Posted in July 2015

National my Social Security Week 2015 Is Here!

National my Social Security Week 2015 Is Here!


It’s National my Social Security Week!

Want to know how much money you will be getting from Social Security when you retire? This week is a perfect opportunity to open your online account and learn about your future Social Security benefits. It’s easy, open a free account at SocialSecurity.gov/myaccount Continue reading

Asking You to Help Fill Volunteer Needs

Asking You to Help Fill Volunteer Needs


This month, we are being a little selfish by featuring our own GMUW volunteer needs:
◾GMUW needs, in its Barre office, someone to help track success stories from our Volunteer Network. Who really does get positions as a result of our Network?
◾Also, in our Barre office, we’d like to made a float for local parades and we need some creative hands and ideas Continue reading

Vermont Environmental, Health & Safety Seminars – Updated July 2015

Vermont Environmental, Health & Safety Seminars – Updated July 2015


What has changed with OSHA/VOSHA in the past year? This seminar offers what the changes are in OSHA’s requirements. You’ll gain an understanding of the basics of OSHA
recordkeeping, review the top 10 most common OSHA violations, get tips for using proactive safety audit tools, and discover smart ways to prevent accidents from happening. A review of “What to do if you are inspected by OSHA/VOSHA” will be part of the seminar. Continue reading

Open House at Vermont 2-1-1’s New Contact Center a Success

Open House at Vermont 2-1-1’s New Contact Center a Success


On June 17, United Ways of Vermont and Vermont 2-1-1 showcased the new headquarters in Essex Junction. Visitors toured the Contact Center, learned about data collection and the Resource Database. February 11, 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of Vermont 2-1-1, the statewide information and referral program of the United Ways of Vermont. Annually, almost 50,000 callers to Vermont 2-1-1 receive free person-to-person service from highly trained Information and Referral Specialists. People call the confidential 2-1-1 helpline looking for resources to meet basic needs, like heating or utility assistance, shelter, emergency help, or to find the closest food shelf. Vermonters also call for important everyday non-emergency needs, such as developmental screening for a child, home health care for a relative, job training or free tax filing support. Continue reading

Vermont Fairs and Field Days Offer an Authentic Taste of History, Agriculture, Food, and Fun

Vermont Fairs and Field Days Offer an Authentic Taste of History, Agriculture, Food, and Fun


Vermont’s classic country fairs have been delighting visitors and Vermonters alike for more than 200 years. The state’s vibrant season of tractor pulls and maple cotton candy kicks off in mid-July and runs through mid-September, when the final Ferris wheel is disassembled. Whether you’re interested in prize winning pumpkins, pig races, demolition derbies, and games and rides—or you’re just stopping by for the funnel cake—Vermont’s fairs and field days hold something for everyone. Continue reading