Now that spring is here, put a spring in your step by helping out others. Volunteer Milwaukee, a service of the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, features a calendar of events for volunteers, both one-time and ongoing. Here are a few of the opportunities in May.
Senior Companion Program
Assist seniors with shopping and household tasks, escort them to appointments and provide friendship; must be 55 or older to volunteer for this Social Development Commission program.
Contact Ella Dunbar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-906-2700.
MPS All City Arts Festival
Direct students off buses, assist with performance prep, monitor stage and help with activities May 9-11 for this Milwaukee Public Schools event on Summerfest Grounds; 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., various shifts. Sign up here.
Contact Sophia Smith at email@example.com or 414-773-9823.
Art Project Assistant
Lead art projects for families and students for Artists Working in Education during the MPS All-City Arts Festival on Summerfest Grounds May 9-11; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Contact Tatiana Diaz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-933-3877.
Health and Wellness Fair Assistants
Manage check–in table, welcome presenters and help to set up activities for Health and Wellness Fair at Sojourner Family Peace Center Thursday, May 10; 8 a.m.-noon or noon-4 p.m.
Contact Lilly Grant at email@example.com or 414-810-1826.
Spaces & Traces
Collect tickets and guide visitors at Historic Milwaukee’s tour of homes and buildings in Walker’s Point Neighborhood, Saturday, May 12; shifts are 8:30-11:30 a.m., 11:30-2:30pm, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Learn more and sign up here.
Contact Julia Griffith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-277-7795.
Help Adults Affected by Alzheimer’s
Greet and register attendees and serve refreshments at Memory Café for those affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s at Milwaukee Public Library-Villard Square Tuesday, May 15; noon-3:30 p.m. Fill out application.
Contact Danielle Wrobleski at DMWrobl@milwaukee.gov or (414) 286-3077.
Bike Day: Community Health in Motion
Help with registration, bike helmet-fitting, setup and cleanup at Bike Day Saturday, May 19, at Kosciuszko Park for Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Contact Kate Jaeger at email@example.com or 414-897-5184.
Mad Hot Ballroom Dance Competition
Greet and direct audience members, escort students and cheer them on as they perform at this Danceworks competition Saturday, May 19 8am-1:30 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Contact Maggie Seer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-277-8480.
Wild, Wild West Fundraising Gala
Help with decoration, set up, registration, auction, games and tear down to for an event to benefit the La Causa Crisis Nursery & Respite Center Saturday, May 19 at the Harley-Davidson Museum; 9 a.m.-11 p.m., various shifts.
Contact Bridget Hirthe at email@example.com or 414-316-5503.
Stride and Glide 5K
Help with registration, set up, course monitoring and water and food distribution at 5K family fun run/walk/roll benefitting IndependenceFirst Saturday May, 19, in Walker’s Point neighborhood; 7:30 a.m.to 12:30pm.
Contact Anna Feeley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-226-8334.
Prevention of Youth Tobacco Use Neighborhood Walk
Walk to rally the community against tobacco use and then help with games and serving food Saturday, May 19, at the Neighborhood House Garden Park; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Contact Tasha Parker at email@example.com or 414-933-6161.
Contact Volunteer Coordinator here or call 414-273-7275.