Get Involved

Please Make a Difference to Your Neighbors

Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA) relies on the generosity of individuals, civic groups and businesses to help so many in our region. Your support makes a big difference. You can get involved as follows:

Make A Donation

Make A Donation

Volunteer: Donate Your Time and Talent

NEKCA cannot do all of what our constituents need on our own – we rely on the village of the Northeast Kingdom to donate time and talent. We have the following needs for volunteers:

Become a Shelter Parent!

We are in desperate need for shelter homes: 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 contact Kathy Metras at 802.334.7316 or

Academic Tutors Needed

Learning together program: Our alternative education program for young parents is always looking for tutors from all areas of expertise. If you are interested in volunteering your time please call Merry Hamel in Newport at 802.334.4077, or Dagny Greenwood in St Johnsbury at 802.748.6040.