Volunteer Opportunities: Apple Harvest Festival, Minooka Mash

Weekly Volunteer Opportunities in Waukesha County

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Many Volunteers Still Needed for the Apple Harvest Festival, Waukesha County Parks
The Retzer Nature Center's "Apple Harvest Festival" will be held Sept. 22 in Waukesha. Volunteers are needed at this fun family festival to assist in the children's activity area. Three volunteer shifts are available: 8:30 a.m. to noon, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Activities will include simple crafts, games, and outdoor nature-related activities. All volunteers receive free admission into the festival. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and enjoy working with children. Please dress for weather conditions, as this is an outdoor event. All training and materials will be provided upon your arrival the day of the event. Event is held rain or shine, so you are needed regardless of the weather.

2012 NAMIWalk in Waukesha Volunteers Needed
Each year, The National Alliance on Mental Illness hosts NAMIWalks all across the nation. This year will be NAMI Waukesha's ninth annual walk. We will be hosting this walk at the picnic pavilion on the corner of Moreland Boulevard and Whiterock Avenue immediately west of the train tracks on Oct. 6. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m. This is the largest fundraiser we host each year. Our goal for 2012 is $60,000. We cannot do this on our own and need many volunteers to make this happen. We need volunteers for help in the kitchen, walk route volunteers for directions and water, set-up and tear-down, registration and walker coordination. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are able to take on delegated tasks. This day is very busy for volunteers who play a very important role on making this event a great success.

Minooka Mash Halloween Event - Trail Spook
This Halloween event is put on at , part of the Waukesha County Park System, and is a cooperative event organized by the City of Waukesha Parks/Rec/Forestry Department and the Waukesha County Park System. This event is geared toward families with children ages 10 and under and includes: barn dance, guided nature trail, various children's activities, concessions, and a campfire area with a storyteller. The date for 2012 is Friday, Oct. 19, and volunteers are needed to assist as "spooks" in scenes along the Nature Trail. Volunteers should wear dark clothing and dress for weather conditions (ie: boots, gloves, etc). Training will be provided and scene assignments will be made at the mandatory trail rehearsal held the week prior. Props/make-up/costumes will be provided. This event is held rain or shine and volunteers are expected to report regardless of weather conditions. Volunteers should bring a bottle of water, snack, and a flashlight.

Office Assistant, Literacy Council of Greater Waukesha
Volunteers are needed to help support our staff and the operations of our organization. Volunteers will file, handle mailings, answer the phones, assemble orientation packets, and assist in other office duties as needed. You are welcome Monday through Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon. A great way to keep your job skills current or maybe learn a few new ones along the way! Volunteers must be a minimum of 18 years old, friendly, outgoing, and willing to work as a member of our team.

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