With school out, summer is an ideal time for youth to volunteer. Below are youth volunteer opportunities, both one-time and summer-long. Here are a few opportunities in June and beyond. For more opportunities, see the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee’s brochure.
Farmhand for Urban Farm
Compost food waste, water crops, pull weeds, harvest produce, plant seeds and mulch at Victory Garden Initiative urban farm; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. Families, groups and individuals welcome. Minimum age is 16.
Contact Eric Anderson at email@example.com or 414-727-2292
Summer Meal Program
Milwaukee Center for Independence is looking for volunteers to serve meals to children in Milwaukee County Parks during lunch and dinner times weekdays; June 23 through late Aug. Minimum age is 14.
Contact Manadra Rainey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-937-2258
Child Care Assistant
Engage children ages infant to 12 years old in play, games and art projects and assist with lunch at St. Ann Center For Intergenerational Care – Bucyrus Campus; Mondays-Fridays with various shifts. Minimum age is 13.
Contact Monica Yarn at email@example.com or 414-210-2432
Make a Difference with Older Adults this Summer
Assist with art & crafts, play bingo, sing songs, visit with and prepare lunch weekdays for seniors and people with disabilities at Catholic Charities Adult Day Center. Minimum age is 16.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-769-3400
Summer Morning Tutoring/Afternoon Recreation
Provide one on one word tutoring, lead reading groups and help with class projects morning or assist with recreation activities, arts and crafts and field trips afternoons at Milwaukee Academy of Science. Minimum age is 16.
Contact Monica R. Ducksworth at volunteercoordinator@MAScience.org or 414-933-0302
Food Sorting to Solve Hunger
Sort fresh produce donated from grocery stores and farmers for Feeding American Eastern Wisconsin; mostly weekdays, 9 a.m.-noon or 1:00-4 p.m. Groups and individuals welcome. Click here to sign up. Minimum age is 14.
Contact Kim Cafcules at email@example.com or 414-831-6333.
Help Kids Celebrate at our Super Reader Squad Party
Assist with activity stations and encourage children to sign up for the Milwaukee Public Library’s summer reading challenge Saturday, June 16 at Central Branch. Minimum age is 16.
Contact: Danielle Wrobleski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-286-3000.
*Minimum age listed is for unsupervised teens.