Volunteer opportunities from: Volunteer Center of Washington County

Volunteer: Ruby's Pantry July 13th

Join the fight against poverty and hunger by helping us serve neighbors, friends, and strangers in need at Ruby's Pantry. We host Ruby's Pantry on the second Thursday of every month.  It's truly a team effort and we're looking for help with the following volunteer roles:

Traffic Control

Shifts range from 1:30 to 8 pm Help set up, direct traffic, or clean up

Cafe: 

Shifts range from 2:30 to 8:30 pm Help prepare, serve and clean up

Distribution:

Preparation is from 3-5 pm and this is where we need the most help! Other shifts for food distribution run from 4:30 to 8 pm You'll help stock tables, assist shoppers, and clean up

Loading Cars:

We also need a lot of help in this area between 4:30 and 7:30 pm!

An application and criminal background check must be completed by the first of the month to help at that month's distribution! We will send you the necessary documents once you sign up to help. 

 
Agency: Community Church West Bend
Volunteer opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 07/13/2017
Agency Requirement: 1 years old
Zip Code: 53095
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Art & Chalk Festival Event Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed to help with MOWA's first annual Art & Chalk Festival.  Volunteers 16 years and older can assist with the many aspects of the event.  Volunteers will be helping with directing traffic, guiding attendees and assisting staff with ensuring the success of the event.  Come to meet new friends or bring one to work with-all are welcome!

Agency: Museum of Wisconsin Art
Volunteer opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 07/29/2017
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 53095
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Regner Fest Volunteer

Tons of family fun! Busiest day in Regner Park all summer. Assist in serving food to our many guests or working in the bar. You will receive a Regner Fest t-shirt!

 

Agency: West Bend Friends of Parks and Recreation
Volunteer opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 07/15/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
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: 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!

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

 Contact United Way to coordinate your drive.  Drop off collected supplies at 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: 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: Would you like to assist a Special Needs Group with boating, fishing and other activities? Help with the group from Golden Pearl!

Adults of varying ages from Golden Pearl will spend the day at Blue Lotus hiking trails, swimming, boating, fishing and just enjoying nature.  Come to assist with their activities and enjoy a day out in nature yourself!

Agency: Blue Lotus Farm & Retreat Center
Volunteer opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 07/14/2017
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 53095
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Gardening

Do you LOVE to garden, but don't have a space available to do so?  Come help our staff at Kettle Moraine Gardens with our plants, flowers and vegetable gardens. As a gardener, you know how much daily attention gardens require and we would love your help. There are daily chores of watering, pulling weeds, trimming, etc and in the fall, harvesting the vegetable from our raised vegetable gardens.

So if you have a GREEN THUMB, please contact us through the Volunteer Center of Washington County.

 

Agency: Kettle Moraine Gardens Assisted Living (Kewaskum)
Volunteer opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 09/30/2017
Agency Requirement: 1 years old
Zip Code: 53040
Allow Groups: No

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: 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: Mover Extraordinaire!

FRIENDS clients are often fortunate enough to find themselves moving on from shelter to living safe, healthy, self-reliant, independent lives. Many of our clients rely on public transportation in Washington County. The taxi service in the county is unable to transport large quantities of items at a time because they are a shared ride service and must keep space available for other riders. This forces our clients to make numerous, limited-bag trips. While grateful for public transportation, the extra trips can be expensive for clients trying to become more independent.

 

We are in great need of volunteers who are able and willing to transport items:

1. When clients transition from our shelter to their own apartments as a part of our Opening Doors Transitional Living Program. At times, this may also include picking up larger furniture items from Goodwill or St. Vincent De Paul's.

2. When our generous donors offer large furniture items for clients, but have no way of transporting them to the client's home (we do not have the space to store these items at our location). This would include picking the item(s) up from the donor's home and transporting to the client's home. Examples that have been offered to us in the past include kitchen tables and chairs, beds and mattresses, living room furniture, etc..

This volunteer position would be on-call (ex: a client needs moving help, we call any volunteers signed up to check for availability).

Thank you for taking the time to look at our opportunities!

 

**NOTE: No volunteer will transport clients. This opportunity focuses only on transporting large donation items.**

Agency: Friends, Inc.
Volunteer opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 53095
Allow Groups: Yes