Tag Archives: Volunteers

Local News
January 17, 2018

Volunteers assist offenders reentering communities

By Evan Johnson

RUTLAND—After serving a lengthy jail sentence, reentering a community and adjusting to an unstructured life can be a daunting task. Thanks to a group of volunteers in Rutland, that obstacle becomes easier for offenders to overcome.

Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA),…

News Briefs
May 18, 2017

Volunteers dig into Rutland beautification

RUTLAND—A small army of Rutland Blooms volunteers made a big contribution to the ongoing beautification of the City of Rutland Thursday, May 11, planting 46 crabapple trees. The planting comes just days after a devastating wind storm wreaked havoc, toppling trees and causing considerable damage.

News Briefs
May 3, 2017

Fish & Wildlife seeks volunteers to monitor bats this summer

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is looking for volunteers to help count state-endangered little brown bats as they emerge at dusk at locations throughout the Champlain Valley.

Vermont’s little brown bats suffered massive declines due to the deadly disease, white-nose syndrome. An estimated 90…

Local News
May 3, 2017

Rutland Blooms: donors, volunteers grow project

RUTLAND—Rutland Blooms is planning its most ambitious crop of city beautification projects yet, and will kick off the spring season by planting 46 crabapple trees and nine maple trees, May 11.

The kickoff event will include planting  nearly four dozen crabapple trees along Harrington Avenue…

January 11, 2017

BRGNS thanks food-gift drive volunteers

Dear Editor,

The staff and clients of Black River Good Neighbor Services offer their sincere thanks to all who made our annual holiday food and gift distribution possible. In all we delivered nearly $11,000 worth of food and toys to people in Ludlow, Cavendish, Proctorsville,…