Brand new Vermont Technical College - Coder Camp for Girls - designed to give girls entering 8th– 10th grades (fall 2017) the chance to bring their creativity; experience making a program of their own creation, gain programming skills, take field trips to local innovative software development companies, hear about exciting career opportunities, build leadership skills through team building exercises, and enjoy some good old fashioned fun too! Thanks to the generous support from the Vermont Women’s Fund – we are able to offer several full scholarships! Contact: Elissa Lee –

Work Opportunity:

I wanted to let you know about some summer employment opportunities with the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains that might be of interested to your students. We have a day camp in Richmond and are currently hiring camp counselors (unit leaders and unit assistants). We provide busing from throughout Chittenden and Washington county for our campers and we have had staff utilize this in the past as well. Unit leaders must be 18 years of age, unit assistants must be 16. All staff must have a genuine interest in working with kids in the outdoors but need not have Girl Scout experience. We are also hiring kitchen assistants at our residential camp in Thetford, VT. I am attaching a flier for you to distribute as you see fit. I can also get you hard copies of this flier if you would like, please let me know.

The job application and more information can be found on our website at

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Kae Zaino

Outdoor Program Coordinator, Vermont

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains

Serving New Hampshire and Vermont

60 Knight Lane #30 Williston, VT 05495


Are you a high-school student interested in the environment and ready to explore, in depth, your passion for Vermont’s natural resources?

If you answered yes to this question, then you should attend the 10th annual Natural Resources Management Academy. Come ready to explore natural resources management, and share a weekend with other high school students from around Vermont who have the same interests.

The Natural Resources Management Academy has been developed for individuals just like you! The Academy is a weekend full of fantastic learning opportunities aimed at understanding Vermont’s forests, wildlife, soils and water ecosystems. All programs will be hands-on and mostly outdoors.

Space is limited sign up now!

Who: Any students entering grades 7-12 in the Fall 2017

What: Natural Resources Management Academy

Where: Green Mountain Conservation Camp, Buck Lake, Woodbury, VT

When: July 7 - 9, 2017 (starts at 7 p.m. Friday, ends by 12:30 p.m. Sunday)

Cost: $125

Deadline: Registration closes on June 1, 2017

Information and registration at

Lauren Traister

4-H Teen & Leadership Program Coordinator

University of Vermont Extension

(802) 888-4972 x 402



April 10th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm ~~~ TXT U L8R at UVM Medical Center

  • This is a program put on BY the ER and Marketing Outreach Group at UVM. Its primary audience is Driver Education classes, but all drivers are welcome. It is a terrific and meaningful two hours.

May 5th, 9:00- lunchtime ~~ Mount Abraham Union High School Safety Fair

  • A new opportunity to participate in Mt.Abe’s safety fair. TLLM will partner up with a woman who lost her son to distracted driving. She will speak and present her program and TLLM will show video, have kids take the pledge, provide phone stickers/bracelets and help out in any other way necessary….. a new program, so it will be an organic process!
  • If you are interested, please contact Beth Bingham at


Central Vermont Humane Society is excited to announce the start of fundraising for our annual Walk for Animals on Saturday, June 3– our most important fundraiser of the year. We would like to invite many of our local school districts and Community Partners to share information about this popular event with your students or children throughout your organizations. Last year a 10 year old was our biggest fundraiser, she raised over $3,200!

They can participate as a team or as individual fundraisers or walkers.

There will be special prizes for:

· first team to raise $1,000

· top overall fundraising team

· top 3 individual fundraisers (adult and child categories)

· first individual to raise $500

I have attached an event info page as well as a poster for you to display. I will follow up with you in the next few days to see if you have any questions and to discuss team possibilities.

Please see the attachments and visit our webpage for more details regarding this fun event.


I own Northstar Fireworks in East Montpelier along with my Father. We run 5 retail store location and in charge of most professional fireworks display you see in the New England. We have also donated many shows to Montpelier athletics for home coming and graduations. All though we are open all year round, summer is our busiest time. We will hire anywhere from 75 to 200 people for the summer mostly in the months of May through August. We are looking for people to work our retail shops, jobs may include, running a register, customer service, stocking shelves, all basic retail stuff. Because we are so seasonal I thought reaching out to some high school students who will be graduating who might be looking for a short term summer job for a couple months before they head off to school.

Thanks Tom

Northstar Fireworks

Lighting Up The Skies!

