needs from: Volunteer Center of Washington County

Volunteer: Prairie Seed Collecting

Interested in protecting and enhancing local prairies? Want to know more about native wildflowers and grasses from OWLT staff? 

OWLT is starting its very own seed collecting group at Fellenz Woods. The prairie at Fellenz Woods was planted in 2000 and contains a high diversity of native wildflowers and grasses. If collected at the right time, the seeds from these plants can be dried and stored to be sown later. The collected seeds can be used to enhance planted prairies, establish new prairies or even help to deter the impacts of invasive species.

By joining OWLT’s seed collecting group, you will have the opportunity to make a lasting ecological impact for future generations while getting a chance to enjoy some of the best lands Ozaukee and Washington Counties have to offer. Anyone interested in being involved can sign up for the email list by responding to our stewardship director, Ryan at rwallin@owlt.org. By signing up for the email list you will be informed on dates and times seed collecting will occur. The preliminary first dates for collecting are August 28th and 29th.

Agency: Ozaukee Washington Land Trust
Volunteer opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 53095
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Craft your way into the hearts of hospice patients! (West Bend)

Do you enjoy making crafts? Do you want to volunteer from the comfort of your own home? Turn your hobby into healing by becoming a craft volunteer for hospice! Heartland Hospice needs more talented craft volunteers to donate items that will bring comfort to patients facing life-limiting illnesses. The sky's the limit when it comes to what you can donate, but some suggestions include: memory/comfort bears made out of loved one's clothing, crocheted or fleece lap blankets/shawls/slippers, full-size or decorative pillows, veterans-appreciation or patriotic items, stuffed animals (teddy bears), seasonal gifts or any other craft item that will brighten a patient's room.

Items can be dropped off at Heartland's business office in Milwaukee or we'll come to you. This is your chance to make a BIG difference without even leaving your doorstep! Please contact us if you're interested in donating handmade gifts of comfort to our hospice patients. We're waiting to hear from you! Contact Volunteer Coordinator Emilee at 414-944-2016 or emilee.high@hcr-manorcare.com for more info. 

Agency: Heartland Hospice
Volunteer opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 53095
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Spread the love! Donate items to comfort our hospice patients!

Volunteers are the HEART of Heartland Hospice! Do you enjoy making crafts? Do you want to volunteer from the comfort of your own home? Turn your hobby into healing by becoming a craft volunteer for hospice! Heartland Hospice needs more talented craft volunteers to donate items that will bring comfort to patients facing life-limiting illnesses. We are specifically in great need of slippers/booties with non-slip bottoms and "fidget" blankets, pillows and handmuffs that can bring great benefit to our Alzheimer's and dementia patients. For more information about fidget tools, visit here: https://www.pinterest.com/sbonham4486/fidget-blankets/.

Items can be dropped off at the Heartland Hospice office, Monday-Friday, from 8AM-5PM. This is your chance to make a BIG difference without even leaving your doorstep! Please contact us if you're interested in donating handmade gifts of comfort to our hospice patients. We're waiting to hear from you!

Heartland Hospice provides exceptional end-of-life services to patients and their families throughout seven counties: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha, Walworth, Jefferson, Dodge, Washington, Ozaukee.

Agency: Heartland Hospice
Volunteer opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 53090
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Tech Savvy Volunteer to assisted Activity Director develop computer games

Do you like Game Shows like Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune?? So do our residents! We are looking for a very Tech Savvy person to help us find/develop/implement some on-line games such as Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune that we can adapt to the abilities of our residents. We would like them to be viewed on our large screen TV to make it easier for our residents to view. We know there are some power point versions out there, but we are open to suggestions.  This would be a limited time volunteer opportunity, but one that is very much desired. So if you like game shows such as Jeopardy, know your way around computers and feel you can help us get this activity up and running, please contact us! Thank you!

