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Why Volunteer?

It takes a village: Our goal at LI is to create a tight-knit community of volunteers who enjoy connecting with both our team of employees and with our students as they dedicate their time and resources in support of the school.

A little goes a long way: We recognize that life often keeps people very busy.  With work, family, and other commitments, we know that things can feel a little hectic. We want people to know that when it comes to supporting LI by volunteering, giving just a little can really go a long way.  When we add the time that a person chooses to contribute, even it if it is as little as one or twice a month, to the time that others are also giving, it adds up quickly.

Everyone has something to offer: Everyone is good at something which means everyone has something to offer. We invite you to reflect on what you are good at and what you really enjoy doing and consider how you may be able to apply your skills and interests to support our school community. 

Students see the benefit: Your volunteer efforts are all in support of our local school… your support can benefit your child, your neighbors child, a grandchild, or just the kids that we all know in our communities.  


Volunteer Opportunities

RESIDENTIAL LIFE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The residential life program at Lyndon Institute serves as “home away from home” for students from several countries from around the world. Volunteering for the residential life program adds a new dimension of interaction, dialogue, cultural exchange, and learning not just for our students but for our volunteers as well! Volunteer opportunities include chaperoning field trips, serving as a proctor in the Vail Student Center, providing transportation for shopping trips, and similar.  A background check is required in order to volunteer in this capacity.  


ACADEMIC VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

At LI, we recognize that many friends of the school, including alumni, parents, grandparents, and similar, have a lot that they can offer in support of our students and we welcome both your time and your talents! Once you’ve felt the pride of knowing that you helped students improve academically, you’ll probably wonder why you didn’t volunteer before!  Volunteer opportunities include substitute teaching, instructing a January Term course, chaperoning field trips, being a guest speaker, and so much more. A background check is required in order to volunteer in this capacity.  

ATHLETIC VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

While academics are our primary concern, Lyndon Institute recognizes that athletics provide additional opportunities and challenges for personal growth and development. Through competition, students learn the value of discipline and respect for rules.  There are a number of ways in which volunteers can support our student-athletes including coaching, serving as a member of the booster club, taking tickets at a game, managing event clocks, and more! A background check may be required in order to volunteer in this capacity.  


BEAUTIFY LI VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Since 2015, Lyndon Institute has hosted two "Beautify LI" days each year in May and August. Volunteers from the community work alongside trustees, employees, and students to complete small maintenance projects that go a long way towards beautifying our 130-acre campus. Dates and details will be announced a few months in advance of each event, or contact volunteer@lyndoninstitute.org to learn more.


To learn more about these and other rewarding opportunities, please email volunteer@lyndoninstitute.org


DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Class Correspondents:
Help keep their class connected to LI and their class members. Collect and submit class notes for the Alumni Newsletter. Keep the Alumni and Development Office updated on addresses, phone numbers, and e-mails.

Contact: Heather Wheeler '90, LIAA Office Manager by email to heather.wheeler@lyndoninstitute.org or by phone to 802-535-3772

Memorial Correspondents:
Collect and submit obituaries for the Alumni Newsletter. Keep the Alumni and Development Office informed of class and spousal information/obituaries.

Contact: Melissa Hall '92, Director of Development by email to melissa.hall@lyndoninstitute.org or by phone to 802-535-3773

Bulk Mailing Assistants:
Label and stuff various mailings throughout the year.

Contact: Melissa Hall '92, Director of Development by email to melissa.hall@lyndoninstitute.org or by phone to 802-535-3773

Reunion Chairs:
Work with your class secretary and the Alumni and Development staff to encourage classmates to attend their reunion. Assist in setting class goals for the reunion attendance and for the class gift. Build enthusiasm and interest by contacting classmates by mail and/or email. The Alumni and Development Office will provide full support in this effort.

Contact: Heather Wheeler '90, LIAA Office Manager by email to heather.wheeler@lyndoninstitiute.org or by phone to 802-535-3772







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