Do you need home repair?
COVER Home Repair accepts requests (through referrals from agencies or directly from applicants) from families and individuals who own their homes. These requests are evaluated based on five Project Criteria.
If you would like to apply for home repair by COVER or would like more information, please contact COVER Homeowner Coordinator, Gail Guernsey:
phone: (802) 296-7241 ext. 105
We welcome you to try it out for a day! COVER's home repair programs rely on Volunteers in order to complete our scheduled projects that have met our project criteria and have been through a COVER site visit. In order for us to reach our goal of completing over 40 home repair projects in a year we typically engage over 300 Volunteers/year. When volunteering on home repair projects we offer you an opportunity to learn from skilled Work Leaders or to share the skills you already have and engage in meaningful work that will make a difference in someone's everyday life.
To get an idea of the projects we work on, check out our current schedule:
Home Repair Schedule
How to volunteer: Contact COVER Home Repair Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Blum, to schedule a time for an orientation and interview.
phone: (802) 296-7241 ext. 104
Age Requirements: You must be 16 years or older to volunteer on a home repair job site, and 18 years or older to go on roofs or use power tools.
COVER completes more than 40 urgent home repair projects each year. We focus on repairs that improve the home's ability to provide a safe, comfortable and healthy environment for its inhabitants. Roof repair, wheel chair ramp construction, structural floor repair and weatherization are common projects. To complete, projects average cost is $500 for materials and two full Volunteer crew days, working 9:00am to 5:00pm.
COVER, with your help, can work with the homeowners to save their home. In addition to fixing these problems, COVER can prevent a home from being condemned by making sure it meets federal Weatherization Assistance Program's health and safety guidelines.
Above: COVER volunteer crew works to assemble a wheelchair ramp.
Above: COVER volunteer crew and homeowners have a break from the work.