Give the gift of volunteering during the holidays! Volunteer Milwaukee, a service of the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee features a calendar full of events for volunteers, both one-time and ongoing. Here are a few of the opportunities in December.
Make a Gingerbread House
Prepare materials and help families decorate a gingerbread house, help with snacks and clean up on weekdays and Saturdays through Dec. 19 at various times and Milwaukee Public Library locations.
Contact: Deidre Steward at (414) 286-3077
Holiday Toy Shop
Help sort, stock or distribute 100,000 toys to families at The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County Distribution Center Dec. 10-11, 14-18, and 21, morning or afternoon hours.
Contact: Faithe Colas at (414) 302-4300
Santa’s Helpers Needed
Help people served by Capuchin Community Services select toys, books and clothing as Christmas gifts for their children Dec. 16-23 for two or more hours between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Contact: Brigid Rush at (414) 933-1300
Family Winter Weekend
Assist with family activities at Discovery World such as dog sleds, train rides and creating snowflake pop-ups, talk about the science of snowflakes or monitor foot traffic Dec. 19 and 20 between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Contact: Kelly Christman at (414) 765-1978
Greet seniors and serve lunch Dec. 23 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.at the Washington Park Senior Center, a service of Interfaith Older Adult Programs.
Contact: Samantha Glocka at (414) 933-2332