As the temperatures begin to fall, you can lend a hand in the community. 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 October and beyond.
Sexual Assault Hotline
Answer the crisis line and provide information and intervention to victims of sexual trauma weekends or overnight for Aurora Healing and Advocacy Services. Intensive two-week training (October-November); register by Oct. 9.
Contact Nicky Glaser at HealingVolunteer@aurora.org or 414-219-5228.
Tutor students grades 1-12 at Glenbrook Apartments for CommonBond Communities. Help youth with homework, develop study skills and build positive relationships. Monday-Wednesday, 3-5 p.m.; 1-2 hours/week.
Contact Sara Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-375-1402.
Be a friend and help guide a Milwaukee child, age 6-18, for two years as part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program.
Contact Casey Parr at StartSomething@bbbsmilwaukee.org or 414-831-4563.
Promote Milwaukee Public Library programs, resources and services at community events including school open houses, health fairs and block parties. Complete an Online Volunteer Application.
Contact Danielle Wrobleski at email@example.com or 414-286-3077.
Domestic Violence Awareness Walk/Run
Set up, register walkers and runners, assist with checkpoints along 5k route, hand out water and cheer at finish line Saturday, Oct. 6 for Sojourner Family Peace Center. Hours are 7 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Contact Lily Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-810-1826.
Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon
Register participants, assist with parking, staff start and finish lines, monitor course and hand out beverages and food at Milwaukee Marathon Sunday, Oct. 7; various shifts 5 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sign up here.
Contact Scott Stauske at email@example.com or 414-418-8395.
Kohl’s Fall Rec Soccer Tournament
Assist with parking, help on field, and sell food and beverages for Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club at Uihlein Soccer Park October 12-14; shifts are 4:30-8 p.m., 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. or 1:30-6:30 p.m.
Contact Angie Opsahl at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-358-2678.
Milwaukee Film Festival
Take tickets, distribute and count ballots, assist at will-call and direct people in line for movies at Milwaukee Film Festival Oct. 18 – Nov. 1; various shifts. Register here.
Contact Amelia Bursi at email@example.com or 414-755-1965.
Help the Park People Of Milwaukee County remove invasive weeds and shrubs in various Milwaukee County Parks; Saturdays 9 a.m. – noon in October and November. Learn more about it.
Contact Park People here.
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