Do your New Year’s resolutions include volunteering to help out your community? 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 January.
Help with inventory on donated toys at The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County Distribution Center, Jan. 9-12 from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m.
Contact: Nancy Zompolas at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 302-4300
“I Have A Dream” Blood Drive
Donate blood and save lives for BloodCenter of Wisconsin Friday, Jan. 13 at MLK Heritage Health Center or Saturday, Jan. 14 at Milwaukee College Preparatory School located within Northside YMCA, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Contact: Todd Coleman at Todd.Coleman@bcw.edu or (414) 937-6249
MLK Days of Service in Washington Park Neighborhood
Help with construction of homes at build sites for Milwaukee Habitat For Humanity. There are a variety of tasks to be completed. No experience needed. Instructions and guidance given on site. Jan. 14 and 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Contact: Catherine Brown at email@example.com or (414) 316-5620
Sort and Shelve MLK Week
Sort donated food, clothing and hygiene supplies for Capuchin Community Services: House of Peace Jan. 17-20 and throughout the year. 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Contact: Brigid Rush at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 933-1300 ext. 1123
Food Sorting for the Hungry MLK Week
Help box products and sort fresh produce from local farmers for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin to provide our hungry neighbors with nutritious food. Jan. 17-20 and throughout the year. 9 a.m. – noon and 1- 4 p.m.
Contact: David Berka at email@example.com or (414) 831-6326
Prepare Supplies for Great American Cleanup MLK Week
Count, package and mark trash bags, posters, fliers for annual neighborhood spring cleanup for Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful. Jan. 17-20 and through spring. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., two- to five-hour shifts.
Contact: Betsy Bolte at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 272-5462 ext. 301