Looking for something meaningful to do this holiday season? 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.
Help collect funds in The Salvation Army Milwaukee County’s donation kettles, through Dec. 24. Participate in two-hour shifts at various locations.
Contact: Valencia Clay at email@example.com or (414) 302-4300
Sponsor a Holiday Donation Drive
Purchase new backpacks, jeans (size 34, 36 and 38 waist), tennis shoes (size 12 and 13) or $10 gift cards from Walmart or Walgreens for men in the Guest House of Milwaukee homeless shelter by Dec. 23; ideal for groups.
Contact: Roxy Helmeid at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 345-3240
Sing or play Christmas music for older adults with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease and for adults with disabilities at Catholic Charities Adult Day Center weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Contact: Nate Braun at email@example.com or (414) 769-3400
Provide Dinner for Youth
Prepare a weekday dinner at home or in our kitchen for homeless youth and young adults at Pathfinders Drop-In Center; stay to enjoy the 5:30 p.m. dinner if you wish.
Contact: Susan Raines at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 988-6870
Shovel in your neighborhood for older adults who receive services from Interfaith Neighborhood Outreach Program.
Contact: Mary Steinke at email@example.com or (414) 220-8648
MPS Mitten Tree
Warm up students this winter by knitting or donating new mittens, gloves, hats and scarves now until Jan. 6; drop off weekdays at Milwaukee Public Schools Central Office at 5225 W. Vliet St.
Contact: Heather Aschoff at aschofha@Milwaukee.k12.wi.us or (414) 773-9823