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 call 802-334-8224.

Volunteering in Head Start: We Need You!

Head Start wants parents/guardians to volunteer in any way they feel comfortable. There are a variety of volunteering opportunities that help our program run effectively. Volunteering in the program is a good way to learn skills and gain knowledge that may give you the experience you need for future employment. Volunteering is also a great way to be a part of a supportive community that serves children. Here are just some of the ways you can volunteer in Head Start.

  1. Classroom Volunteer – Be a part of activities with children, read books with children, participate in curriculum meetings, provide additional classroom support so that each child gets more individual attention. Parents are always invited to share a meal with their child and spend time in the classroom.
  2. Field Trips – Help out with a group on a field trip.
  3. Office Help – Help file, type up documents, answer phones, support center mailings, and help to complete other projects.
  4. Participate in Parent Committees of Policy Council – Attend Head Start Parent Committee or Policy Council meetings. Share your experiences or opinions to help make our program better.
  5. Legislature – Talk with people who have a hand in making laws and share your experiences and needs.

There are many ways for parents/guardians and community members to share all their skill levels and time to help at Head Start.