Volunteers needed to assist Senior Solutions with energy efficiency grant

energy efficiencySPRINGFIELD, Vt. –Senior Solutions (formerly the Council on Aging for Southeastern Vermont) and Efficiency Vermont are looking for volunteer home visitors to assess homes of eligible residents and do some simple installations of products to make them more energy efficient.

These volunteer positions entail home visits to senior and low-income residents of Windsor and Windham counties, determining whether energy efficiency items such as light bulbs, shower heads and pipe insulation would be beneficial. If so, the volunteer would then make the installation and also determine whether a more in-depth energy efficiency retrofit would be feasible using a contractor. This work is funded through a grant from Efficiency Vermont.

The work hours are flexible and volunteers will be reimbursed mileage; the work is expected to start immediately and continue for at least six months.

Senior Solutions Executive Director Carol Stamatakis believes the energy efficiency work will help the region’s elders and other residents save money.

“We are pleased to offer this service in partnership with Efficiency Vermont, because it will improve the lives of many residents who deserve our help,” Stamatakis said. “We know this volunteer opportunity will be very rewarding to people who want to serve their communities and make a real difference in making our state more energy efficient.”

Those interested in this volunteer opportunity should contact Senior Solutions at 802-885-2655.



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