Agency: Kettle Moraine Gardens Assisted Living (Kewaskum)
Volunteer opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 53040
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: LOVE MUSIC?? So do our residents! Come share your musical talent with our residents

Do you play the piano or any other instrument? We are always looking for individuals OR groups who would like to come in and entertain our residents. We can be flexible to fit your schedule. Our residents especially enjoy the old, familiar songs or hymns that they have known all their lives because they LOVE to SING ALONG! :)

Come share your musical talents with an appreciative audience! Contact me at kettlemorainegardens@gmail.com

Agency: Kettle Moraine Gardens Assisted Living (Kewaskum)
Volunteer opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 53040
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: School Supply Collection-Help Kids in Need

 

Make sure every child in our community has the tools they need for school this year! Help collect school supply donations for over 750 local children. United, we can ensure their future is bright!

Volunteer to collect supplies on your own or rally your co-workers to join you in the cause.

United Way of Washington County is partnering with multiple community organizations to advocate for school readiness because it’s the first step on the path to a successful life.

DONATIONS NEEDED

¨ Colored Pencils

¨ Crayons-box of 24

¨ Pocket Folders

¨ Glue 

¨ Loose Leaf Paper

¨ Color Markers

¨ Black/Blue Pens

¨ Spiral Notebooks

¨ Pencils

¨ Pencil Boxes

¨ Pink Erasers

¨ Rulers

If interested, please click "I want to help" and we'll be in touch shortly! Drop off will be at the United Way of Washington County at 215 N. Main St. West Bend or 1121 E. Sumner St. Hartford, July 17-August 19.

 

Agency: United Way of Washington County
Volunteer opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 53095
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Lawn Mowing in Washington County!

We have seniors in West Bend, Kewaskum, and Colgate who need help with their lawns.  Some lawns will only take 45 minutes to mow others up to 3 hours.  If you are interested let us know and we can match you up with the right lawn!!

Agency: Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County
Volunteer opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 53095
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Love to Drive? We need you!!

Could you lend a hand taking an older adult to their medical appointments or to the grocery store/food pantry? It's not just a drive, it's an opportunity to meet some special people and have the most amazing conversations.

Drive as little or as often as you like! Small commitment - rich in rewards!

 

Agency: Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County
Volunteer opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 53095
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Adopt a Senior!!

Would your school, church, business or family like to "Adopt a Senior?"  

Many opportunities are available to share a senior's needs such as lawn mowing, snow removal, light housekeeping or visits.  This gives volunteers the ability to schedule when you are available.  Such as one person helping for one month and another volunteer helping out another month...and so on...and so on...  

Does your life need a lift?  Adopt a senior......

 

Agency: Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County
Volunteer opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: 1 years old
Zip Code: 53090
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Housekeeping ain't no Joke!!

We are looking for people who would like to help with housekeeping.  Most seniors are looking for help with vacuuming and mopping.  Others are looking for help with window washing or dusting.  Right now we have a big need for the West Bend area.  This would be a great way to get to know a great senior and help make their day!  Usually requests are for 1-2 times a month for only 1-2 hours.  Contact Interfaith and we will fit you with the right senior!!

Agency: Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County
Volunteer opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 53095
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Let's Go Shopping!

Grocery Store Drivers needed for some of our seniors!  Needs at the moment include West Bend, Germantown, Jackson and Hartford.  Some seniors just need a ride there and home, while others need someone to shop with them and carry their groceries inside.  A great opportunity to help a senior today!!

Agency: Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County
Volunteer opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 53095
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Health Equipment Lending Program!

We're so excited to be partnering with the Threshold to open HELP Corner, a health equipment lending program serving Washington County.

We're looking for volunteers with a medical background, preferably in the area of durable medical goods. There are so many ways to get involved, getting donated items prepared for lending, fitting equipment, etc.

Flexible hours and days. We're hoping you will HELP us create something new and much-needed right here in your community!

Agency: Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County
Volunteer opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 53095
Allow Groups: No