Spring is in the air, and you can celebrate by volunteering to help your neighbors. Volunteer Milwaukee, a service of the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, features a calendar full of events, both one-time and ongoing. Here are a few opportunities in April.
Fostering Our Riparian Biodiversity
Remove invasive species, establish native plants and trees and maintain trails as part of a River Revitalization Foundation program to improve habitat surrounding Milwaukee’s river basin; Monday and Friday afternoons and Saturdays.
Contact: Ellie Kirkwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-271-8000
Spring Yard Clean Up/ Summer Lawn Help
Help an older adult in your neighborhood with spring yard clean up or adopt a senior and help them all summer with grass cutting and trimming as part of Interfaith Older Adult Programs’ Neighborhood Outreach.
Contact: Mary Steinke at msteinke@
Great American Cleanup Kick-off
Set up, register volunteers and pass out supplies Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful’s start to the spring cleanup season (through May 31).
Contact: Betsy Bolte at email@example.com or 414-272-5462 Ext. 301
Kinnickinnic Spring River Clean Up
Clean up Pulaski Park, the river and the surrounding neighborhood by picking up garbage 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 22, as part of the Environmental Health program of Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers.
Contact: Elizabeth De Leon at Elizabeth.DeLeon@sschc.org or (414) 897-5622
Fruity Nutty Five Orchard Planting
Plant fruit and nut trees in parks and residential yards to create neighborhood orchards and food forests throughout the city of Milwaukee for Victory Garden Initiative Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Contact: Logan McDermott at Logan@VictoryGardenInitiative.org or 414-431-0888
Hawthorn Glen Park Cleanup
Help out with trash cleanup around the property and remove invasive species or participate in other special projects for Milwaukee Recreation Department, Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m.-noon.
Contact: Nicole Sponholtz at Nicole@MilwaukeeRecreation.net or 414-647-6043