Volunteer Your Time

Dismas volunteer

When you pledge a gift to the Granite United Way, your dollars directly support more than 45 local organizations that help your neighbors winterize their homes, eat a hot meal, file their taxes, overcome addictions, and more. 

The organizations that empower our community—places like COVER Home Repair, Upper Valley Haven, and WISE—also need people like you to power their cause through volunteer work. Learn about the volunteer experiences of fellow Dartmouth community members who have chosen to give back to the local community by contributing their time and talents. 

Dartmouth's Volunteer Time-Off Policy

Did you know that Dartmouth offers paid time-off to volunteer?
Dartmouth encourages all eligible employees to use this time to make a positive difference in their community and throughout the Upper Valley by supporting eligible non-profit organizations (qualified United Way partner). If you haven’t taken advantage of this benefit yet, learn more on the human resources website.

Volunteer Opportunities

In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still plenty of opportunities to volunteer safely, either virtually or in small groups. See below for Dartmouth-specific opportunities.

Granite United Way: Volunteer NH 

  • Learn about volunteer opportunities here or reach out to Elizabeth Craib (Elizabeth.Craib@GraniteUW.org)at Granite United Way for help in finding an opportunity. 


Volunteer Upper Valley 

Other Ways to Show Support

This is the season of giving, gratitude and kindness.  Here are some other ideas on how to share kindness in our community. 

Listen Community Services


Windsor Windham Housing Trust

  • Write cards or friendly notes to their residents or help organize a food drive to benefit residents with food insecurity. Reach out to Molly Bennet (mbennett@homemattershere.org) for more information.

Dismas House (Hartford, VT)

  • Christmas decorators are needed to prepare for the holiday season – a great outdoor volunteer job. For indoor work, they are seeking people to help give the house a deep clean. Contact Jeff Backus for more information jeff@dismasofvt.org

Other Ideas:

  • Offer to pick up groceries for a neighbor
  • Write a note or call an isolated community member
  • Help inspire positivity and creativity by painting and distributing kindness rocks throughout your community. Get ideas here.