Volunteer at NEKCA

NEKCA cannot do it alone – our ability to support our community relies on the village of the Northeast Kingdom to donate time and talent to supporting our neighbors. We appreciate and value all of our volunteers who make real change in their communities everyday. Won’t you join us? 


Places & Ways to volunteer:

  • Become a Shelter Parent:  NEKCA is looking for generous adults to provide short-term shelter to young people in their homes. Shelter parents’ house youth from one night to 7 days, are provided with training and ongoing support from NEKCA case managers, and receive a stipend of $30 a day to cover the cost of food and other expenses while housing a young person. If you are interested in volunteering as a shelter parent, please call 802-334-8224.

  • Volunteering at Head Start: Head Start wants parents/guardians to volunteer in any way they feel comfortable. There are a variety of volunteering opportunities that help our program run effectively. Volunteering in the program is a good way to learn skills and gain knowledge that may give you the experience you need for future employment. Volunteering is also a great way to be a part of a supportive community that serves children. Here are just some of the ways you can volunteer in Head Start.
  1. Classroom Volunteer – Be a part of activities with children, read books with children, participate in curriculum meetings, provide additional classroom support so that each child gets more individual attention. Parents are always invited to share a meal with their child and spend time in the classroom.
  2. Field Trips – Help out with a group on a field trip.
  3. Office Help – Help file, type up documents, answer phones, support center mailings, and help to complete other projects.
  4. Participate in Parent Committees of Policy Council – Attend Head Start Parent Committee or Policy Council meetings. Share your experiences or opinions to help make our program better.
  5. Legislature – Talk with people who have a hand in making laws and share your experiences and needs.
  • Become a VITA Volunteer: You don’t need to be a tax expert or a math whiz to be a VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program volunteer. From answering the doors and helping folks fill out forms, to filing taxes, we provide yearly training to become an IRS certified volunteer. Whether you’re a student, working full time, or retired, there’s a place for you as a volunteer.

    Contact Hannah Simons, VITA Site Coordinator at (802) 323-3371 to learn more.

  • Volunteer in Restorative Justice: Community members are invited to bring equity and justice to the NEK by addressing the impact of crime from all perspectives and parties involved when harm is caused. We then collectively support the responsible parties to make amends, seek additional supports needed, and/or re-enter into community.

       For more information contact Alexis Proia at aproia@nekcavt.org or 802.323.3017.


More Ways to Support Your Neighbors through NEKCA:

Tell your neighbors about NEKCA! Talk us up at the local cafe or online to help de-stigmatize neighborly support and join in the fun at community events. 

You can always donate financially to our General Fund or to specific programs and projects that speak to your heart by following this link. 

Come Visit our Outreach Locations or give us a call today!

1 (855) 663 -5244

Saint Johnsbury Outreach & Parent Child Center
115 Lincoln Street
Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri | 8:30am-4pm
Wed | 10am-4pm

Newport Outreach
70 Main Street
Newport, VT 05855

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri | 12pm – 3pm

Newport Parent Child Center
371 Main Street
Newport, VT 05855

Mon – Fri | 8am – 4pm

Cannan Outreach
253 Gale St
Canaan, VT 05855

Mon & Fri | 8am – 4pm
Tuesdays | 9am-1pm
Wednesday | 9am-6pm
Thursday | 9am-4pm

Island Pond Outreach
49 Mill St
Island Pond, VT 05846

Tuesday | 12pm – 4pm
Thursday | 8am-12pm

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