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Community Allies: For Safety, Trust and Respect

Community Allies is a thoughtful, dedicated group of individuals and organizations exploring the potential of the greater Hardwick area by developing models for positive social change. We strive to create safe spaces, relational trust, and respectful conversations which encourage and support positive social and cultural change.

Join us on the second Thursday of each month from 10:00-12:00 in the conference room at the Memorial Building in Hardwick for lively discussions and to participate in event planning.  For more information or to become part of the group contact AWARE at or 802.472.6463.


Volunteer Opportunities

Fundraising - Join our fundraising team and help with local events to raise money for AWARE’s operating expenses. Participate in local fundraising events sponsored by AWARE.

Board or Committee Member - Do you have expertise in policies, finances, or non-profit management or other energy and expertise you’d like to share? Become an AWARE board member or committee member and become part of our team!

Grant Writing/Research - Are you a grant writer or do you have time to search for grants that might be applicable to AWARE programming? Volunteer to find, write and/or apply for grants to help fund AWARE’s programs.

Office Assistant - Are you organized and enjoy working in an office environment and have some extra time during the week? Become an office volunteer for AWARE.

Marketing – Do you have skills in marketing or just want to hang posters around town? How about keeping AWARE’s Facebook or Website current and up to date?

Transportation - Interested in helping survivors and their families? Can you provide transportation or a helping hand at a moment’s notice or provide a truck to help someone move?

Advocacy - Want to be an advocate? Take the two day Basic Advocacy Training offered by the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and spend time working one on one with an advocate at the AWARE office during the week to get the processed started.

Financial Donations - All donations are tax deductible and AWARE relies on private donors to continue to support victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence in our community.


Donate services - Whether you are a massage therapist, a hair stylist or own a local garage, a contribution of your time and services can make a huge impact to a family who is struggling to recover from domestic and sexual violence. Participate in an event or donate gift certificates!

For more information on how to be more involved, please contact the AWARE office at 802.472.6463 or


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