Did the Independence Day holiday inspire you to help out in 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 July.
Mentor a Veritas High School student and assist with curriculum that builds skills for college and career success. Big Brothers Big Sisters is recruiting now for fall school year; deadline to apply is July 31.
Contact: Casey Parr at StartSomething@bbbsmilwaukee.org or 414-831-4563.
Make a Difference in the Lives of Young Children!
Help children from infants to 6 years old with outdoor/indoor play, arts and crafts and lunch at Penfield Children’s Center; weekdays 3 – t p.m. once per week.
Contact: Ellen Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-345-6376.
Provide exhibit tours to school groups and the public at Milwaukee Public Museum; training is a nine-month process. Must sign up by July 31.
Contact: Amanda Stopar at email@example.com or 414-278-2711.
Answer phones, check in visitors and assist homeless adults experiencing mental illness and addictions and children weekdays at The Cathedral Center’s shelter.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-831-0394.
Feed the Homeless and Hungry
Small groups are needed to prepare, serve and clean up breakfast weekdays 7-10 a.m. for The Gathering Of Southeast WI at St. Ben’s Meal Site.
Contact: Angela Wright at email@example.com or (414) 272-4122.
Fostering Our Riparian Biodiversity
Remove invasive species, establish native plants and trees and maintain trails as part of River Revitalization Foundation’s 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.
AIDS Walk Outreach at Brady Street Festival
Staff the AIDS Resource Center booth for a few hours at Brady Street Festival Saturday, July 29 to sign up participants for AIDS Walk Wisconsin & 5K Run to be held October 7.
Contact: Melanie Stagg at email@example.com or 414-225-1570.