Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

Walk Volunteers

We still need volunteers to make our Virtual COTS Walk a success!

Traditional COTS Walk volunteers will not be needed on Walk Day this year because our event has gone virtual.

But that doesn't mean we don't need your help! This year we are asking our volunteers to register as virtual walkers and raise awareness about our virtual event among your friends and family. We need all hands on deck to make sure our largest single-day fundraiser of the year is a success despite the unique challenges we're facing at this time. 

After you join us as a virtual walker, invite others to support your fundraiser or to become walkers themselves. You can even form a team and work together. You can also participate in our daily Virtual COTS Walk Activities and share your participation on social media.

Volunteers can't help in person, but you can help safely from home by registering as a virtual walker and spreading the word about the COTS Walk.

Earn Credit for Your Volunteer Hours

Students and City Market members who register for the Virtual COTS Walk and participate in our daily activities can earn credit for their hours. 

Still have questions? Contact our Community Outreach Specialist, Romy Theisen, at (802) 343-6903, or email her at

Why volunteer support matters so much

“When we came (to the COTS Family Shelter), we had no idea what was going to happen to us. With two kids, not knowing if you are going to have a roof over your head after your six months at COTS are up is just about the scariest thing ever. But all the help you and everyone provided us made it possible. You help the hopeless and lost to get back on their feet and find their way again, and for that, we will be forever grateful to COTS and all of you who work so hard to help the people who need it the most. We will never forget everything you have done for our family.”

— A thank you card from a family who stayed in a COTS family shelter