Burlington Community Involvement
Whether you live on- or off-campus, Burlington offers plenty of opportunities for community involvement. Here are a few resources to help you branch out.
Front Porch Forum is a free community-building service. Your neighborhood's forum is only open to the people who live there. It's all about helping neighbors connect.
Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's eight Wards to encourage resident participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies help improve communication between the residents of Burlington and City government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward.
Use TurboVote to sign up to receive election reminders, get registered to vote, and apply for your absentee ballot if you are registered somewhere other than Burlington. Or register to vote at the City Clerk's Office at City Hall
The Greater Burlington area has a wide array of organizations that host volunteers. Check the Center for Service & Sustainability's blog for timely announcements, or look into these:
- United Way of Northwestern Vermont's volunteer database for hundreds of local organizations, includes short term and longer term opportunities
- City Market's Member Worker Program. Volunteer at area organizations and earn discounts at City Market
- Everybody Wins! Become a reading mentor for an elementary student during the school year
- Spectrum Youth Mentor (must be 21 and commit to a year)