From teaching preschoolers about eye safety to preparing produce to feed the hungry, there are many ways to volunteer this month. 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 October.
Your Amazing Eyes
Read stories to and play games with preschoolers on vision, eyeglasses and eye safety and conduct vision screenings weekdays 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Milwaukee Public Library locations; training provided by Prevent Blindness Wisconsin.
Contact: Sarah Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 765-0505, ext. 406
Tutor youth ages 10-18 Monday -Thursday 3:30-6:30 p.m. and/or prepare, organize and create fun educational group activities on Fridays or during the school day for Running Rebels Community Organization.
Contact: Natasha Coe at email@example.com or (414) 264-8222
Walk the Talk
Greet, register and guide participants, assist with lunch and clean up for Walk the Talk, a conference exploring innovation and creativity hosted by Near West Side Partners on Thursday, Oct. 13. Register here.
Contact: Katelin Krenzke at firstname.lastname@example.org or (219) 677-4108
Preserve Fresh Produce to Feed the Hungry
Chop, blanch, freeze and can fresh produce to feed the hungry Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in October for The Gathering at St. James Episcopal Church, 833 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Contact: Jim Goulee at email@example.com or (414) 273-7275
Library Loud Days: Haunted Library
Greet guests, hand out treats, paint faces, assist with scavenger hunt and more at Milwaukee Public Library on Oct. 22, 4:30-7:30 p.m. or 7:30-10:30 p.m.; and Oct. 23, 12 -3 p.m. or 3-5:30 p.m.
Contact: Deidre Steward at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 286-2794.