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2 Lincoln Street, 2nd Fl. Essex Junction, VT 05452

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Essex CHIPS is an amazing place!

Essex CHIPS seeks qualified candidates for one VISTA position (through Vermont Youth for Tomorrow) for next year.

CHIPS is seeking AmeriCorps members immediately! Two 1/2 time positions are available!


We are also seeking a full-time VISTA member to begin in August, to help with resource development efforts. Weekly living allowance, educational award, and an opportunity to have a positive impact on area youth!


Email david@essexchips.org if you are interested in learning more or applying.

Find out more about AmeriCorps visit: https://servermont.vermont.gov/americorps

18 + Volunteer Opportunities


Essex Safe Place relies on dedicated volunteers, 18 years of age or older, who want to support local youth. Young people from all walks of life have difficult times, so we need volunteers from all walks of life, too. The small commitment of your time can mean the world to the young people in our community.

As a Safe Place Volunteer, you have the opportunity to make a positive impact in your community and gain experience working with youth, and a local non-profit youth agency, with a flexible schedule that fits within your busy life. We provide you with training, supervision, occasional team meetings, and any additional support you may need.

There are a variety of ways to volunteer for Essex Safe Place including:

  • “Safe Place Responders”:

    • Description: Safe Place Responders pick youth up from Safe Place Sites and transport them to Essex CHIPS.

    • Requirements: must be 21+ years old; must have a vehicle

  • “Outreach Volunteers”:

    • Description: Outreach volunteer assist the Safe Place Coordinator in maintaining Safe Place Sites, performing community presentations, and fundraising

  • “I&R Specialist Volunteers”:

    • Description: Information & Referral Volunteers connect youth and/or family callers to resources using a youth services database. They also assist in database maintenance and other clerical support.


If you are interested in becoming a TeenLine Volunteer, please contact: Caroline Rubin or Josh Wolf.

VYDC AmeriCorps Youth Services Coordinator

(802) 878 6982 ext.105

Internship Opportunities

Essex CHIPS is currently seeking college or graduate level interns in several areas including youth programming, grant writing, youth mental health support, and community development. There may be flexibility to tailor internship activities to meet educational requirements and hours. Please contact david@essexchips.org.