All photography provided by Jared Chambers

Vermont Connector is a small woman-owned business that connects people, place, and passion through a coordinated approach to community service. 

 

Our Mission

Our approach is rooted in a deep understanding of the Vermont landscape and a desire to create enduring partnerships and alliances. At its core, VT Connector amplifies business and non-profit linkages and heightens the collective impact of working together.


“Working with Wendy I always feel a sense of completing a task in a better than we found it kind of way. Wendy’s professional experience and background tell you something of her heart and passion for building civic and community engagement and talking with her gives you a first-hand account of her sharp mind. Wendy is the real deal as a leader, and as a human committed to improving human centered systems. I will continue to call upon her and recommend her wholeheartedly.”

— Suzanne Trahey, Snelling Center for Government

WHAT WE DO and HOW WE DO IT

Vermont Connector is your one-stop shop for all of your volunteer and community service needs. We specialize in placing individuals into rewarding volunteer opportunities and helping businesses develop an effective community engagement strategy. We help non-profits fulfill their missions by coordinating volunteer placement, training, and event logistics.

  • Matching capable and motivated individuals with long-term volunteer needs

  • Logistical coordination of corporate volunteer days

  • Volunteer and community service resources

  • Promotion and marketing of volunteer events

  • Volunteer training design and delivery

  • Referrals to businesses supportive of programs for living in place, disability integration, second-chance employment, service learning, and court mandated community service

  • Human resources support for community engagement

Tools and Methodology

  • Mission statement and core values review

  • Community mapping, gap analysis, and needs assessment

  • Surveys, personal interviews, and focus groups

  • Behavior and attitude assessments

  • Community engagement program evaluation

  • Business Peer Exchange