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Volunteer Now: Cake Pops and Gum Drops; Write Letters

Weekly United Way Volunteer Center Press Release

To sign up for any of these volunteer opportunities or to learn more about volunteering, check out the United Way Volunteer Center. The following volunteer opportunities are available through the United Way of Waukesha County:

Youth Sports Volunteer, Waukesha Parks, Recreation And Forestry 

The Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department needs volunteer coaches for a variety of youth sports leagues throughout the year. Training and coaching information is provided by WPRF.

  • Soccer- Girls and Boys. K through 9th grade. Spring, April -June. Fall, Sept.-October
  • T-Ball- Girls and Boys, K-1st grade. Summer season. June-July
  • Softball- Girls, 2nd-10th grade. Friendly Pitch, Slo-Pitch, Fast-Pitch. Summer season, June-July
  • Baseball-Boys, 2nd-10th grade. Friendly Pitch, Baseball

Volunteers should be 18 years or older, have a basic sports knowledge and desire to make a positive difference in a child's life. A volunteer form will be required along with a background check.

Help Seniors with Fall Yard Clean Up - Great Youth Opportunity; Interfaith Senior Programs, Waukesha

You, your family, congregation, youth group, community group, or businesses are needed for outdoor yard clean up this fall for seniors and adults with disabilities throughout Waukesha County. Duties include: raking leaves, cleaning gutters, washing windows, weeding, installing storm windows, trimming bushes, and storing lawn furniture in yard.

Volunteers can arrange a time and date to do the work directly with the client. Work should be completed between Oct. 20 - Nov. 18. Requirements: Volunteers under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Application forms must be returned by Oct. 3. Volunteers are asked to bring extra tools and supplies.

Pen Pals/Got mail?;Retired And Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Menomonee Falls   

Do you love to write and receive "real" letters? Do you enjoy getting to know someone new? Are you interested in sharing your life’s stories with a student? If you answered "YES!" to any of these questions, we invite you to join the Seniors and Students Pen Pal program – a partnership between Riverside Elementary School/Menomonee Falls School District and Interfaith Senior Programs/RSVP of Waukesha County. You will be matched with a third-, fourth- or fifth-grade student throughout the school year. You will exchange letters with the student, sharing your stories and wisdom. At the end of the school year, the school hosts a party where pen pals are able to meet face to face. This is a great opportunity to connect with a student from the comfort of your own home. You don't have to go out in the cold winter months!

Cake Pops and Gum Drops Girl Scout Event, Girl Scouts Of Wisconsin Southeast, Waukesha

Be a Girl Scout Event Volunteer and share your passion, have fun, and positively impact girls' lives. Activities are already created and materials provided. Assist or lead a group of 15-20 girls in second and third grade. Have a deliciously good time as guide girls in decorating cake pops, making gumdrops, and creating a fancy and fun candy dish. Choose one or more of the following event sessions:

  • Thursday, Oct. 25, 4:30-7 p.m., Chinook
  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 9-11:30 a.m., Chinook
  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 12:30-3 p.m., Chinook

*Events may require additional set up and clean up time, beyond the scheduled event. Staff will provide a detailed confirmation prior to the event. Requirements: Volunteers must be a minimum age of 18 years old. All volunteers must complete a brief application and background check. 

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