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Serve the Community with These Volunteer Opportunities

United Way in Waukesha County has different ways for you to give back to the community.

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

Tutoring Homeless Children: Hebron House of Hospitality in Waukesha
These opportunities fill up fast, so if you are interested inquire today. The Hebron House and Siena House are looking for tutors after school during the school year. Reliable transportation and ability to understand child development and education is required.

Sunday Respite Support: Hospice Advantage in Waukesha County
One of the most frequent requests for respite support is from those families who would like to attend Sunday church services or bible study, but are unable to leave their loved one unattended. Do you have free time on Sundays to help fill this need? Respite care volunteers may be requested on an "as needed" basis or for regularly scheduled visits for a minimum of a two-hour time frame. Note: volunteers are not expected to assist with any personal cares (feeding, dressing, administering medications, etc.). Volunteers must be a minimum of 18 years old and complete the required training and orientation.

Do You Have Karaoke? Can You Travel to Catholic Charities in New Berlin?
Do you have a secret desire to be a deejay? Do you have a karaoke machine? If so, we have just the spot for you! Our New Berlin Adult Day Center is looking for a volunteer to share their karaoke talent with our participants. We love to hear and sing hits from the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. We ask for minimum visit of once per month, anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes. The optimum time for your visit would be between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Volunteers must be 18 or older to volunteer. Children ages 14 and older must be accompanied by an adult.

Art-cessorrize with Girl Scouts in Waukesha County
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 [grades 6-8] as they learn to become savvy designers to give their rooms personalized flair with one-of-a-kind decorations. Guide them in creating exciting room accents using mosaic and stained glass techniques. Event Date: Saturday, Feb. 11, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Chinook. Volunteers must be a minimum age of 18 years old.

Art Activity Assistant: Donna Lexa Community Art Center in Waukesha
Reliable and friendly individuals are needed to assist art teachers in classes for adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Duties include helping one-on-one with art projects like painting, clay work, drawing, stitching, and beading...the creativity never ends here! Other tasks include helping the teacher prepare materials before class, and clean up after. Classes are two-hours long and meet Monday through Saturday mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Requirements are a minimum of 18 years old, or 16 and 17 with a parent, guardian, or adult chaperon.

Child Care Provider for Support Group: Safe Babies Healthy Families in Waukesha
Provide a lap and a little fun for infants and preschoolers during our support group for pregnant young women or young parents. This group meets the third Thursday of every month from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Blair Center, 434 Madison Street. A brief training and orientation will be required prior to providing volunteer services. A volunteer application and a background check will be completed prior to the training.

Camp Whitcomb/Mason Lumberjack Brunch: Camp Whitcomb/Mason in Hartland
Camp Whitcomb/Mason is looking for volunteers to assist at our annual lumberjack brunch on Sunday, April 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 1p.m. Volunteers assist in serving food, cleaning and setting tables and crowd control. Individuals, families or small groups are welcome to volunteer. Volunteers can work a 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. shift or a 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. shift. This event is very family oriented and serves about 800 people each year. We can utilize volunteers age 12 and older. No advance training is required.

Lunch Time Companion at Adult Day Center: Catholic Charities in New Berlin
Looking for a rewarding way to spend your lunch hour? Consider visiting with and assisting seniors with meal-time, and provide them with some mid-day cheer.
You will assist with lunchtime, such as wiping down tables, visiting with participants, possibly feeding participants, and cleaning up meal area. We are looking for a minimum commitment of once per week, but can be flexible! Wednesday and Thursday are the days we are most in need, from 11:30 a.m.  to 1:30 p.m.
Requirements: Please contact our volunteer coordinator for more information on this position. Volunteers can be 12 to volunteer with a parent or guardian, or 18 to volunteer alone.

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