Arlington Community House

The Canfield House has served the towns of Arlington, Sandgate and Sunderland as a community resource since 1947. Some of the groups that use the space are Burdett Commons, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, The Lions Club, Arlington Public Health Nursing Services, Park and Recreation Board, Battenkill Runners, Al Anon, Arlington Garden Club and the Senior Citizens Group.

Arlington Community Public Health Nursing Service, Inc.

The foundation’s mission is to improve the health of the citizens of Arlington, Sandgate and Sunderland, Vermont through scholarship awards to residents seeking to further their education in nursing or other health related fields, and by providing visiting nursing care services to the community.

Arlington Fire Department

184 Old Mill Rd
Arlington, VT 05252
(802) 375-2323

2017 Annual Report

Arlington Recreation Park

The public is invited to use park facilities, without charge (exception: a $5 donation for golf is requested), on a non-reserved basis. Park facilities can be reserved for private functions and special events. Applications available at the park office. Basketball, baseball, canoeing, cookouts, fishing, fitness circuit, 9-hole golf ($5 fee), nature trail, playground, putting green, soccer, swimming, tennis, tubing, volleyball.

Arlington Rescue Squad

Our coverage area includes the towns of Arlington, Sunderland, Sandgate, Glastenbury and North Shaftsbury. We cover over 50 square miles of terrain, and average around 550 calls per year. Our mission is to be part of the community, and provide the best possible care to the people we serve.

Bennington County Conservation District (BCCD)

Through education, advocacy, and implementation we promote the conservation of natural resources and rural livelihoods in Bennington County.

Bennington County Regional Commission (BCRC)

BCRC was created, by the seventeen towns and villages it serves and will work with and on behalf of those municipalities to build strong, resilient, and sustainable communities, to foster economic prosperity, and to promote a high quality of life for residents of the region.

2017 Annual Report

Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance

The Alliance members include Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Manchester, Pownal, Rupert, Sandgate, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Sunderland, and Woodford.  Their mission is to reduce the amount of waste disposed in landfills, by incineration or similar means by reducing the amount of waste generated, conserving resources and promoting recycling and reuse.

2017 Annual Report

BROC Community Action

BROC assists low-income Vermonters with basic needs, as well as helping them develop skills and resources for self-sufficiency through employment opportunities. Services include providing crisis fuel and utility assistance, weatherization, economic and workforce development and nutrition education.

Burdett Commons

Serving Arlington, Sunderland, and Sandgate since 1999 as a community gathering place, we offer a mentoring group program for youth participation in healthy activities, including an after school program managed by a Youth Advisory Board. An adult craft series also takes place once a month. We are located in the Arlington Community House.

Center for Restorative Justice (CRJ)

The Center for Restorative Justice (CRJ) is a non-profit community justice agency that provides a full continuum of restorative justice programming and services helping both young people and adults take an active role in becoming positive, contributing members of their community. CRJ’s program continuum begins with prevention and intervention work in the schools through reentry work helping people returning to the community from incarceration

Front Porch Forum

Front Porch Forum is a free community-building service. Your neighborhood’s forum is only open to the people in Sandgate, Arlington and Sunderland. It’s all about helping neighbors connect. Sign Up!

Happy Days Preschool

Our mission is to provide children (birth to school age) and their families with a safe, nurturing environment to allow them to meet their full potential. Children will learn through play based, meaningful experiences based on individual development in a consistent continuum across the ages. Happy Days’ program will continue to grow through professional development and partnerships with families and community.


PAVE has been successfully providing services in Bennington County, Vermont, for over thirty years. They provides a full range of services to victims of domestic and sexual violence including a 24-hour hotline, advocacy programs, emergency assistance and housing, prevention & outreach.

Southwest Vermont Career Development Center

The Southwest Vermont Career Development Center (CDC) is committed to career and lifelong learning to prepare secondary and post secondary students for career and lifelong learning in a rapidly changing world.

2016 Annual Report

Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging

A community force in creating and sustaining opportunities for elders and caregivers in our region to help assure that elders are able to maintain maximum independence and quality of life.

The Tutorial Center (Manchester & Bennington)

Founded in 1971, TTC is a non-profit organization that provides essential, quality educational support to individuals and families in southern Vermont and upper New York State. TTC’s fundamental mission is to enhance literacy, work readiness, and other basic skills of adults and children in order to help individuals and youth succeed, strengthen community assets, and support workforce needs of employers.

Vermont Association of Conservation Districts (VACD)

Dedicated to the conservation, maintenance, improvement and development and use of land, soil, water, trees, vegetation, fish and wildlife and other natural resources in Vermont, since 1983.

Bennington Division

Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL)

VCIL believes that individuals with disabilities have the right to live with dignity and with appropriate support in their own homes, fully participate in their communities and to control and make decisions about their lives.

2106 Annual Report

Vermont Department of Health

The Health Department’s many programs and initiatives help Vermonters live fuller, healthier lives from birth through old age. As part of the Agency of Human Services, the department works in concert with the Departments of Mental Health, Children and Families, Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, Corrections, and the Department of Vermont Health Access to improve the health and well-being of Vermonters.

2016 Report for Bennington

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)

The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation is a public nonprofit state organization that provides education loans to students coming to Vermont for college, and provides Vermont residents with grants, scholarships, and education loans to assist with paying for college almost anywhere. Find out more about how VSAC can help you finance your college education!