Get into the holiday spirit this December by volunteering! 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 December and beyond.
Holiday Toy Drive
Donate new toys this Christmas season for children ages birth to 10 years old or give out toys to families for Capuchin Community Services; ideal project for churches, schools, businesses and families. See toy list.
Contact Mike George at CapHolidayDrives@thecapuchins.org or 414-933-1300 ext. 1113.
Answer phones, check in visitors and interact with homeless adults experiencing mental illness and addictions weekdays at The Cathedral Center’s homeless shelter.
Contact Ana Treptow at email@example.com or 414-831-0394.
Community Winter Clothing Bash
Sort and label winter clothing, serve snacks and beverages and help families select clothing for Our Daily Bread Community Outreach Center Saturday, Dec. 1 at Villard Street Library; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Contact Georgetta Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-755-0535.
Get Certified in Tax Preparation
Riverworks Development Corporation is offering free certification in tax preparation starting Dec. 3 (evenings and/or Saturdays) so that you can help Milwaukee residents file taxes from Feb. 1 to April 18.
Contact Coretta Herring at email@example.com or 414-906-9650.
Pick up, deliver and organize holiday donations for youth dealing with homelessness, crisis or trauma served by Pathfinders; Dec. 2-21 with hours on weekdays, evenings and/or Sunday mornings.
Contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-988-6870.
USA Weightlifting Finals
Help with set-up, registration, hospitality and more at USA Weightlifting Finals Dec. 5-9 at the Wisconsin Center; various shifts throughout the day and evening.
Delivery Day at Food Pantries
Food needs to be unloaded and stocked on the shelves for Friedens Community Ministries Thursday, Dec. 6, 8:30-11 a.m. at Hope House or Thursday, Dec. 20 at Zion Rock, 10 a.m.-noon.
Contact Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer@FriedensPantry.org or 414-289-6030.
Annual Wrap Party
Spend two hours wrapping donated holiday gifts on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Don & Sallie Davis and Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Clubs; morning or afternoon shifts.
Contact at email@example.com or 414-267-8100.
Assist with registration, holiday activity tables and clean up after the holiday event at Neighborhood House of Milwaukee on Friday, Dec. 14, 5-6:30 p.m.
Contact Tasha Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-933-6161.
A group of 20 or so volunteers are needed to paint the Salvation Army Citadel gymnasium to be used for youth programming in January. Group can choose Dec. date and plan for 6 to 8 hours of work; supplies and food provided.
Contact Nancy Zompolas at email@example.com or 414-302-4300.
Family New Year’s Eve Celebration
The Friends of the Domes need your help with admissions, managing the dance party and balloon drop and assisting guests at their New Year’s Eve celebration Monday, Dec. 31, 5:15 -9:30 p.m.
Contact Carrie Kelroy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-257-5600.