With the holiday season around the corner, there are lots of opportunities to lend a hand. 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 November and beyond.
Ready to Be a Hero? Disaster Action Team
The American Red Cross of SE WI is offering a one-day training Saturday, Nov. 3, on how to work with people in crisis on-scene at local disasters such as fires and floods in our community; 6-month commitment.
Register here or contact 414-345-8655.
Help Milwaukee County Residents File Tax Refunds
Prepare basic tax returns for low-income residents or do related clerical duties weekdays, evenings or weekends Jan.-April. Social Development Commission is conducting training in November.
Contact Diane Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-906-2804.
Ex Fabula Storytelling Event
Contact Sam Woods at email@example.com or 414-530-3503.
Children/Teens Group Assistant
Provide care and support for children in group programs at Milwaukee Center For Children And Youth, an agency that provides services to children and youth who have been abused and/or neglected.
Contact Nili Karul at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-248-3996.
Answer telephones, screen calls and schedule appointments Tuesdays or Wednesdays at Holton Street Clinic; must have computer experience.
Contact Jim Stewart at email@example.com or 414-264-8800.
Holiday Folk Fair International Event
Greet guests, sell food, monitor exhibits or assist at the walk Nov. 16-18 at the Holiday Folk Fair run by International Institute of Wisconsin. Sign up here.
Contact Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-225-6220.
Drumstick Dash 5K Run/Walk
Contact: Kim Cafcules at email@example.com or 414-831-6333.
Encourage giving with The Salvation Army Milwaukee County donation kettles November through Dec. 24; two-hour shifts at various locations. Register here.
Contact TJ Anguiano at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-302-4300.
Holiday Food Box Program
Your family, business, church or school can collect food for the boxes sent to central city families in need served by Capuchin Community Services for the Nov./Dec. holiday season. Learn more and sign up here.
Contact Mike George at email@example.com or 414-933-1300 Ext. 1113.
Winter Coat Needed for Women and Children
Prepare women and children served by Meta House for winter by donating new and gently used winter coats/jackets of all sizes from newborn to adult.
Contact Laura Jacobson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 977-5823.