(802) 296-7241
158 S. Main Street, WRJ, VT
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COVER's Mission: Our mission is to build community and foster hope through cooperation and fellowship among all home repair and reuse participants.

Volunteer Schedule

We welcome you to try it out for a day! No experience is necessary. You can volunteer for home repair, or in The ReCOVER Store. 

Home Repair and Weatherization

  • Each home repair workday is 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, weatherization workdays vary in length.
  • At each jobsite all tools, materials, safety gear, and lunch for the crew are provided. 
  • To volunteer on a COVER jobsite no prior experience with the work or tools is necessary.
  • You are welcome to sign up for one day at a time.
  • 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.  We typically engage over 300 volunteers/year.  When volunteering on home repair and weatherization 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.
  • If you are a skilled trades person and would like to offer your volunteer time specifically with those skills (electrician, plumber, skilled carpenter), please let us know.



  • When you volunteer in the store you help all of our programs as the store provides funding for our Home Repair and Weatherization programs.
  • Store volunteering can be any time that we are open; Tuesday-Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 12-5.
  • You can volunteer a whole day or just a few hours. You can find a time that works for you and become a regular!
  • We need volunteers Fridays to ride with a store staff member around the Upper Valley and pick up donated items. (10-4). Need to be able to lift 40 pounds and go up and down stairs.
  • We need volunteers every day we are open to help with customer service, cleaning, painting and organizing merchandise that has been donated.

VOLUNTEER Schedule 2017

Please contact me if you want to volunteer but do not see an opening that works for you.
I will work with you to find something. We need you!

Fridays: Help ReCOVER Store staff with donation pick ups around the Upper Valley, 10 am – 5 pm. Need to be willing to lift 40 pounds. 1 volunteer needed each Friday. Call or write to see if the Friday you want to help is available. 802-296-7241 x 106.
Saturday, March 25, 9-4
Repairs in Thetford, VT
FILLED by community members
Friday, March 31, 9-4
Home repairs in Hartland, VT
FILLED by Simbex
Friday, March 31, 9-4
Home repairs in Hartford, VT
FILLED by Hypertherm
Saturday, April 8, 9-4
Roof on a mobile home in North Hartland, VT
FILLED by Dartmouth College class “COVER Stories”
Friday, April 14, 9-4
Roof repair in Claremont, NH
3 volunteers needed
Saturday, April 15, 9-4
Roof repair on a mobile home in North Springfield, VT
FILLED by Dartmouth College class “COVER Stories”
April 21,22,27,28,& 29
Framed roof over a trailer in South Royalton, VT
Friday, April 21-4 volunteers needed
Saturday, April 22- FILLED by Dartmouth East Wheelock Community Group
Thursday, April 27- 6 volunteers needed
Friday, April 28-4 volunteers needed
Saturday, April 29-FILLED by West Lebanon Congregational Church


Mary Sutton-Smith, Volunteer Coordinator
(802) 296-7241 ext.104

Imagine that in order to make your house warm, safe and dry you accepted a group of strangers from different walks of life into your home. We reflect on what that might feel like, and how we’d wish those strangers would act in our homes. We keep that in mind as we spend time in homeowners’ spaces.

We build community by approaching each other with respect and empathy.  We appreciate your help and we hope you are excited to get to know your neighbors. It may have taken a lot of courage to step forward and ask for help. We thank the homeowners for inviting us into their homes.