Join Us!

The progress we've already made as a movement would not have happened without the dedication, brilliance and energy of our volunteers--and we certainly won't acheive our goal of high-quality, affordable child care for all Vermont children without the help of thousands of Vermonters!

Passionate community members are the engine of our people-powered movement. If you believe strongly that all children deserve a strong start and equal chance in life, join our campaign! Signing the Petition is the first step.

Our Commitment to Volunteers:

We know that your time is very valuable and we promise to respect it by ensuring you're using it in the most effective way possible when you volunteer for Let's Grow Kids. We'll help you connect with other volunteers who are similiarly passionate about creating change for children, and most of all, we promise to make your time spent on behalf of the campaign fun!

Perks of Being a Volunteer:

  1. We will keep you well-informed about campaign activities, news and volunteer opportunities. In fact, in many cases you might be the first to know about important updates.
  2. You can participate in our free messaging, public engagement and organizing trainings.
  3. Most importantly, you'll have the opportunity to join a passionate community of like-minded Vermonters.

Our Let’s Grow Kids Field Team is here to help you be the most effective advocate possible for Vermont children. Our field managers will support you by providing materials, information, training and one-on-one guidance.

You can start your role as an LGK volunteer by staying informed about the campaign's work (signing up for our email updates is the easiest way to do that). Also, please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@letsgrowkids).

Another way to start volunteering right now without even having to leave home is by writing a letter to the editor. Policymakers and other opinion leaders in particular read letters to the editor to stay tuned in to their communities. If you're interested in writing one and would like some guidance, please contact our communications manager, Nicole Haley.

2018 Advocacy Opportunities

We’re offering a number of advocacy opportunities in 2018 to help drive our movement toward success and a strong start for all children: You can spend a day in the State House with our Deputy Director, Sarah Kenney, help plan the second annual Rally for Kids at Early Childhood Day at the Legislature, become a pre-K stakeholder, or take one of our trainings to learn advocacy skills. For more information on these advocacy opportunities and to sign up, please click here.

Let’s Grow Kids Action Teams

Are you already a volunteer who's ready to assume a leadership role in creating change? Join the Action Team in your region! Action Teams are groups of passionate volunteers from neighboring communities who meet regularly to determine strategic action steps they can take in their area as a team. You can join the one closest to you or even start your own Action Team! 

Click here to learn more about Action Teams and see where the current teams are located. 

Connecting with Your Field Manager:

Each region has a local field manager who will be your LGK contact and resource. Please find their contact information below and on our team bios page.

Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle and Orleans Counties:
Natalie Glynn;; (802) 391-4018

Caledonia, Lamoille and Washington Counties:
Maroni Minter;; (802) 242-0454

Chittenden County:
Shayla Zammuto;; (802) 448-4409

Addison, Orange and Rutland Counties:
Stephanie Mackevich;; (802) 391-4057

Bennington, Windham and Windsor Counties:
Vicky Senni;; (802) 793-2744

Field Co-Director (statewide):
Jessica Barquist;; 802-559-0084

Field Co-Director (statewide):
Anna Gebhardt;; 802-242-1373