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.
Make a Gingerbread House
Prepare materials and help families decorate a gingerbread house, hand out snacks and clean up Dec. 6, 9, 12, 16 and 19 at various times and Milwaukee Public Library locations.
Contact Sha’Nese Burnell-Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-286-3077.
Christmas Box & Toy Distribution
Check in guests, distribute food boxes and help parents select toys for their children for Capuchin Community Services now until Dec. 22; weekdays 9 a.m.- noon or 1-3 p.m.
Contact Shirelle Jenkins at email@example.com or 414-933-1300 ext. 1123.
Wellness Holiday Event
Share your skills in aromatherapy, massage, meditation/relaxation/visualization or balancing chakras at Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Friday, Dec. 15; 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Contact Kate Jaeger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-897-5184.
Set up and serve food to seniors Thursday, Dec. 21, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Interfaith Washington Park Senior Center.
Contact Sarah Moriarty at email@example.com or 414-933-2332.
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 anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Contact Jessica Brandt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-769-3414.
Encourage giving with The Salvation Army Milwaukee County donation kettles through Dec. 24; two-hour shifts at various locations.
Contact Valencia Clay at email@example.com or 414-302-4300.
Shovel snow in your neighborhood for older adults who receive services from Interfaith Neighborhood Outreach Program.
Contact Mary Steinke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-291-7500.