Volunteering For People with Special Needs
Enrichment Programs for People with Special Needs in the Woodstock VT Area Volunteering For People with Special Needs

Volunteers Needed at Zack's Place!

  • PAINTERS: A touch up on our paint job is needed and we organize volunteers to give us a fresh coat.
  • GARDEN MAINTENANCE: People to help us tend to our flower gardens around ZP and our vegetable garden at the Community Gardens.
  • WINDOW WASHER: A detail-oriented person to come and give our windows a deep clean, about 2-3 times per year. Approx 3 hrs each visit.
  • BOOK READER: An animated person to come read books to our participants. We love hearing children's stories; we have some books that our participants will pick for you to read. This position would be a half-hour per visit. The reader would come at least once a month, and up-to once a week. Reading begins at 4:30—we will work with your schedule to see what fits.
  • BUSINESS PROGRAM ASSISTANT: A person to help with our business program. The business program aims to teach work-skills such as brainstorming ideas for productions, working together, giving and receiving constructive feedback, creating products, and marketing our products, stoking and maintaining our supply at local businesses. We create greeting cards from our art pieces-each card series has a certain theme, which we decide with our participants. The ideal candidate would be creative and enjoy working with our participants.
  • DANCERS: Like to dance? We are looking for a person to dance with us once in a while. We haven't solidified the time, yet. But ideally the volunteer would be outgoing, enjoy working closely with our participants, and maybe even have some experience with swing dancing! The position would be about 1 hr each visit.
  • SWIMMERS: Enjoy swimming? We do. Come help our participants swim! The candidate must enjoy working closely with our participants and like being in the pool. We swim at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center twice-a-month, from 1:00- 2:00. We are not yet sure of the day.
  • ENVELOPE/GREETING CARD STUFFERS: We need to compile a list of people to call when we need help stuffing envelopes, creating packages for our greeting cards, or other small office tasks. We would keep your name in a list of people to call if we needed help.
  • WORKSHOPS: Do you have a special talent, or special skill that you would like to share with us? Come lead a workshop! Some examples have been building birdhouses, scarecrows, dance classes, yoga and so many more! Call with what you have to offer, and we will arrange a time! 1-2 hours.
  • COMPUTER TECH VOLUNTEER: A person that can help us with tech problems, update our website, clean our computers and more.
  • ANNUAL 5K TURKEY TROT ON THANKSGIVING MORNING: Come join us! Walk/run/wheelchair through the quaint village of Woodstock, VT while supporting Zack's Place enrichment center for people with special needs. The Turkey Trot is our biggest fundraiser, and a great community event. For the past five years, at 10AM on Thanksgiving morning, the streets of Woodstock are handed over to Zack's Place for the Turkey Trot
  • HOST A DINING EVENT FOR OUR "DINE AROUND CATALOG": Dine Around is a series of themed dining events hosted by families in the community (at their own expense) that are sold through a catalog with all revenues going to ZP.
  • COME COOK WITH US: Are you a chef? Come share your talents with us and teach us your favorite recipe. We love to cook and we have a kitchen which was donated and installed by volunteers.
  • SINGERS: We love to sing! Bring your favorite instrument and sing with us.
  • THESPIANS: The Zack's Place Theater Guild puts on two professional musicals a year. We write our own script, make our props and sew our costumes. Come audition to be the next cameo performer in one of our plays.

Volunteering for the Special Olympics: A Personal View
by Bailee Gannon

My Summer at Zack's Place
by Abbie Jameson

If you are interested in Volunteering give us a call and come share your talents!

Download Volunteer Application Form

Debbie Ennis, Volunteer
Debbie Ennis is a past Board member, volunteer, Dine Around host and
generous donor

Ron Jaynes reads Zack's Place
Ron Jaynes reads at Zack's Place, serves on the Board, and helps with projects.

ZP Parents and Families Volunteer for Bake Sale
ZP Parents and Families Volunteer
for Bake Sale

Rob Parker,  a volunteer visiting musician
Rob Parker, a volunteer visiting musician

Dine Around Host, Lucille McCarthy  and Yvonne and Norm Frates, Volunteer
Dine Around Host, Lucille McCarthy and Yvonne and Norm Frates, Volunteers


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