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  • Thank you for utilizing the UW-Whitewater Career & Leadership Development Volunteer Opportunity Clearinghouse! To search for volunteer opportunities, choose the appropriate category of service and the county in which you’d like to serve.
  • Next to each entry, you’ll find an identifier (a four-digit number). Click on each number to access further details about an opportunity.
  • If you are a business or service agency and would like to add a service project to the Clearinghouse, fill out and submit this submission form.
  • If you are a student seeking a project and don’t see one that works for you, please fill out and submit this student request form.
  • For more information or assistance, contact Career & Leadership Development at 262-472-1471. Thank you!
1502 Elderly Companion
Our House Senior Living Volunteer Category: Elderly
We are in search of volunteers who are willing to spend extra time with our elder residents and take them out of the facility to outings.
1501 Train Show Assistant
Delavan Train Show Volunteer Category: Community Programs
My husband and I coordinate a community train show in Delavan WI. This year it is expanding to be in 8 locations in a 3 block area downtown. Because of the expanded location, we need about 14 student workers to help with the following: 1. Hand out maps of the locations of the layouts 2. Punch train "tickets" to verify visitors have visited that stop 3. Assist elderly visitors or those with walkers/wheelchairs in and out of the buildings (open doors, etc) 4. Provide breaks for the exhibitors by watching layouts 5. Assist the store owners with crowd control – maybe helping people line up, opening doors, or other simple assistance 6. Being extra sets of eyes to ensure that the event proceeds smoothly and safely for all involved 7. Assist with any visitor activities – an “I Spy” or “Guess what this item is” for example 8. Be a friendly, happy greeter who shares the enthusiasm for the event
1500 Patient Visiting Volunteer
Gentiva Hospice Volunteer Category: Elderly
Hospice is a compassionate, patient-centered approach to providing care for people at the end of life. Hospice care is focused on maintaining dignity, increasing quality of life, and providing comfort, including pain and symptom management. Gentiva not only cares for our patients, but offers support for their families as well. As a volunteer for Gentiva, you can make a difference in the lives of the people we serve. After completing our volunteer training course, you will visit patients in their homes (be that a skilled nursing facility or a free standing house), providing companionship and friendly visits. Right now there is a great need for volunteers in Elkhorn, East Troy and Delavan. Volunteers are assigned to visit patients that live in their neighborhood so the burden of travel is minimal. In most situations, visiting hours are flexible and you will be able to visit patients on your schedule, when it is most convenient for you. Visitor volunteers do NOT perform any medical or personal cares and do not transfer patients, administer any medicines, take patients to the bathroom, etc. Your job is just to visit as a friendly neighbor would!
1499 Shelter Advocate
YWCA Rock County Volunteer Category: Women
Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten. Most of these women have been isolated from family and friends. They have no one to reach out to and may be afraid to contact law enforcement. Often the voice on the other end of a crisis line can give them the strength they need to seek help. Will you be that voice? The YWCA of Rock County is seeking volunteers to help answer our 24-hr crisis line and assist with clients already in shelter. If you would like the opportunity to help survivors take their next steps, please contact us. Flexible hours, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
1498 Decorator
Seniors in the Park - City of Whitewater Volunteer Category: Miscellaneous
Help put up the tree, decorate it and the Community Building for the holidays.
1497 set up, serve and clean up
Seniors in the Park - City of Whitewater Volunteer Category: Elderly
9:30 – 11:00 am (3-4 people) Set up tables/chairs, decorate, set the tables, prep desserts, beverages, etc 11:30 – 1:30 (4 people) Welcome attendees, serve beverages, serve food/dessert, assist as needed 1:30 – 2:30 pm (4 people) Clean up
1496 Gadget Guru instructor/tutor
Seniors in the Park - City of Whitewater Volunteer Category: Elderly
Help older adults with a variety of technology including laptops, smart phones, tablets, e-readers, etc.Sessions are one to one and scheduled at your convenience.
1495 Newspaper Distributor
Working for Whitewater's Wellness Volunteer Category: Miscellaneous
Working for Whitewater's Wellness is looking for volunteers to help a community member distribute the Whitewater Press newspaper around Elkhorn on Saturday, November 23rd starting at 9am and/or around Whitewater on Sunday, November 24th at 8am. You may choose one or the other. Volunteer hours and recognition will be given. Refreshments will be available in Whitewater and the Elkhorn opportunity is potentially paid. These opportunities are best done in pairs, so bring a friend or two. The more volunteers we have, the quicker the day will go.
1494 Seed Collector
UW-Whitewater Volunteer Category: Environment
Seed Collectors will be responsible for collecting one or two specific prairie species in the UW-Whitewater nature preserve. Individuals will be trained on identifying the plant, determining if it is ready for harvest, and how to harvest it. Volunteers will work alone or in teams of two, depending on preference and quantity of seed needed for collection. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and long sleeve shirt and long pants to protect skin from plants and insects.
1492 Paper Distributor
Working for Whitewater's Wellness Volunteer Category: Community Programs
W3 is looking for 30-40 volunteers to help distribute the Whitewater Press newspaper to households throughout the city of Whitewater. This is a great opportunity to get some exercise by walking around Whitewater and distributing papers. Linda Bricco Schalk is the creator of the Whitewater Press who will be leading the opportunity on Saturday, April 6th from 8am-1pm. Volunteers will meet at the Cravath Lakefront Community Building located at 341 South Fremont Street in Whitewater to prepare papers, go out to different routes, and distribute them to households. We will then come back to the building for a potluck to wind down. You will get some exercise, help out the Whitewater community, and support W3 initiatives. Please contact Linda at 608-295-5217 or March at 262-472-1874 for more information on this opportunity.
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