Tom Swenson

2235 Vermont Route 14 South M P.O. Box 65

East Montpelier, VT 05651

Tel. (802) 229-9690 Office

Tel. (802) 522-6718 Cell

Fax (802) 229-2300

ELO: What’s the Story? The Vermont Young People Social Action Team: an experiential and digital storytelling course for middle and high school learners. WtS is a remarkable flexible pathway open to Vermont middle and high school students, made possible by Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. This credit-bearing, free, and innovative learning experience provides students with the tools, resources, and expertise they need to pursue their questions, collaborate in multi-age teams, and take informed actions that make a positive contribution to their communities.

ELO: This summer, Vermont Tech is offering intensive for-credit courses at Norwich Farm. These courses are Ag and Forestry based courses. Norwich Farm has housing accommodations for those interested in staying on the farm throughout the course intensives. For more information, click here.

ELO: Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD): SADD provides opportunity for select SADD students to join an exciting advocacy-training program called SADD SPEAKs (Students for Policy, Education, Advocacy, & Knowledge). This national program is an opportunity for students to gain valuable skills and assist the national organization through a special advocacy-training institute. The goal of SADD SPEAKs is to equip, train and empower teen leaders in advocacy, leadership and the public policy process around traffic safety. Click here for more info.

ELO: Vermont Tech's Coder Camp for Girls: July 17-21

(day camp - for girls entering 8th-10th grades and mentorships -Williston Campus)

ELO: Vermont Tech's Rosie's Girls STEM Leadership Camps: June 19-23 or July 10-14

(overnight camps - for girls entering 9th -10th grades with follow-on mentorships - Randolph Center Campus)

ELO- GIV Entrepreneurship: June 24-30 (Governor’s Institutes of Vermont)

(overnight residential Institute for students entering 10th - 12th grades

Randolph Center Campus - this includes social entrepreneurship- doing good)

ELO: Vermont Tech's AeroCamp: July 24-28

(day camp - ages 12-18 - Williston Campus)

Work Opportunity: Montpelier Recreation Department is now accepting applications for February and April break day camp counselors AND summer positions at the summer day camp and pool.

The Montpelier Recreation Department is now accepting applications for the following summer positions.

February and April Day Camp Counselors - Must be 18 years of age by May 11.

Lifeguards- Current Red Cross Certification required & experience is a plus.

Pool Clerks- Must be 15 years of age by June 5.

Day Camp Counselors- Must be 18 years of age by May 11.

Seasonal Maintenance Staff - Must be 18 years of age by April 15.

Now accepting applications.

Applications can be picked up at the Recreation Department at 55 Barre St. or download an application off our website Application deadline is March 31, 2017 by 4:00. The Montpelier Recreation Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Extended Learning Opportunity (ELO):

The American Legion Law Cadet Training Program

Program runs from 6/18- 6/23/17. Click here for application and details.

Volunteer Opportunity:

About Text Less, Live More: Through a student-led, national campaign TextLessLive More, funded by Merritt’s Way, we endeavor to eradicate and raise awareness to the dangers of distracted driving through social media and technology. Ultimately through legislation, Merritt’s Way aims to end the deadly combination of getting behind the wheel and texting and/or streaming.

Opportunities include:

  • Serving as an MHS student leader to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving
  • Organizing events at MHS to increase awareness about distracted driving
  • Serving as a student representative on the board of TLLM, a national 501-C3
  • Spreading the word about JoyRyde, an app that locks the driver’s screen for the time period they choose and rewards the participants for each mile they drive phone-free
  • Serving as VT student ambassador for TLLM; attending VT Highway Safety Council meetings and participating in the UVM txt ul8r program
  • Helping to keep the content of TLLM’s website current

Please note that any amount of involvement is encouraged and appreciated! If you are interested, please contact Beth Bingham at

ELO: Med Quest: Health Careers Exploration Program

Sunday, June 25 through Friday, June 30, 2017, at Johnson State College

ELO: UVM Summer Academy

Complete program dates: July 9 – August 4, 2017

On Campus dates: July 9 – July 20, 2017

Online dates: July 22 – August 4, 2017

ELO: Champlain College's Young Writers' Conference 5/26-28, 2017

ELO: The Center for Cartoon Studies Summer Workshops

ELO: Champlain College's Art & Design Portfolio-Building Summer Course for high school students July 8-23, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity: Camp Daybreak

Volunteer Opportunity (Ongoing): Central Vermont Humane Society

Volunteer Opportunity (Ongoing): Heaton Woods

Volunteer Opportunity (Ongoing): Westview Meadows and The Gary Home

Volunteer Opportunity (Ongoing): Central Vermont Medical Center