Why volunteer? People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons.

For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge.

Volunteers are happier and healthier than non-volunteers. In fact, during later life, volunteering is even more beneficial for one's health than exercising and eating well. Older people who volunteer remain physically functional longer, have more robust psychological well-being, and live longer. Volunteers are the lifeblood of the non-profit community. Prevent Child Abuse Vermont appreciates their volunteers!

Volunteering Opportunities


Join a committed team of leaders facilitating parent education classes, support groups for parents, and playgroups for children. Help parents and children learn the skills they need to strengthen themselves and their families. Truly make a difference for a child! Find out how you can work for peace and safety within the families in your community.


Do you enjoy cooking and have some extra time? At PCAVT, we make it a priority to provide healthful, nutritious meals to our families during our parent education classes and our support groups. All meals are generously prepared by our volunteers. We supply the ingredients, recipes and cooking space (if needed), and you have the opportunity to help out in your community!

This request is urgent and ongoing. You do not need to be an expert chef—just passionate!


Do you have the desire to volunteer your time within the area that you either work or live in? Promote the special events in your area. If you have good interpersonal skills and like to have some fun while doing something for a worthwhile cause, join us at PCAVT. You can assist with special events, such as The WALK FOR CHILDREN. Join us for our annual WALK FOR CHILDREN; recruit walkers and sponsors, and other volunteers to help with putting on the WALK.


Do you have a few hours a week to volunteer? Do you like to have fun while supporting a good cause? Give us a call. There are always a myriad of things to do, and even though you may not have any experience, we will train you. So if you live in or around Montpelier call us.

If you still want to be a volunteer and the above categories don't fit, give us a call; there are many ways to help out!