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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

The CIDER Organization is a large part of the community in the Champlain Islands.  We rely on our volunteers to assist the older adults and the disabled who need rides to medical, dental and other essential appointments.  In addition we have many volunteers who contribute their time helping at our meal site, “The Neighbors”, five days a week.  On Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the lunches at the Congregational Church in South Hero and daily for preparation of the meals for the Meals On Wheels Program.  CIDER also has a lending closet for adaptive equipment, such as wheelchairs, commodes and shower benches.  Another area where we use volunteers is for our Ramp Program.  This is more of a seasonal program where our volunteers build wheelchair ramps when requested and deemed possible.

The lifeline of this organization is our volunteers.  Without them countless people in our community would not be able to make it to medical, dental or other essential appointments, receive warm meals and interaction from community members and the independence to leave their home safely.

And of course we also have our monthly folding of the Newsletter where a group of people get together at the CIDER Office to help assemble the Newsletter for mailing to people in the Island as well as to former Islanders who have moved away.

 

 

We can use your help from a few hours a month up to more regular volunteering driving clients to appointments.  If you only have occasional time to help, we are always looking for substitutes to answer our call on an as needed basis.

At this time our biggest need is to increase our volunteer driver roster.

Volunteer Opportunities:  Drivers to take clients to medical appointments.  Reimbursement for mileage is available at the rate of 54.5 cents per mile. (Calculated from when you leave your home and return to your home.  Please inquire.

Substitutes for the Meals on Wheels Program: drivers/deliveries: deliver meals to clients.  We have two routes that are Monday through Friday in South Hero and Grand Isle.  We have one route in the Alburgh that delivers on Tuesday and Thursdays.  We are always looking for people to add to our sub list to cover our regular drivers when they are out.

Meal Site help:  Assist the ladies at the meal site on Monday through Friday, prepping and preparing meals for both the Meals on Wheels Program and at the Meal Site on MW & F, when meals are served.

Accessibility Projects:  AKA wheelchair ramp builders.  No experience required.  Assist our crew to build ramps and/or stairs to help clients to stay in their homes.

Newsletter Folders:  Once a month we gather to fold and mail our newsletter the CIDER Press.  We meet at the CIDER Office for a morning of fun, laughter and a little work.  In addition we have a few annual mailings when we are looking for help as well, on an as needed basis.  We would love to add your name to our list.

For any of these opportunities please call CIDER.  A Substitution List is as important as our regular volunteers, to help us when for a variety of reasons we need coverage.

Please give us a call at 372-6425 to start YOUR volunteer experience.  We can always find an opportunity for you, on a regular basis or as an on-call basis.  We never say NO to anyone who would like to fill an hour a month to several hours a week! 

The CIDER Press February 2018

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Highlights: Strategic Plan and Call for Volunteers

Click HERE for the calendar.
Click HERE for a scanned copy.

CIDER News 1
February Trips & Events 2
January with Your
Neighbors
3
Double Your Chances of
Quitting Smoking
CIDER Meetings
4
CIDER Board & Our
Strategic Plan
5
CIDER Calendar 6-7
February Menu for “The
Neighbors” and MOW
RUSTY DEWEES
Coming March 24th
8
CIDER’fieds
Recipe
9
Valentines’ Day Humor
Therapy Chicken
Church Listings
10
VOLUNTEERS
NEEDED!
11
2018 Annual Fund Drive 12

Excursion

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

On January 11th ther is an excursion planned to Richmond.

Time 11:30 to 5:00.

Limited seating. Call CIDER Office.

The CIDER Press January 2018

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Highlights: January 18 lunch at Rozzi’s Tavern

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CIDER News 1
January Trips & Events 2
Happy Holidays at
CIDER
3
Vermont Declares
Independence from
Britain (& NY)!
CIDER Meetings
4
Blizzard Bags
Winter Safety Reminders
5
CIDER Calendar 6-7
January Menu for “The
Neighbors” and MOW
8
CIDER’fieds
Recipe
9
Some Humor
Quit Smoking Workshops
Church Listings
10
Our 2017 Holiday
Luncheon at
The Neighbors
11
Save These Dates! 12

The CIDER Press November 2017

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Highlights: Nov. 16 trip to Vermont History Museum in Montpelier and Nov. 30 Shop-a-ganza

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CIDER News 1
November Trips & Events 2
October CIDER Pictures 3
Thanksgiving Quotes
What’s the deal with
E Cigarettes?
CIDER Meetings
4
CIDER’s 25th Annual
Membership Meeting
Avoiding Falls
5
CIDER Calendar 6-7
October Menu for “The
Neighbors” and MOW
8
CIDER’fieds
Recipe
9
Healthy Roots & CIDER
Church Listings
10
Volunteer Profile:
Dori Fairbanks
11
Thanksgiving Humor 12

The CIDER Press October 2017

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

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CIDER News 1
October Trips & Events 2
Runners, Folders, & Chickens 3
CIDER Meetings
Smoking Q’s & A’s
CIDER Office Remodel
4
Healthy Roots
Havest Fest
A Little Humor
5
CIDER Calendar 6-7
October Menu for “The Neighbors” and MOW 8
CIDER’fieds
Recipe
9
Church Listings
New Shopping Trips
10
CIDER 2017 Pig Roast 11
Annual Membership Meeting 12

Support CIDER and Run Vermont

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Sunday September 24, 2017

Island Vines 4th Annual 10K Race.  Come on out and support Run Vermont and CIDER

   Registered runners to meet at Snow Farm Vineyard in South Hero.

   Race starts at 10:00 am.

More information at www.runvermont.org

Pig Roast to Benefit CIDER

Friday, August 25th, 2017

PlePIG.Roast2ase join us at the Annual Pig Roast to benefit CIDER.

When:     Saturday September 9, 2017

Where:    Grand Isle Recreation Park

Donaldson Road

Grand Isle, VT

Time:       Food served from 5:00 pm till 6:30 pm

Music from 5:30 pm till 7:30 pm

 

 

Come out for an evening and join your neighbors for the annual Pig Roast to benefit CIDER !  Enjoy a good meal and some great music by “Yankee Pot Roast”.

Takeouts are available as well.  Cost per meal is $10.00 a person ($5.00 for children under twelve).

We appreciate our sponsors for this event, KEELER BAY SERVICE, HEALTH HERO FARM and WALLY’s BAGELS !

 

 

 

 

Annual Volunteer Picnic

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

CIDER Logo High Res

   ANNUAL VOLUNTEER PICNIC

We appreciate all that you do.  Check your mail for your invite and give us a call at 372-6425.  Present your invitation at the gate and if you have a park pass show that at the gate as well.

Date:          August 23, 2017

Place:          Knight’s Point State Park

Time:          5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

At C.I.D.E.R. we rely heavily on our volunteers to help make Grand Isle County the best county in Vermont to call home.