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VOLUNTEER


We welcome you to try it out for a day!
~No experience is necessary.

~You can volunteer for home repair, or in The COVER Store.
~Age Requirements: You must be 16 years or older to volunteer on a home repair job site.

To volunteer contact:
volunteer@coverhomerepair.org
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.
Need a ride from White River Junction to our home project? ASK!

Home Repair:

Thursday, April 26
Floor repair and back stair repair in Springfield, VT
FILLED by community members
Thursday, April 26
Concrete ramp and entry door in Charlestown, NH
FILLED by Hypertherm
Friday, April 27
Roof over entry Dorchester, NH
FILLED by Hypertherm and community members
Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28
Ramp in Hartford, VT
Friday -1 volunteer needed
Saturday-FILLED by West Lebanon Congregational Church
Thursday and Friday, May 3 and 4
2 Accessibility ramps in Springfield, VT
FILLED by Mascoma Bank
Thursday, May 10
Roof in South Royalton, VT
1 volunteer needed 
Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12
Accessibility ramp in Haverill, NH
Friday- 4 volunteers needed
Saturday- FILLED by Dartmouth Outing Club
Thursday and Friday, May 17 and 18
Framed roof in Enfield, NH
Thursday-FILLED by Hartford Restorative Justice Center
Friday- FILLED by TomTom
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 24-26
COVER Store renovation in White River Junction, VT
Thursday-2 volunteers needed 
Friday- 2 volunteers needed
Saturday- FILLED by Dartmouth Zeta Psi fraternity
Thursday, May 24
Entry steps in Lebanon, NH
1 volunteer needed
Friday, May 25
Siding and Repair in Hartland, VT
2 volunteers needed 
Thursday, May 31
Rear entry steps in Randolph, VT
2 volunteers needed 
Thursday, May 31
Entry door and roof in East Corinth, VT
2 volunteers needed 
 

 

COVER Store:

~Donation pick ups with store staff: April 20; May 9, 11,
16, 18 & 25; June 1: 1 volunteer needed each day to he
lp COVER Store staff with donation pick ups around the Upper Valley, 10 am – 5 pm.
Need to be able to lift 40 pounds.
~In store volunteering, any number of hours during open store times.
~Volunteer for COVERBooks Job Description

COVERBooks, our online Amazon bookstore, needs volunteers for a variety of tasks. We are primarily seeking volunteers who can work three or more hours a week on a regular basis. The particular day of week does not matter, although volunteers will need to have an initial orientation on a Wednesday.

The following tasks are listed in no particular order. Each requires a minimal amount of training. Any given volunteer can do one or more of these tasks; each one is self-contained.

~Scan all usable donated books into computer and upload to bookstore. This task involves using the hand-held scanner to input the ISBN into the system, determining the price, condition, and quantity of each book, and entering that information into the system as well. The number of books to be input varies from day to day.

~Handle all unusable books by either adding them to the in-store bookstore or else recycling them.

~Neaten up bookshelves; ensure all books are in the proper order and shelved to minimize damage.

~Prepare purchased books for shipping. This task involves weighing each book that is sold, purchasing postage for each one through Amazon’s system, and putting each one into an envelope with a thank-you card and the correct postage label. This task can include going to the post office, but not necessarily.

Home Repair and Weatherization

  • Each home repair workday is 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • At each jobsite all tools, materials and safety gear 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.

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COVER Store

  • 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!
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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.